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The Changemakers: A Conversation On Race, Faith + Culture

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In honor of Black History Month, join wit + grace for THE CHANGEMAKERS - A Conversation on Race, Faith + Culture, at the Langston Hughes House on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

This special discussion features four leading voices on racial reconciliation, faith, and black culture:

Anica Camela Mulzac, Psy.D is a licensed clinical psychologist whose interest in human dynamics, and passion for racial diversity have led to the creation of the consulting firm, Race (+) Positive. Doctor Anica has long made issues of race and racism a focal point in her work, from presentations, consultations, and workshops to writings, which include her latest article “Can Race Talks Be Positive?” She has given numerous presentations and workshops on the topic of race and race relations at various universities and professional settings. Doctor Anica is currently on staff at Sarah Lawrence College, serving as a senior clinician and student outreach co-coordinator. Her favorite things include volunteering at Prospect Park in her beloved Brooklyn and being with loved ones.

Ashley Abercrombie is a wife, mother, pastor, writer, voracious, reader, teacher, and prison chaplain. She serves on the Board of Directors for Treasures, an outreach and support ministry based in Los Angeles, to women in the sex industry. She is passionate about justice, transformation in people, communities, and neighborhoods, a passion she discovered over the 14 years she lived in Los Angeles, where she met and married her husband Cody. They live in Harlem, NY, with their two boys and pastor together on Wall Street, at Liberty Church, Downtown. 

Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes is a brand strategist, event planner, and licensed minister who currently works as the Senior Brand Strategist for The Yale University Dwight Hall Center for Social Justice & Public Change. Gabby is the former co-pastor to the young adults of The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, a 23,000 member church in Southeast Queens, along with her husband. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Queens, New York Guy R Brewer Religious Leadership Award and was recently named “One to Watch” by the faith-based publication, Root Magazine. She and her husband Rev. Andrew Wilkes were featured in Essence, in April 2016, on love and ministry. 

Renée Watson is an author, educator, and activist. Her children's picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Her books include young adult novels, Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home, which were both nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her picture book, Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills received several honors including an NAACP Image Award nomination in children’s literature. Her one-woman show, Roses are Red Women are Blue, debuted at the Lincoln Center at a showcase for emerging artists.

Renée has also worked as a consultant within the non-profit sector, specifically around teaching for social justice and the role of art in social justice. In the summer of 2016, Renée launched I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts. 

All proceeds from this event will benefit I, Too, Arts Collective. 

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