July 24th and 25th, 2020
Join us online!
The Voices Conference returns with a two-day virtual event, July 24th and 25th, providing training, inspiration and platform for leaders of color.
In a generation where people of color are systematically marginalized and discriminated against, there is a need for a voice to advocate for effective change. This voice must come from a leader who understands from experience, the plight of communities of color and seeks to channel that understanding to make lasting change. The Voices Conference features dynamic artists, powerful speakers, engaging dialogue and an inspiring message. It’s a virtual, interactive, brave space to give voice to our own history and experiences and to annually connect to train and promote our leaders as successful cultural influencers in all spheres of society. The conference experience is created by leaders of color for leaders of color.
Amena Brown is a spoken word poet, performing artist, and event host whose work interweaves keep-it-real storytelling, rhyme and humor. She is the author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, and is a proud graduate of Spelman College. Amena wrote and collaborated with award-winning actress, producer, and activist Tracee Ellis Ross on the Manifesta and Glossary as a Poetic Partner for Ross’ natural hair product line, PATTERN Beauty.
Through her podcast, HER with Amena Brown, Amena centers and elevates the voices, stories, and experiences of Black, Indigenous, Asian and Latinx women. From performing at global events such as the Creativity World Forum and Leadercast to hosting events such as the Pantene’s My Black is Beautiful Poetry Stage, Amena takes arenas, theaters, and performance venues and turns them into living rooms, where performance becomes conversation and builds community. Amena has had the honor of sharing stage with many great artists, authors, and thinkers such as Sonia Sanchez, Pearl Cleage, Cornel West, Kirk Franklin, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Michelle Buteau, and many others.
Amena lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband DJ Opdiggy, where she co-hosts Creative Mornings Atlanta.