A successful community event takes a great amount of strategy and planning. But what if you’re looking for more than just packing your venue to its capacity? How can you get people talking about your event online – even after it’s over?
In recognition of Black History Month, a large group of Seattle’s business and multicultural leaders came together tonight to bridge the gap between the many diverse communities in our city. The venue for this critical conversation is a private screening of ‘The Barber of Birmingham,’ the 2012 Academy Award nominated documentary short about an influential African American barber during the civil rights movement. The goal for the movie is to eventually make it available to the public. Local influential multicultural and business leaders including Rafael Stone, Attorney, Foster Pepper; Nate Miles, Director of St. Government Affairs for Lilly USA; Regina Glenn, Vice President of Multicultural and Small Business Development for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and Ollie Garrett, President & CEO for Tabor 100 were all community members who took part in this action. Regional law firm Foster Pepper PLLC and the Seattle International Film Festival hosted. We sent our news team to the event to gather some behind-the-scenes action. More on that later. In the meantime, here is a video we created with Foster Pepper and the Seattle Chamber to help jump start a conversation about diversity in our community.