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Advertising week event: Terra Session

My mentor Liz Sarachek Blacker eho is the CRO of Terra is having a session for advertising week, I would be a bad mentee if I didn’t pass the information along. My mentor and her co-host did a Q&A to let you know about the event, you can read it below

Answered By: Soizic Sacrez and Liz Sarachek Blacker

Q./When is your event and Where is it located?

A./ On Thursday, Oct. 4th at 9:00-9:45 AM Liberty Theater, 234 West 42nd St (between 7th and 8th Aves — may enter on 41st across from Times Center)

Q./ What topic will this particular event be covering?

A./ Our panel is part of the Multicultural sessions of Advertising Week on Thursday morning 10/04 at the Liberty Theater. The topic of this 9am panel is about Hispanics and Multi-Screen with the session title being “A Multicultural View in a Multi-screen World: A Deep Dive into Hispanic Marketing, Mobile and Digital Strategies”

Q./ In your opinion, why is it important for people in the industry to attend Advertising Week?

A./ To learn about the latest trends, to meet other advertising executives from the industry and to step back in order to look at the big picture.

Q./ What is the main take-a-way you want for people who attend your event to hold on to?

A./ Attendees to our multicultural sessions will learn more about Hispanics and mobile/tablet usage as well as other connected devices. We will discuss how online Hispanics are fast adopters of new technologies and leading some of the digital trends. This panel takes a deep dive into the digital world from the multicultural consumer to the marketer’s point of view – taking a look at how Hispanics are connecting and using their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in their daily lives.

Q./ How will this event positively effect the multicultural audience who attends?

A./ This will be a lively discussion offering a 360 degree view multi-screen world that multicultural consumers live in with top marketers, agency and industry executives will provide a 360° view of the.

Q./ Will there be networking opportunities before and after the event?

A./ Yes, there is a breakfast session prior and there are always some networking opportunities at the break between sessions.

To Learn More About This and Other Events During Advertising Week,

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The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) Present “Haiti Investment and Education”

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) has partnered with the Joseph Denis Thomas Foundation (JDT Foundation) and New Jersey Haitian Student Association (NJHSA) Alumni to host a one-day symposium entitled “Haiti Investment and Education” on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Newark Museum (Billy Johnson Auditorium) in New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The event is free to the public
“The Haitian Diaspora represents an untapped resource for investment in Haiti so far. Amcham Haiti is the gateway to investments into Haiti, finding local partners, and meeting key government officials,” said Philippe Saint-Cyr, MBA, the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti. “Amcham Haiti hopes to facilitate investments from the Diaspora that can represent millions in capital to fund current and new companies and provide thousands of jobs, especially outside of the Port-au-Prince area,” he concluded.
Over 200 professionals from the tri-state area and abroad, who represent leaders in their industries, are expected to attend the conference and discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist in the redevelopment of Haiti.
“The Haitian Diaspora represents tremendous opportunities for Haiti. Its combined intellectual and economic strengths offer the best chance to provide continued support and growth for the country,” stated Dr. Marjorie P. Brennan, MD, the founder and executive director of the Joseph Dennis Thomas Foundation. “We plan to engage this large pool of passionate and committed individuals to help support education and investment in Haiti,” said Brennan.
Topics will range from education and business to clean energy and agriculture. Featured speakers include: Philippe Saint-Cyr, MBA, the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti; Nathalie Liautaud, MA, the diaspora and investment outreach manager of the Pan American Development Foundation; Conor Bohan, the founder and executive director of Haiti Education Leadership Program (HELP); and Dr. Francois Pierre-Louis, City University of New York.
“Lack of access to education, from primary school to university, is one of the greatest obstacles to long-term social and economic development in Haiti. Conversely, there is overwhelming evidence that investment in education yields extremely high returns, both socially and economically,” said Bohan. “This year’s NAHP conference is an important platform for connecting Haitian diaspora and friends of Haiti to promising investment opportunities in the for-profit and non-profit sectors,”
National Association of Haitian Professionals, (NAHP)
The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) was created in 2011 as a non-profit organization with the vision of becoming the premier organization dedicated to preparing Haitian professionals in the Diaspora for leadership positions throughout the U.S. The NAHP develops partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth within the Haitian community while creating mentoring opportunities between Haitian professionals and high school or college age students to assist in growing the talent pipeline of professionals in various industries. We remain committed to making a difference in the United States by providing the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce, and abroad by building a strong network of Haitian professionals and like-minded organizations to help rebuild Haiti.
Joseph Denis Thomas Foundation
The Joseph Denis Thomas Foundation is dedicated to entrusting the Haitian people to reverse the economic, environmental, health and social effects of deforestation, loss of agriculture, and lack of water system management. Through higher education opportunities, and with strong partnerships and collaboration, the Foundation works towards increased engagement in the development and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of the community.
New Jersey Haitian Student Association (NJHSA) Alumni
The New Jersey Haitian Student Association (NJHSA) Alumni Chapter’s purpose is to bring together the collective resources of NJHSA alumni in order to promote education and other services within the community; to maintain a liaison between the alumni; to maintain a continuing supportive relationship with NJHSA, its members, programs and events. The mission of the Alumni Chapter is to foster alumni loyalty, involvement and support.
If you would like additional information on the NAHP or to schedule an interview or cover the upcoming please contact Windia Dieudonne via email at or call at 877-627-6247.


