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WOW: Teen Summit No Shade

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WOW
Teen Summit: No Shade

Women of the World -WOW  Festival 

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Saturday, March 16 / 12pm

WOW Teen Summit: No Shade

Saturday, March 16, 2019
12 PM - 1:30 PM

This year’s WOW Teen Summit: No Shade, seeks 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 will demystify 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 is 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

Spotlight Interview:
Malaysia Freeman, VP of National Action Network Youth Huddle

Performer:
Aaliyah Daniels, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador
Careese Gordon, Dancer
The Soyemi Sisters, Singers

 

Roving Reporters:
Dezire Duverglas
Natalie Hernandez

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Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
Phone:
8007453000