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We are excited to invite you to our June General Body Meeting, featuring a special panel discussion on “The African Diaspora Experience.” Hosted by the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) Social and Cultural Committee, this event promises to be an enlightening and enriching experience.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 11, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: 1301 Texas St. Houston, Texas 77002

About the Panel Discussion:

Our panel will delve into the rich and diverse communities of the African Diaspora, highlighting shared experiences and unique differences. This discussion aims to foster understanding, compassion, and unity among different communities by exploring the impacts of ethnicity and cultural backgrounds on individual lived experiences.

Meet Our Moderator and Panelists:

  • Moderator:
    • Jessica Georges: Transformation Coach and Muzek Artist with S.H.E. Teach
  • Panelists:
    • Anayo Ordu: Customer Success Manager in Education Technology
    • Christopher Knight: Cultural Architect and Program Director of the African American Studies Department at the University of Houston
    • Janel Caminos: Certified Diversity Professional and Chief Curly Officer of the Curly Crown Collective
    • Jonathan Lajas: Public Speaker, Educational Consultant, and Professional Entertainer
    • Atinuke Olaleye: Healthcare Technician and U.S. Navy Veteran

Our distinguished panelists hail from various backgrounds, representing Haiti, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Southern U.S. They will share their unique perspectives and the significant influence their cultural heritage has had on their personal and professional journeys.

Why You Should Attend:

This panel discussion is an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the diverse experiences within the African Diaspora. By attending, you’ll be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural richness within the African Diaspora.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations about identity, heritage, and community.
  • Network with professionals and community members dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and unity.

Open to All:

We encourage everyone to attend this event, as it is open to the public. Whether you are a member of the African Diaspora or simply interested in learning more about these vibrant communities, your presence and participation are valuable.

How to Register:

Please register for the event at

Submit Your Questions:

Do you have questions for our panelists? We invite you to submit them in advance through this form.

Join us for an evening of insightful discussions, cultural exchange, and community building. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this unique experience with you!

For more information and updates, visit our website or contact us directly. Let’s come together to celebrate and learn from the rich tapestry of the African Diaspora.

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