A special thanks to Itiba Beauty for supplying products for our goodie bags! They actually contacted us early in the year and were the first to donate. We can’t tell you what they gave us, only that it’s awesome!
Our morning keynote speaker is Marva Braithwaite, Brooklyn resident and founder of the Shannon T. Braithwaite Foundation. Shannon was Marva’s daughter and holds a special place in the heart of The Black Girl Project – the film that began this organization is dedicated to her. In the wake of Shannon’s senseless killing a little over 3 years ago, Ms. Braithwaite founded the foundation in order to “help our youth become more productive in their lives by allowing them to enjoy an environment that permits them to hone their skills and talents while developing them into industrious young adults.”