Memphis native and former radio producer, Jada Davis, wants women of color in Memphis to have a space where they can leave it all on the table.
“I did not want to create a space [for black women] that was the result of something tragic happening,” said Davis. “Why can’t we just have this girl talk on a larger scale in different cities with women you can connect to when you leave?”
So, Davis decided to team up with black female entrepreneurs from all over the country to launch The ART: Auntie Roundtable, a multi-generational round table panel event hosted in various cities nationwide. The series kicks off in Memphis Saturday, October 5th, at Jack Robinson Gallery with future panels slated for Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.
Women of all backgrounds and hues can expect real, authentic conversation and no topic is off-limits— from wellness to relationships to the workplace. Although Davis hopes this event will start the conversation, she does not want the dialogue to end there.
“I want women to walk away from this event saying ‘Dang! I wish my sister was there, I wish my cousin was there, I wish my momma would have been there.’ …Because it may encourage someone to say I’ve been wanting to talk about this with my sister or my best friend or my auntie but I didn’t even know how to approach it,” Davis said.
Although Davis is currently working as a media professional and serial entrepreneur in D.C., she is excited to come home to launch this necessary, safe space for black women.
“Memphis is home. The most influential women in my life not only still live in Memphis but they were born and raised in Memphis too,” said Davis. “There are so many women that are in my village that have just poured into me over these 32 years.”
Want to join the conversation? Tickets are still available at Eventbrite.
The ART: Auntie Roundtable
Saturday, October 5th
400 S Front St, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38103
More info: theauntieroundtable.com