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  • BGR!FEST CONCERT SERIES
    Showcasing the genius and creative contributions and innovation of black women artists.

    Multi-Grammy Award®–winning R&B icon India.Arie will headline this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!FESTTM (BGR!FEST) as it makes its highly anticipated return—collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the very first time. This must-see event will feature multi award-winning conductor and arranger Dr. Henry Panion III, most known for his work with superstar Stevie Wonder. Dr. Panion will lead India.Arie and the NSO in lush orchestrations of her music. BGR!FEST celebrates black women’s creative contributions to the world and showcases the work of stellar female artists who are masters of their craft. India.Arie’s outstanding musical talents, backed by the iconic National Symphony Orchestra, will be a magical combination of high art and healing.

    LOCATION

    THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ART

    DATE

    THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022 & FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

    TIME

    8PM-10PM

    WHO

    INDIA.ARIE AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    TICKETS

    KENNEDY CENTER BOX OFFICE

  • BLACK CLOUD® TECH SUMMIT
    A two-day tech hub for black trailblazers

    BLACK CLOUD® TECH SUMMIT a tech hub for black trailblazers, will gather top STEM leaders, tech innovators, business advisors, recruiters, and industry experts to discuss career opportunities, forecast digital technologies, and offer insights for transforming the tech industry for the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs of color.

    LOCATION

    THE BEVERLY SALON AT THE EATON HOTEL

    DATE

    THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2022 and FRIDAY JULY 1, 2022

    TIME

    10AM-6PM EST

    WHO

    TECH LEADERS, RECRUITERS, EXPERTS – Powered By AMAZON

  • BLACK MEN ROCK!
    For the Culture

    BGR!FEST presents the launch of BLACK MEN ROCK! a concert + celebration featuring a diverse representation of dynamic Black male music artists. BLACK MEN ROCK! 2022 will take place at BGR!FEST at The 930 Club in Washington, D.C.

    LOCATION

    930 CLUB
 – WASHINGTON, DC

    DATE

    FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

    TIME

    8:30PM EST

    WHO

    RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, BAZAAR ROYALE, GREG BANKS, M-1 OF DEAD PREZ AND MORE

  • BGR! FILM FEST - DAY 1
    An exhibition of Black women filmmakers and Black women-centered content.

    BGR! FILM FEST, brought to you by the award-winning BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® brand, is the ultimate destination for Black women filmmakers and black women-centered content. The two-day film festival celebrates the innovation, vision, and voices of Black women storytellers and other filmmakers who elevate the BLACK GIRL EXPERIENCE in their works. The festival showcases short and long-form narratives, documentaries, series & episodic content, and emerging media. BGR! FILM FEST 2022 includes live talkbacks with select filmmakers and cast members and will be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, at three locations: The Kennedy Center Family Theater, the Angelika Pop-up, and the Eaton Cinema.

    DAY 1

    LOCATION

    THE KENNEDY CENTER FAMILY THEATER

    DATE

    SATURDAY, JULY 2

    TIME

    2PM-6PM EST

    WHO

    HOST (TBD), FILMMAKERS, AND CAST

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  • BGR! FILM FEST - DAY 2 | MORNING SHORTS
    An exhibition of Black women filmmakers and Black women-centered content.

    BGR! FILM FEST, brought to you by the award-winning BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® brand, is the ultimate destination for Black women filmmakers and black women-centered content. The two-day film festival celebrates the innovation, vision, and voices of Black women storytellers and other filmmakers who elevate the BLACK GIRL EXPERIENCE in their works. The festival showcases short and long-form narratives, documentaries, series & episodic content, and emerging media. BGR! FILM FEST 2022 includes live talkbacks with select filmmakers and cast members and will be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, at three locations: The Kennedy Center Family Theater, the Angelika Pop-up, and the Eaton Cinema.

    DAY 2 – MORNING SHORTS

    LOCATION

    EATON CINEMA

    DATE

    SUNDAY, JULY 3 2022

    TIME

    10AM-12PM EST

    WHO

    FILMMAKERS AND CAST

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  • BGR! FILM FEST - DAY 2 | AFTERNOON SHORTS
    An exhibition of Black women filmmakers and Black women-centered content.

    BGR! FILM FEST, brought to you by the award-winning BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® brand, is the ultimate destination for Black women filmmakers and black women-centered content. The two-day film festival celebrates the innovation, vision, and voices of Black women storytellers and other filmmakers who elevate the BLACK GIRL EXPERIENCE in their works. The festival showcases short and long-form narratives, documentaries, series & episodic content, and emerging media. BGR! FILM FEST 2022 includes live talkbacks with select filmmakers and cast members and will be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, at three locations: The Kennedy Center Family Theater, the Angelika Pop-up, and the Eaton Cinema.

    DAY 2 – AFTERNOON SHORTS

    LOCATION

    EATON CINEMA

    DATE

    SUNDAY, JULY 3 2022

    TIME

    12-2PM EST

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  • BGR! FILM FEST - DAY 2 | Afternoon Pass at the Angelika Pop-up | 2-6PM
    An exhibition of Black women filmmakers and Black women-centered content.

    BGR! FILM FEST, brought to you by the award-winning BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® brand, is the ultimate destination for Black women filmmakers and black women-centered content. The two-day film festival celebrates the innovation, vision, and voices of Black women storytellers and other filmmakers who elevate the BLACK GIRL EXPERIENCE in their works. The festival showcases short and long-form narratives, documentaries, series & episodic content, and emerging media. BGR! FILM FEST 2022 includes live talkbacks with select filmmakers and cast members and will be held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, at three locations: The Kennedy Center Family Theater, the Angelika Pop-up, and the Eaton Cinema.

    DAY 2: ANGELIKA POP-UP DAY PASS

    LOCATION

    ANGELIKA POP-UP

    DATE

    SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2022

    TIME

    2-6PM EST

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  • BLACK CLOUD® PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM
    Transforming the tech industry for the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs of color.

    The BLACK CLOUD® PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM will provide networking and professional development activities for job seekers with human resources executives and hiring managers from top tech companies including Amazon and participants at various levels of the innovation economy.

    LOCATION

    THE BEVERLY SALON AT THE EATON HOTEL

    DATE

    FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

    TIME

    10AM-2PM EST

    WHO

    AMAZON, BLACKCOMPUTHER, (OTHERS TBD)

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