(Virtual Program) How to Be Anti-Racist
AMA+ Leadership Series
Andre’s presentation will tell his story to center the space and follow his story with obstacles we all face within the communications field by challenging each participant to think of their own strategies to improve the current state of affairs. He will showcase design work in the communications field and give an overview of how Black designers are excluded from the industry as a whole.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of:
7:30 am – Announcements & Speaker Introduction
Andre Wright, Fashion Activist, Wright House Of Fashion
Andre’ Wright is a designer, activist, visionary, community builder and world traveler who has dedicated his life to BIPOC. Since launching his own fashion brand out of Iowa City, Iowa, Andre’ has grown Humanize My Hoodie into a global fashion activism movement, designing hoodies for rappers, Black liberation leaders, allies, and Black youth while staging fashion shows and workshops nationally, educating thousands about the power of fashion to inspire, empower and spark important conversations. His work has been featured at New York Fashion Week and promoted by Politico, NPR, Essence magazine, Target, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Thisis50, Facebook, and Foot Action.
Andre’ is passionate about experiencing different cultures and building global communities. To that end, he has traveled to more than 20 countries within the past three years, weaving every conversation, meal, culture clash, connection, chaotic street, and beautiful vista into his creative direction and activism. His goal is for every interaction he has — from the Black youth he mentors to the corporate audiences he coaches — to spark a small moment of revolution and make people realize they have the power to change the world.
About Wright House Of Fashion
The Fashion Activism Institute and entrepreneurship program, projects of Wright House Of Fashion, will build skills in graphic design, fashion design, entrepreneurship, and empower all students through the arts. Our building will be Iowa’s FIRST EVER FASHION HOUSE creating brands and producing creative professionals to contribute to the fashion, music and design industry right from Iowa, maximizing our impact while creating economic equality for scalable companies. We will teach our youth how to utilize software tools (e.g., Adobe), how develop their ideas into products and connect them to additional resources for career advancement and development.
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