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The Thread: Conversations Beyond The Return Vol. 6

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· Stage
Welcome + HopIn 101
Vibe to DJ Highfa (all the way from Benin!), learn the basics of using the platform, and meet your fellow attendees.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T11:00:00Z 2020-08-23T11:30:00Z America/New_York Welcome+%2B+HopIn+101 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Fireside Chat: Black August
We celebrate Black August to honor & hold up resilience & revolution. This opening fireside chat explores this opportunity with leaders from around the world.
Russell Shoatz Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Ashanti  Alston Autumn Marie Twitter @msautumnmarie IG @iamstagram
2020-08-23T11:30:00Z 2020-08-23T12:00:00Z America/New_York Fireside+Chat%3A+Black+August https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Live Performance: Yung Afrika Pioneers
A selection of old classic HighLife and Palmwine guitar music from Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, spanning the decades from the 50s the 60s and the 70s.
ayo Odia
2020-08-23T12:00:00Z 2020-08-23T12:20:00Z America/New_York Live+Performance%3A+Yung+Afrika+Pioneers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Work, Hype, & Creative Conjunction: The Black Is King Effect
BIK has been an incredible moment #4theculture. Delving into the artistic process, the hype of recognition & the conjunction of community in the creative space.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Ahmed Akasha (@sorevolutionary) Stephanie C. Nnamani Papi Ojo
2020-08-23T12:20:00Z 2020-08-23T13:00:00Z America/New_York Work%2C+Hype%2C+%26+Creative+Conjunction%3A+The+Black+Is+King+Effect https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking + Stretch Break
Catch the vibes with DJ Highfa and meet your fellow attendees + discover Black-owned brands in the Expo Hall!
DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T13:00:00Z 2020-08-23T13:20:00Z America/New_York Networking+%2B+Stretch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Beyond Us: Contemporary Eldership and Preparing The Next Generation
Talking to entrepreneurs & leaders about innovative ways to prepare the next generation for the next level of progress through the lens of modern day eldership.
Shanna Sabio (@growhousebk) Katrena Perou Walla Elsheikh Ausene Morrison-Feaster Amadou Daffe
2020-08-23T13:20:00Z 2020-08-23T14:00:00Z America/New_York Beyond+Us%3A+Contemporary+Eldership+and+Preparing+The+Next+Generation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking + Stretch Break
Catch the vibes with DJ Highfa and meet your fellow attendees + discover Black-owned brands in the Expo Hall!
DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T14:00:00Z 2020-08-23T14:20:00Z America/New_York Networking+%2B+Stretch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Art, Spirit, and The Cosmos: Using Divine Ancestral Practice to Carve A Way Forward
Speakers from GH, ZA & NG + range from a practicing diviner & astrologist, an art curator & cultural commentator, to a visual artist & cultural anthropologist.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Ehime Ora Zana Masombuka(@ndebelesuperhero) Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin Nzinga Metzger
2020-08-23T14:20:00Z 2020-08-23T15:00:00Z America/New_York Art%2C+Spirit%2C+and+The+Cosmos%3A+Using+Divine+Ancestral+Practice+to+Carve+A+Way+Forward https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Live Performance: Mpho Sebina
This Botswana born, Joburg based singer-songwriter is ready to inject an infectious energy into the Pan African music scene.
Mpho  Sebina
2020-08-23T15:00:00Z 2020-08-23T15:20:00Z America/New_York Live+Performance%3A+Mpho+Sebina https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Pivots + Intersections
Chatting to 4 "journeyers" about what motivates them to take the road less traveled while finding a deep sense of purpose in their work towards "success"
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Zoe Adjonyoh Kelly Scavella (@kellsglobal) Tabi Bonney (@tabibonney) Kevon Foderingham @kevonfoderingham
2020-08-23T15:20:00Z 2020-08-23T16:00:00Z America/New_York Pivots+%2B+Intersections https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Fireside Chat: Motivation
An intimate conversation with an Olympic Silver Medalist on his journey to the continent, his path to fencing, and what ultimately drives his motivation.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Daryl Homer
2020-08-23T16:45:00Z 2020-08-23T17:10:00Z America/New_York Fireside+Chat%3A+Motivation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking + Stretch Break
Catch the vibes with DJ Highfa and meet your fellow attendees + discover Black-owned brands in the Expo Hall!
DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T17:10:00Z 2020-08-23T17:30:00Z America/New_York Networking+%2B+Stretch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Next Plays: Bitcoin, Co-Investing, and Pathways To Owning Our Value
From bitcoin to fractional ownership to breaking down our roles & influence as top consumers we'll introduce concepts that can change the way you think about $$
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Jatali Bellanton @KidsWhoBank Kofi Ampadu (Twitter @TheKofiAmpadu) Deidra McIntyre (@deidra.r.mcintyre)
2020-08-23T17:30:00Z 2020-08-23T18:10:00Z America/New_York Next+Plays%3A+Bitcoin%2C+Co-Investing%2C+and+Pathways+To+Owning+Our+Value https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking + Stretch Break
DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T18:10:00Z 2020-08-23T18:30:00Z America/New_York Networking+%2B+Stretch+Break%09 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
There Is No Hack: Entrepreneurship and Wowing Your Customers
Talking to entrepreneurs who've found new markets, dominated & found success by focusing on the experience in spite of lack of funding in black businesses.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Jesse Onomiwo(@jesse_onomiwo) Camille Dundas Osita "DUKE" Ugeh @dedukeosy
2020-08-23T18:30:00Z 2020-08-23T19:10:00Z America/New_York There+Is+No+Hack%3A+Entrepreneurship+and+Wowing+Your+Customers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking + Stretch Break
Catch the vibes with DJ Highfa and meet your fellow attendees + discover Black-owned brands in the Expo Hall!
DJ  Highfa
2020-08-23T19:10:00Z 2020-08-23T19:30:00Z America/New_York Networking+%2B+Stretch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
COVID-19 and Rise of Work From Anywhere: How Do We Take Advantage?
We'll hear from government reps, entrepreneurs, and the aviation industry on options & opportunities outside of the US & how we can milk it while staying safe.
Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae) Eusi  Skeete Claire Soares (@clairebsoares)
2020-08-23T19:30:00Z 2020-08-23T20:10:00Z America/New_York COVID-19+and+Rise+of+Work+From+Anywhere%3A+How+Do+We+Take+Advantage%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Let Out
DJ  Highfa Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)
2020-08-23T20:10:00Z 2020-08-23T20:30:00Z America/New_York The+Let+Out https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fthe-thread-conversations-beyond-the-return-vol-6 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Russell Shoatz

