Who: Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of Community College of Philadelphia, is hosting a Conversation with Changemakers.
The panel includes four African American visionaries whose work has brought vitality and new knowledge to this city, in the areas of fashion merchandising, tourism and hospitality, business leadership and higher education.
- Business Leadership: Michele Lawrence, regional director of JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Lawrence is chief executive officer of MicheleSpeaks, LLC, a company launched in January 2017 to provide empowerment tools, educational opportunities and strategic planning services.
- Tourism: Greg DeShields currently serves as the Executive Director at PHLDiversity Multicultural Affairs Congress a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), adjunct instructor for Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality and Hospitality Educators.
- Fashion Merchandising: Tuesday Gordon: Before Philly had a trendy fashion district, it had trailblazers like Gordon, the manager, and a buyer, at Joan Shepp, Gordon, a CCP alumna, has blended together her love for fashion and travel to offer clients exquisite collections blending heritage and trends.
- Black Studies: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, professor and chair, Department of African American Studies at Temple University. Considered by his peers to be one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars, Asante has published 77 books and 400 articles.
When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Klein Cube, which is located in the Pavilion on 17th Street, just south of Spring Garden Street.
Why: Pathways magazine the College’s magazine, is hosting a conversation with changemakers in high-growth industries where the College is offering new degree programs and infusing new talent—Black Studies, Business Leadership, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
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