PRESS RELEASE — The twenty seventh Annual Black Ladies’s Expo (BWe NEXT) returns August 12 – 14, 2022 at McCormick Place uplifting the theme “The Legacy Continues.”
“We selected this theme in tribute to the hundreds of Black ladies, males and households which have supported us over time with out fail,” mentioned Merry Inexperienced, Creator and Government Producer of the most important expo for Black ladies within the nation. “This weekend has all the time been about celebrating the greatness of the Black girl. As a workforce, we attempt to make each second spent at Expo uplifting, empowering and simply plain enjoyable.”
The festivities will kick off with an invitation-only “Phenomenal Girl” awards reception on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Twelve ladies shall be saluted for his or her profession accomplishments and contributions to neighborhood.
The honorees embrace: Astin Hayes, Michelle Okennard, Jimilita Tillman, Kari Steele, Glennese Harston Ray, Jackie Burgess-Bishop, Monique Spence, Frances Guichard, Dorothy Jean Tillman II, Chrishon Lampley, Patrice Gibson and Chanel W. Coney.
A ribbon reducing ceremony will happen Friday, August twelfth at 9:45 a.m. and can characteristic temporary remarks by a number of metropolis officers, dignitaries and sponsors.
As soon as the doorways open, attendees can count on three days of informative seminars, visitor audio system, a youth summit, reside demonstrations together with a style present, hair present, job truthful and most important stage leisure. Greater than 400 exhibitors shall be on the principle ground displaying services.
Headline leisure contains timeless balladeer El DeBarge, DJ Mannie Recent, R&B singer Montell Jordan and a sequence of performances by native artists. Actress Brandee Evans and singer, author/producer Nicci Gilbert shall be featured audio system.
Inexperienced shared that this manufacturing was tough to plan as a result of sudden passing of her sister Ruby earlier this summer time.
“I misplaced my sister unexpectedly, and wasn’t certain how I might transfer ahead,” mentioned Inexperienced. “Then I remembered how a lot she liked the Expo and would fly in yearly to lend a serving to hand. So, I wiped my tears, received again to work and right here we’re, similar to Ruby would need.”
Inexperienced is dedicating this 12 months’s present to the reminiscence of her sister.
J.P. Morgan Chase is serving as this 12 months’s Title Sponsor for the Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta exhibits. Presenting companions embrace Walgreens, Verizon and State Farm. Tickets to the BWe NEXT can be found for half worth in any respect Chicagoland Walgreens shops. For a full line-up of seminars, performances and different occasion particulars, go to www.BWeNEXT.com.