PBS SoCal and Firelight Media present a special screening of BOSS: The Black Experience in Business – a new PBS documentary from Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson.
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
6:30 p.m. Reception/Resource Fair
7:30 p.m. Screening and Discussion
8:45 p.m. Resource Fair continues
Join us for a preview of the film, followed by a panel discussion with local black business leaders:
Charisse Bremond Weaver, President & CEO, Brotherhood Crusade
Traci Curry, Producer, BOSS: The Black Experience in Business
Virgil Roberts, Co-founder, African American Board Leadership Institute; Managing partner and founder, Bobbitt & Roberts law firm
Moderated by Bonnie Boswell Hamilton, producer and host of Bonnie Boswell Reports, PBS SoCal
Come early at 6:30 p.m. for a reception and resource fair! Meet and network with organizations specializing in professional and business development.
**Please note, this event will be overbooked to ensure capacity. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Major funding for Boss: The Black Experience in Business is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Citigroup. Additional funding is provided by The JPB Foundation as part of Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from WNET reporting on poverty, jobs and opportunity in America; and by Fairview Capital, Yusef Kassim and public television viewers.