It’s always a pleasure when there is something worthwhile taking place in your own backyard. This event is so timely in honoring Donald M. Payne Jr son of Rep Donald Payne who recently passed. Also being honored is Tiffany Aliche who is the client of one of my fellow NJ public relations buddies Dreena of Whit PR.

I’ve included the press release if you wanted additional information. Save the date and see you there.

Fashion For A Cure (FFAC) and Instilling My Ability to Naturally Embrace Excellence Inc. (IMANEE) Presents the Ujima Awards

Unsung heroes exist throughout the community committing noble acts of courage with little recognition or acknowledgement, Fashion For A Cure and IMANEE decided to change that. Collectively both organizations devoted time to form the Ujima Awards, a ceremony that honors the loyalty and dedication of change agents in our communities.

Titled after the third principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima, meaning collective work and responsibility, this ceremony will serve as a platform of celebration of individuals as well as organizations for their relentless and selfless service to build and maintain communities throughout New Jersey. The celebration will consist of community performances along with award recognitions of a combination of four individuals and organizations. Our awards and honorees include:

No community can reach its fullest potential without celebrating and encouraging respect of those who continue to make it a better place for the individuals who reside in it. So please come out and help us celebrate!

Date: April 7, 2012

Time: 1-5 pm

Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)


South Orange, NJ 07079

Read Across America |Lets get the children involved

Reading is fundamental so for Read Across America lets get the children involved.

New York, NY – AFA Gallery will present The Art of Dr. Seuss – A Retrospective to commemorate the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and to kick off the National Education Association’s 16th annual Read Across America event. This sale and educational exhibition focuses on the artistic contributions made by Dr Seuss in the 20th century. 

Children of all ages are invited to view the exhibit on opening day, Friday, March 2nd from 10-7 PM. Throughout the day, actors from Seussical the Musical will read Dr. Seuss books, which have been donated by Random House, to groups of school children from the area. A collection of nearly 100 pieces of art and sculptures which will be on display through the month. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10-7 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM. AFA is located at 54 Greene Street at Broome in SoHo. 

11am Steve Brezzo

11:30 Damon Ellis

Noon: Shawna Doster

12:30 Kimberly De Oliveira

1pm Karin de la Penha

1:30 Elaine Del Valle

2pm Steve Brezzo 

2:30 Karin de la Penha

3pm Steve Hayes

3:30 Joey Shajlo

4pm Danielle Quisenberry

4:30 Kimberly De Oliveira

5pm Karin de la Penha

5:30 Laura Gusso

6pm Linda Jones

6:30 Miron Gusso

For more on the National Education Association you can visit their site

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. Tumblr:

Hope For Them Holiday Toy Drive for Haiti

Sharing some information about a worthy toy drive.


