ODUNDE, Inc. to Host MY STORY Symposium at African American Museum, 1/23
More than 75 students, entrepreneurs, advocacy groups, and civic and community leaders, are expected to attend "My Story", a symposium featuring local African-American leaders, discussing their experiences in conducting business in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
The event, hosted by the organizers of the ODUNDE Festival, an annual, four-day long cultural event whose programs reach audiences of more than 500,000 persons, will highlight Ahmeenah Young, CEO, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, and A. Rahim Islam, CEO, Universal Companies. A. Bruce Crawley, president, Millennium 3 Management, Inc., will be the moderator.
Oshunbumi Fernandez, president and CEO, ODUNDE, Inc., says, "'My Story' provides a chance for students, budding entrepreneurs, and the Greater Philadelphia community as a whole, to hear, firsthand, the stories of influential Black Philadelphians, who have found great success in this City. At the conclusion of the event, our goal is to inspire and encourage attendees to lead by the example set by these great individuals."
"My Story" is the first event to be held this year, as part of the ODUNDE 365 initiative, which provides African and African-American cultural and athletic programming year-long.
Collaborative partners of the event include, Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week, Clear Channel, the African American Museum in Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Tribune.
The symposium will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Penn.