Allyship & Action Summit

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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Highlights

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

June 18, 2020

Thursday

12:50 PM EST - 4:05 PM EST

Youtube Stream x Zoom Workshops

No registration fee

Agenda

eastern standard time

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

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

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Keynote Fireside, Jayanta Jenkins

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Q&A

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM:

"Round Table: How can white leadership be allies
in the ad industry?"

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM: Q&A

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM Intermission

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM:

Breakout Session: Join a workshop of your choice

Main Hall - Round Table II:

"How tf will agencies be allies going forward?"

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

3:10 PM - 3:35 PM: Fire-side Chat:

"Race, protests and workplace culture"

3:35 PM - 3:45 PM: Q&A

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM:

Keynote Presentation: [to be announced soon]

4:00 PM: Closing Remarks

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Fireside Keynote

Krys Burnette

wtf does allyship and action look like?

moderator
Krys Burnette
Org Transformation Consultant
Jayanta Jenkins

Black Agency Founder Fireside Chat

moderator
Jayanta Jenkins
@jayanta
Co-Founder Saturday Morning

How can white leadership be allies and thought leaders?

Jim Moriarty
moderator
Jim Moriarty
@jimmoriarty
Co-Managing Director, Brand Citizens
Rob	Schwartz
moderator
Rob Schwartz
@thatrobschwartz
CEO, TBWA
Bennett Bennett
moderator
Bennett Bennett
@bennettdbennett
Principal, Content Lead
Kathryn Guess
moderator
Kathryn Guess
@neptunesnachos
Storyteller in Chief at Microsoft Game Stack

How tf will agencies be allies going forward?

Yorlene Goff
moderator
Yorlene Goff
Global HR/Talent Leader
David Angelo
moderator
David Angelo
@dabravejourney
Creative Chairman/Founder of David&Goliath and the Founder of the non-profit Today, I'm Brave
Chaucer Barnes
moderator
Chaucer Barnes
@chocchauce
Chief Marketing Officer, Translation LLC
Kai Deveraux Lawson
moderator
Kai Deveraux Lawson
@mylifeofkai
Producer Co-Host, Mixed Company Podcast

Let's talk race, protests, and workplace culture.

Nate Nichols
moderator
Nate Nichols
@the_nichols
Founder, Creative Director, Palette Group
Benish Shah
moderator
Benish Shah
@benishshah
Chief Growth Officer, Loop & Tie

Breakout Sessions

Damian Madray
moderator
Damian Madray
@themadray
Founder/CEO

A Dialogue About Privilege & Systemic Oppression

For 30 minutes we will explore how privilege contributes to systemic oppression

Yelda Ali
moderator
Yelda Ali
@Y3LDA
Founder, Camel Assembly

Marching Daily, A Lifestyle

How to apply the energy of a march to your daily life and community.

Michael Tennant
moderator
Michael Tennant
@michaeltennantnyc
CEO, Curiosity Lab

Reinforcing empathy in your life and at your workplace

Dismantling a racist system takes Allyship, and Allyship requires tools of empathy. This workshop will help equip our community with tools and steps to be action-oriented after the summit.

Kevin Huynh
moderator
Kevin Huynh
@kiwimonk
Founding Partner, People & Company

Rallying People 101: How to start a community and take action together

Alone we are limited. With others, we multiply our impact. Join Kevin, partner at People & Company and co-author of Get Together for a mini crash course on how to start rallying your people. Whether you want to launch an antiracism book club or organize a fundraiser, the core questions to get started are the same.

Kiana Pirouz
moderator
Kiana Pirouz
@kianamoods
Head of Marketing, We Are Rosie

How to design an equitable organization

System reboot 101. Inclusivity as a blueprint, not a strategy.

Vienna Pharaon
moderator
Vienna Pharaon
@MindfulMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of @MindfulMFT

Unpacking Beliefs About Race

Join Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Vienna Pharaon, as she explores the ways in which belief systems get created, and how we can begin to unpack them and re-integrate new beliefs into our lives from an empowered position.

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.

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?

No costs, everyone apart of this virtual conference is volunteering their time to support the freelance community.

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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