Hope For Them Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive

Uniting the Worlds of Art and Philanthropy

For the Children of Haiti

Dec. 17, 2011 from 7-11pm

Gallery 151 (132 W. 18th)

Hosted by Ines Ferre from CNN

Music by DJ Super Jaimie

Live Performance by Kate Nauta

Live Painting by Borbay & Ari Lankin

Cocktails by St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Wine by Evening Lands Vineyards

Hors D?oeuvres by Alison Eighteen Restaurant


$30 with a toy
$50 without a toy
(Toys must be unwrapped & valued under $25)

RSVP or Make a Donation at

For Press Pass, contact Jenny










MaMa Africa Program for Noire Chic-A Night of Elegance Benefit Fashion Show


Noire Chic~A Night of Elegance Benefit Fashion Show

December 3, 2011 7:00PM-9:00PM
(7-8 Cocktail Hour/8-9 Fashion Show)After Party TBA 11-1am
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $25 and will be available for purchase at:  and will be available to purchase online until Dec. 1, 2011.

Tickets sales will be $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes entry to the cocktail hour, fashion show, and after party.  Plus complimentary gift bags, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks that will be served during the event.


The fashion show will help raise funds for the MaMa Africa Program’s next outreach trip to West Africa and help to continue their mission of working with the mothers and children. The Noire Chic Benefit Fashion Show for the MaMa Africa Program is being sponsored by BGNB Productions, LIVID Magazine, Just Plain Soap (JPS) , Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, HealthRight International, Soul Purpose, Miss Jessie’s, Statuesque Events, 3D Looks Make-Up, and Joloff Restaurant. Music provided by Africology.

The fashion show will feature designers: Farai Simoyi, Jason Troisi, Felix Anaman, Bavubuka Dynasty/Ras Kasozi, Mushana, Sarfo of Styles, VQ Fashions, Helena Coutinho, OCO Bags, and Chris Garner jewlery.




Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusist and hard core networker. Tumblr:

The AAWIC 14th Annual Film Festival | November 17-19, 2011

I attended the AAWIC Film Festival last year and had the opportunity to even interview the legendary Ntozake Shange. I know I received a reminder email about the event maybe a week ago but it sadly slipped my mind. But due to the “Power of Twitter” one of my PR friends tweeted about the event and it jogged my memory that I didn’t confirm to attend the 14th Annual event.  She sent me over the full information on this years event and I’m going to see which ones I can make it too.  My newest client will be in attendance as well so this should call for a good evening.

If you want to know how last year went here are the links from the 13th Annual AAWIC  Film Festival:

Here is the press release for this years event. Should you want to attend.

The AAWIC’s Best African American Women Films Premiere at the 14th Annual Film Festival This Weekend Gains Support From The Oscars and Other Industry Big Wigs

November 2011 New York, NY- The African American Women In Cinema’s 14th Annual film festival opens November 17, 2011 at The Lighthouse International located at 111 East 59th New York, NY 10022. To kick things off the AAWIC film festival’s red carpet will be hosted by Ameliaismoore at 6:30pm with a VIP Reception sponsored by The Lighthouse International.  Following the reception, at 7:45pm a Pioneer Honoree Presentation hosted by WBLS’s Liz Black will be given to producer Laurens Grant with a special film screening of her debut film Love Life Soul by Dedra Tate. Major industry executives such as Patrick Harrison, NY Program Director for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars),  will be in attendance to support this great event on its opening night.
The AAWIC 14th Annual Film Festival continues throughout the weekend with many exciting screenings by filmmakers from all over the country from November 17-19, 2011. On Friday, November 17th from 11:00am-10:00pm films will be screening with panel discussions hosted by Ameliaismore at DCTV 87 Lafayette Ave. Simultaneously, on Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm there will be a young filmmakers showcase with screening of films from New York City teenagers at the Antigua & Barbuda Progressive Society at 12 West 122nd Street. Saturday, November 19, screenings take place from 1:00-4:00pm  at the Showbiz Cafe at 19 West 21st New York. From 6:30-9:00pm the closing session and wrap reception will be at back at DCTV 87 Lafayette Street. Ticket prices range from $10-$105. To purchase tickets you may go to
For the past decade, the African-American Women In Cinema organization has served as a continuous support system for women filmmakers led by founder Terra Renee. AAWIC’s mission Renee states is “Thriving in their work to connect minority women filmmakers with professionals in the entertainment industry.” In the past, celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Nia Long, Ntozake Shange and Jada Pinkett Smith have showcased their work at the AAWIC.

For more information and to reserve seats for the festival contact AAWIC festival publicist: Cordelia Donovan at

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Tumblr:

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