Enjoy stimulating Conversations at OZ!

Last updated on January 31st, 2019 at 11:21 am

(top row l-r) Dr. Shawn Joseph, Harry Allen, and Clint Gray. (bottom row l-r) Laquita Stribling, Jamel Gooch, Marcus Whitney, and Veronica Marable Johnson.

Conversations at OZ is an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dialogue with some of Nashville’s most interesting leaders. Conversations are unique fundraiser where you share a gourmet dinner and craft cocktails and a night of conversation with one of 35 of Nashville’s most fascinating and intriguing people who are icons among the folks making Nashville the “It” City. All proceeds benefit OZ Arts Nashville, a non-profit committed to enriching the Greater Nashville landscape by presenting bold new work and opportunities for engagement.

This event encourages discussion around contemporary topics by celebrating varied and impassioned perspectives. OZ Arts is dedicated to creating opportunities for audiences to engage directly with the art, to leave inspired by presentations that spark conversation and make lasting impressions. Wanna discuss multicultural marketing with Cristina Allen, or maybe talk about whether student-athletes should be paid to play with Clint Gray, or you could talk about the invisible voices of women with Veronica Marable Johnson, either of these, all at an intimate dinner, served family style, for six? Conversations Chef is Levon Wallace of Strategic Hospitality.

Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. come explore one of this year’s table topics with the host of your choice if you are lucky and choose now! Limited seats are available at each table, so get your’s today. All proceeds from this unique fundraiser benefit non-profit OZ Arts Nashville and its mission to bring, cultivate, and connect audiences to the best international and local contemporary arts. OZ Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 and located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209 USA. Call 615.350.7200 to reserve and purchase your ticket(s).

Some of this years’ Table Hosts and their topics are: The Invisible Voices of Women – Veronica Marable Johnson, Nashville Cable President; Cultural Competence: Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Laquita Stribling, Senior Vice President, Randstad USA; Pay to Play: Should student-athletes be paid to play? – Clint Gray, Co-Founder, Slim & Husky’s; Leading Through Adversity – Patricia Shea, Partner, Shea Advisory Services; The Many Paths to Becoming a Brewmaster: Your Childhood Career Dreams All Grown Up – Bailey Spaulding; ¡Ay, Caramba!: Multicultural Marketing for Future Nashville – Cristina Allen, Marketing and Businesses Development Executive, Caliente Consulting; Foster-ing a Diverse and Inclusive Creative Community – Joe Woolley, CEO, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce; The Evolution of the Modern Cocktail – Jeremiah Blake, Mixologist; and Honoring Nashville music legends, including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and more – Randall Bart, Music Historian, Icon Entertainment Group.

Other tables and their hosts: Rachel Whitney, Mayor David Briley, Artist Vadis Turner. Black Historian Jamel Campbell Gooch, Tom Gannon, Ann Patchett, Jim Flautt, Max Goldberg. Harry Allen, Marcus Whitney, Laurie Rice, Bob Keith, Samar Ali, Zulu Scott-Barnes, Rod Essig, Melinda Buntin, Rachel Freeman, Ian Ayre, Tony Giarratana, Ketch Secor, Attorney Charles Robert Bone, Wanda Lyle, Rob Newton, Clint Smith, Kate Herman, and Shawn Joseph, Director of Schools, MNPS.