WASHINGTON (March 5, 2018)-- Founder of IndependentlyPR, LaWanda White will moderate a thoughtful discussion during the 3rd annual BRAVE Summit entitled “Artistically, Authentically and Unapologetically Black” on March 17, 2018 on the prestigious campus of Georgetown University during National Women’s History Month.
As one of the first breakout sessions of the day, White will moderate “Protecting and Publicizing Our Images: Black Women in Public Relations” alongside PR mavens: Lynn Hobson, author of Diary of a Hip Hop Publicist, Brittney Carter-McKinnon, CEO of B. Carter Solutions, and Priscilla Clarke, CEO and president of Clarke & Associates. The breakout session will offer a fresh culturally-competent perspective on why aspiring practitioners have the responsibility of sharing the stories that position our Black men and women in a positive manner. The panelists will reflect on their own experiences and influential women over the past century that have been leaders in this arena.
White first participated in the BRAVE Summit in 2016 during their inaugural year as a panelist on the “Unclassic Beauties: Women in Media/Entertainment” breakout session. Among White was actress, Nikki Beharie and Fashion Bomb Daily writer, Jame Jackson, moderated by associate professor of African American Studies, Dr. Soyica Diggs-Colbert. In 2017, White moderated the “#BreakingTheInternet” panel with panelists founder of For Harriet!, Kimberly Foster, founder of #OscarsSoWhite, April Reign and founder of Ms. Afropolitan, Minna Salami.
White, a GU alumna and former assistant director for the university’s event management department will address the urgent need for PR practitioners and others in communications to reinforce positive attitudes by perpetuating favorable images of Blacks in order to comabt negative stereotypes.
The 2018 BRAVE Summit keynote speaker Amanda Seales will also host several other breakout sessions and plenaries including: Black Women in the Media and Entertainment Industry, Creative You: An Unconventional Path to a Creative Career, Bridging Academia, Activism, and the African Diaspora, Activism Heights: Music, Words that foster healing, create identity, and combat stereotypes, and The Gospel Truth: Black Women in Ministry.