Celebrate Women’s History Month at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse

It’s the first day of March, which means it’s officially Women’s History Month! To celebrate, MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is hosting two special events. Join us for a panel discussion with strong, female entrepreneurs on March 15 and attend the unveiling of our latest art exhibit created by women, about women called “Natural Hair...Pride or Status?” on March 18.

Read below to learn more and to RSVP for these free events:

Women's Entrepreneurial Forum

Wednesday, March 15 from 6-8:30pm

MNN El Barrio Firehouse and Hope Community, Inc. invite you to the 6th Annual Discussion About Women in Enterprise. This event will be moderated by Aurora Flores, President of Aurora Communications. Panelists will include Maria Dominguez, Artist/Owner & Operator of Arte Dominguez; Nina Saxon, Owner/Operator of The Nina Saxon Project; Nancy Lepre, President/Principal of Avante Contracting Corporation; and Taina Traverso, Founder/CEO of Taina's Touch Arts Enterprise.

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Natural Hair... Pride or Status? Art Exhibit

Saturday, March 18 from 2-5:30pm

Natural hair...Pride or Status? From Ancient Africans wearing hair messaging their majestic status; to the various tribes identified by distinctive hairdos and Geles worn with pride; to foreigners landing on the continent and forcing its natives through the "Doors of no Return" and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to be distributed around the world with the United States among the receiving end. The result of the timeline of braids, tignons, hot combing, perms, extensions, locks, no hair, some hair, back to natural hair, has been an evolutionary stimulating conversation of "Natural Hair...Pride or Status?"

The established talented artists exhibiting their mixed medium artworks, powerfully engage the public to continue the discussions, inner search, take a stand, and ultimately reflect natural beauty with self-pride and magnificence.

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