Colorism Discussion and Equal Pay Events coming

A Colorism in the Black Community Panel Discussion is August 25 at Hotel Preston.

Participate in a celebration of black beauty and learn about how to help close the gap for black women at these two separate events happening August 21st and 25th.

Join The Nashville Black Professionals Social Networking Group for an intimate conversation and discussion on the topic of “Colorism” and the effects it has had on the black community. This event aims to explore the root of colorism, beginning at 4:00 pm, spend the first-hour networking, then the panel discussion will start at 5:00 pm and run until 7:30 on Sunday, August 25. If you would like to speak on the panel you can signup through the link and you will be contacted:

Colorism is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which people are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color. Colorism has been long defined as undue discrimination toward individuals of darker complexion within an ethnic or racial group. This particular issue is rampant even within the African American Community but not just in the African American Community but other cultures as well. It may shape and affect the actions of individuals within our community both knowingly and unknowingly.

According to event organizer Melinda Plummer, “It exists not just in our community but within black families as well. My family ranges from the darkest shade to the lightest….we have a mixture of colors within my family. The colorism that stems from slavery is just one of the things that has caused division within our community and in families as well. I will be inviting some of my family members to speak at this event.”

If you are looking to connect with other professionals in a social setting, the Nashville Black Professionals Social Networking Group hosts monthly networking mixers and other events to help professionals connect, help you expand your social and professional circle, and share what it is that you do whether you are working professionals, entrepreneurs, or business owner. Register on the website to become a member of the group:

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: Know Your Worth event August 21

This year Ladies Get Paid Nashville are honoring Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (August 22) with a panel showcasing black women financial experts who will share best practice for advocating for equality when it comes to negotiating salaries or freelance rates.

To discuss why black women receiving equal pay is important to closing the racial wealth gap, this event is for all people who want to hear experiences of fighting for equal pay as a black woman.

This panel, hosted by Brittney Oliver of Lemons 2 Lemonade, consists of Cassandra Williams (an experienced Human Resources leader with a background primarily within the healthcare industry); Dr. Ashley Williams (pharmacy manager at an independent pharmacy); Mitra Sharifi (a Money + Mindset Coach and Speaker, Founder of the Psychology of Spending, and host of @MoneyTalksConvo ); Manessa Lazare (a Human Resources Business Partner with seven years of progressive experience as an HR Professional); and Miranda Smith (a serial entrepreneur always looking to inspire others).

Ladies Get Paid is a career development organization and community that provides women the support they need to get the respect -and the pay- they deserve.

The event is Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6 PM – 8 PM at Tech Hill Commons, 500 Interstate Boulevard South #200, Nashville, Tennessee 37210 Tickets by Eventbrite $15.00 or 2 For $20 (Buy 2 tickets to receive a discount!)