WOW TEEN SUMMIT: NO SHADE

This year’s WOW Teen Summit: No Shade sought to explore the impact of colorism on a global scale and its influence on local communities. Shade representation in the media, both traditional and modern, has been a challenge throughout history; new platforms are emerging to address these long-standing issues, as women around the world are recognizing and rejecting the bias. Through performances and panel discussions, we demystified the connection between racism and colorism, while opening up a dialogue of healing that will help us develop tactics to combat it.

WOW Teen Summit was presented by Apollo Education and the Apollo Young Producers. A collective of Apollo Theater Academy Alumni, the Apollo Young Producers create and develop events to connect young artists to the Apollo Theater and provide a creative space for collaboration. While working to provide an opportunity for youth to showcase their work, the Young Producers learn to produce and manage events under the tutelage of seasoned arts and entertainment professionals.

Hosts:
Kenya Fredericks
Malcolm Smith

Moderator:
Beverly Danquah

Panelists:
Valencia Clay, Educator/Activist
Tori Elizabeth, Co-Founder of The Colored Girl
Janel Martinez, Writer; Founder of Ain't I Latina?
Nidhi Sunil, Model/Activist

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