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Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn
February 11 @ 8:00 pm$5
Explore the rich history and social impact of businesses owned by and serving black communities in Brooklyn. Historian Jason Bartlett is joined by Cynthia Gordy Giwa, editor-in-chief of the online publication Black-Owned Brooklyn, and Jyll Hubbard-Salk, founder of Crown Heights yoga studio Urban Asanas, to discuss the challenges and triumphs of the network of black business owners then and now, and how growing economic empowerment has tied directly to the struggle for equality. Moderated by Digital Editor at Black Enterprise and host of What’s Eating Harlem?, Selena Hill.
Presented in connection with the exhibition, “The Business of Brooklyn.” Arrive at 5:15 pm for a special pre-program reception provided by TD Bank.