Allyship & Action Summit 2.0

We’re still not past the systematic racial challenges of the advertising industry. How do we sustain racial conversations and  educate beyond, “black tile tuesday”?

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Details - aug. 4th

The summit will be a source of information on allyship and providing tangible next steps on anti-racism in ad land for all. 

We don’t want anyone on the sidelines during this moment and in the future. We’ll have workshops and talks designed for scalable and sustainable action. 

We’ll connect allies to Black creatives and other allies to learn and continue the conversation. We’re a community first and an industry second. Now let’s connect for TRUE allyship.

when

August 4, 2020

Tuesday

12:50 PM EST - 4:05 PM EST

Live Stream x Zoom Workshops

$25 registration fee

Agenda

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12:50 PM - 1:00 PM: Waiting Room Fun  

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM: Welcome Remarks

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM: Opening Keynote, Nandini Jammi

1:25 PM - 1:35 PM: Q&A

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM:

Round Table: wtf does change looks like from the Black experience.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Q&A

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Intermission

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM: A&A Announcements

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM:

Breakout Session: Join a workshop of your choice

Main Hall - Fireside chat:

How tf can the media be allies?

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM: Q&A

3:10 PM - 3:35 PM: 

Round table II: How tf will agency leaders be allies?

3:35 PM - 3:50 PM: Q&A

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM:

Closing Keynote: Jezz Chung

4:00 PM: Closing Remarks

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Keynotes

Nandini Jammi

Opening Keynote

moderator
Nandini Jammi
@nandoodles
Co Founder, Sleeping Giants, Check My Ads
Jezz Chung

Closing Keynote

moderator
Jezz Chung
@jezzchung
Creative Equity Advisor & Transformation Facilitator

wtf does change look like from the Black experience.

Gabrielle Shirdan
moderator
Gabrielle Shirdan
@gabrielleshirdan
VP Creative Director, McCann
Angela Brown
moderator
Angela Brown
@AngelaIRL
Senior Social Strategist, GSD&M
Kendra Clarke
moderator
Kendra Clarke
@itsclarkwithane
VP Data Science & Product Development, sparks & honey
Taylor Yarbrough
moderator
Taylor Yarbrough
@timberlace
Associate Director, Global Culture & Inclusion, FCB

How tf will agency leaders be allies?

Walter T. Geer III
moderator
Walter T. Geer III
@3rdgeers
SVP, Group Creative Director \ Digital Experience + Innovation at TBWA\WORLDHEALTH
Jon Cook
moderator
Jon Cook
@JonCookVMLYR
CEO, VMLY&R
Laura Maness
moderator
Laura Maness
@lauramaness
CEO, Havas New York
Gary Vaynerchuk
moderator
Gary Vaynerchuk
@garyvee
Chairman, VaynerX

How tf can the media be allies?

Doug Zanger
moderator
Doug Zanger
@zanger
Editor, Adweek
Nate Nichols
moderator
Nate Nichols
@the_nichols
Founder, Creative Director, Palette Group

Breakout Sessions

Aniesia Williams // Melvin Wilson
moderator
Aniesia Williams // Melvin Wilson

Innovation as inclusion - Building for the new normal

Digital and value first frameworks to develop work and generate revenue with cool ideas while doing social good or creating diversity impact through value.

Melvin Wilson: Founder/President of Solve Innovation Group
Aniesia Williams: Partner, Chief Client & Communications Officer
Solve Innovation Group

Reema Elghossain
moderator
Reema Elghossain
@meema82
VP, Talent Equity & Inclusion, 4As Foundation

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable Conversations

Conversations around race and discrimination in the workplace and in America have been a constant for generations. While most conversations are uncomfortable, they are necessary in moving toward true equity, diversity and inclusion. Being an ally to Black people and other marginalized groups should be an innate response to social injustice. But before you can do that, you have to have an uncomfortable conversation with yourself to fully understand where you stand as an ally. We’ll discuss what allyship looks like and how you can uncover personal truths that help lead to a better tomorrow.

Aisha Hakim
moderator
Aisha Hakim
@aisha_ann
Founder/Creative Director of Fellow

How To Weaponize Your Privilege For Good. Period.

Every white person in advertising must take action against the industries systemic racism, but where do you start? This workshop will provide actionable ideas on how to hold your agency accountable from within, and be a pebble in your leaderships shoe when it comes to supporting their Black employees.

Carol Dunn // Reonna Johnson
moderator
Carol Dunn // Reonna Johnson
@pledgeinfor13
Pledge for 13

Dismantling Systemic Racism: It Starts At The Top

How-to actionably stomp out systemic racism and create equity in the advertising industry by using the same tools when our clients ask us to raise numbers of the audience for their products.   GOAL:  Raising the percentage of Black bodies in leadership positions to 13% (reflective of the % of Black people in the US) by 2023.

Lead by: Reonna Johnson, VP / Director of Marketing & Business Development of Pledge for 13%, Carol Dunn, Executive Producer, Human Worldwide

Farah Harris
moderator
Farah Harris
@FarahHarrisLCPC
Psychotherapist and Owner

Black Resilience: A Conversation About Black Mental Health

Workshop specifically for Black employees to identify how to maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing in the midst of the current (and historical) racial climate, and beyond.

Ricky Staub & Episode Four
moderator
Ricky Staub & Episode Four
@neighborhoodfilm
Director, Founder of Neighborhood Film Company

Open Hiring for the Formerly Incarcerated

Ricky Staub moderates a discussion with the founders of Episode Four and their employee Aaron St. Jean who was formerly incarcerated and is now a Production Coordinator at their company. Hear why they decided to hire Aaron, how they addressed making this happen in their own company and with their clients, and ultimately how Aaron how contributed to creating a transformative office culture.

Panel: Aaron St. Jean, Office/Production Coordinator, Mark Himmel, Founding Partner, Teddy Lynn, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

FAQ

Who is invited?

Everyone in the advertising industry from account managers to the c-suites; freelancers, agencies, production companies, brands – everyone.

How much is it?

$25, we’re using the funds to pay our workshop leaders and sustain The movement.

Where will the summit be hosted?

Virtually on YouTube and Zoom.

What is a breakout session?

We have virtual breakout sessions scheduled to connect directly with these folks between sessions. You'll also network with each other.

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