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Lawrenceville, GA :: “Come Meet A Black Person”
November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$15
In honor of the Urban Mediamakers 16th anniversary, we are throwing a “Come Meet A Black Person” Networking Event!
Because with the divisive and racist atmosphere of this country, we want to do something to positively challenge the negativity.
The idea of “Come Meet A Black Person” Networking Event came about when we recently found out that 75% of white people in the United States do not have non-white friends. According to the New York Magazine, white people continue to deploy the phrase “I have a ton of black friends!” to justify casual racism, but it’s not actually true for three quarters of white Americans.
But we, as well as many, many others, want to change that statistic.
With your help — actors, filmmakers, writers, our members and supporters — we are inviting white people who do not have non-white friends to come out to our celebration, and put aside any pre-conceived notions about different cultures. We want everyone to just come with an open mind to this networking event of diverse, creative individuals.
“Come Meet A Black Person” Networking Event includes introductions, our Get-Acquainted Scavenger Hunt, Cheryle’s Chili Bar, munchies, drinks and giveaways.
Ticket includes eats (while it lasts) and two drink tickets for soda, beer and wine. Get there early! Bring your business cards and come ready to experience some new friends!
Our partners for this event are BlackGwinnett Magazine and Camrose Creative Services.
Proceeds benefit the Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) program for youth ages 12-19.
NO TICKET SOLD AT THE DOOR.