Activist

Brenda Orelus

Flight Bae

Zoe Adjonyoh

Chef, Writer, Activist & Entrepreneur

Daryl Homer

Olympic Medalist & Aspiring ChangeMaker

Ashanti Alston

Former Political Prisoner, Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army

Nana Boateng

The Thread Social Manager

Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)

Founder & CEO @Tastemakers Africa

Autumn Marie Twitter @msautumnmarie IG @iamstagram

Founder & Managing Director KGL FWD, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Eusi Skeete

Director, USA Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Jatali Bellanton @KidsWhoBank

Jatali of Kids Who Bank

Papi Ojo

Papi Ojo, Artist

Amadou Daffe

CEO & Co-founder, Gebeya Inc.

Stephanie C. Nnamani

Visual Artist, Art Director, and Essayist

Nzinga Metzger

Founder and Director of The DuniaFore Foundation

ayo Odia

Yung Afrikan Pioneers

Osita "DUKE" Ugeh @dedukeosy

CEO -DUKE CONCEPT

Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin

Founder & Creative Director of TAC

Ausene Morrison-Feaster

Student

Claire Soares (@clairebsoares)

Founder + CEO of Up in the Air Life, a Luxury Travel Company

Walla Elsheikh

Co-Founder & CEO - Birthright AFRICA

Ahmed Akasha (@sorevolutionary)

Ahmed Akasha

DJ Highfa

Resident Selecta

Zana Masombuka(@ndebelesuperhero)

Ndebele Superhero

Ehime Ora

Iya Ehime Ora

Camille Dundas

Editor-in-Chief, ByBlacks.com

Jesse Onomiwo(@jesse_onomiwo)

Co-founder/CEO of Autosparkle, an eco-friendly luxury automobile and furniture care house of brands.

Kevon Foderingham @kevonfoderingham

Founder Caribbean Fashion & Arts Feature Festival

Tabi Bonney (@tabibonney)

Entrepreneur/Artist

Kelly Scavella (@kellsglobal)

International Agriculture Professional

Mpho Sebina

Melodist , Singer and Songwriter

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou - Inspiring Minds NYC,Executive Director

Shanna Sabio (@growhousebk)

Shanna Sabio @growhousebk

Deidra McIntyre (@deidra.r.mcintyre)

Black People & Cryptocurrency founder

Kofi Ampadu (Twitter @TheKofiAmpadu)

Startup Investor & Advisor

Oummou Diallo (@tizzy.sassy)

Head CX @Tastemakers Africa

Yayra Agbofah

Community Manager @Tastemakers Africa

Chip Kennedy

CTO @Tastemakers Africa

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