BAC x MOSAIC Book Club Discussion
In continuation of ongoing book club discussion series, BAC x MOSAIC hosted a discussion on Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggets, a collection of short lyrical essays about the way joy has evolved, despite significant trauma, in the Black community.
In line with this year’s Black History Month theme of “Black resistance”, the discussion centered on two chapters focused on how to maintain optimism and creating “tiny revolutions” amidst systematic oppression. Participants shared their reflections on the Lewis-Giggets’ narratives, as well as their own personal experiences.
Thank you to all who joined, and the co-moderators (Abigail Agyapong, Analyst, and Norah Owiti, Consultant) for organizing/leading!
Black at ClearView supported many black-owned businesses this month and one of them was Jazz Clubs! New York went to Bill’s Place in Harlem where Bill Saxton and his band played amazing jazz songs with the highlight being his blues section where he told stories. It was a great night in a historic place where artists such as Billie Holiday were discovered. Great nights were also had at the Sheba Jazz Lounge in San Francisco.
In Boston we went to Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen for great live music and food. Also, had a special guest appearance by Ayanna Pressley, the first Black-woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts!!
BAC x MOSAIC Game Night
Across the U.S. based offices, BAC X MOSAIC collaborated to host an incredible game night featuring black owned snacks, beverages and games. We played Culture TagsTM: A Game for People Who Love Hashtags, which was created by founder Eunique Jones Gibson as another way to celebrate black culture, community and our shared experiences. Culture Tags can be found in Target, Walmart and Barnes and Noble as well as online at https://culturetags.com. With a multitude of expansion packs to choose from, ranging from 90’s nostalgia to blessed and highly favored, we had a night filled with laughter, connectivity and fun!
BHM Beer Cart
We kicked off the Black History Month celebration with a themed beer cart across all the U.S. offices. We ordered food and beer from black-owned businesses.
Black Owned Snacks
One of BAC’s core missions is to find ways to support its members and community. In order to do just this, all ClearView offices supported Black businesses by featuring black-owned snacks throughout Black History Month, such as Partake and Pipcorn.
Special shoutout to the Office Managers – Kham Williams, Deanna La, and Abby Custodio!
Special thanks to the BAC x MOSIAC BHM Planning Committee for helping to organize the many events across our U.S. offices!
Thank you, Erica Dias, ERS Manager, Michon Joseph, Senior Finance Associate, Alessandra Ricciardi, Senior Research Coordinator, Sarah Girma, Administrative Assistant, Aisling Sheahan, Administrative Assistant, Norah Owiti, Consultant, JP Evans, Senior Analyst, Sophia Kim, Senior Analyst, Baraa Manasrah, Analyst, and Abigail Agyapong, Analyst.