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Action Driving Black Excellence

Black Expo is back! This is a memorable and enriching community experience, focusing on entrepreneurship, education, health, youth, and the economic and cultural empowerment of the Black community. This years’ theme will focus on Action Driving Black Excellence.

 

Join this entertainment-packed, two-day event which has served thousands of residents and hundreds of small businesses throughout Connecticut and New England. 

 

The 2022 Connecticut Black Expo responds to this need by empowering and motivating the Black people to take action.

The 2022 Connecticut Black Expo will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, and Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven. 

The weekend will include: 

• Exhilarating musical performances 

• Distinguished federal, state, and local officials 

• Impactful Keynote speakers 

• Renowned exhibitors 

• Riveting panel discussions 

• Connecticut-based health and community organizations 

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CONNECTICUT BLACK EXPO MISSION

The Connecticut Black Expo creates a gathering of the Black community and our allies to empower, enrich, educate, inspire, build, and act through an exhibition of commerce, wellness, political advocacy, and entertainment while focusing on the resiliency of our community.

GOALS:

EMPOWER

through consistent, relevant information and action.

EDUCATE

on the realities of the inequities plaguing the Black community and showcase solution-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists actively combating these inequities.

INSPIRE

using spoken and visual arts and entertainment to create an atmosphere of aspiration and affirmation.

ENRICH

with relevant and impactful panels, workshops, and forums.

BUILD

and promote an ongoing ecosystem of Black businesses, networks, and political empowerment.

ACT

on shared information by developing an engaging annual political agenda that inspires empowered mobilization that affects change for the betterment of all communities.

Leadership

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Torrance Flowers

President/Chief Executive Officer

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Jesse Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

Black Expo Committee Members

Attorney Jermaine Brookshire
Shauntaye Williams-Monroe
Kebra Smith-Bolden
Jennifer Quaye Hudson
Paul Bryant Hudson
Walter Morton

Frank Brady
Samantha Williams
Stacey Graham Hunt
Donnell Durden
Rashanda McCollum
Shaunnaya Williams

Stacey Lynne
Tianna Williams
Candyce Marsh John
Pierre Goubourn
Caysi Morgan
Reese Mcleod

SPONSORS

Title Sponsor

(coming soon)

Entertainment Stage Sponsor

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Corporate Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

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Patron Sponsors

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