The inaugural Los Angeles Tea and Conversations with African American women will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Blvd. Tea and Conversations is a networking, educational, spiritual and communications event that builds relationships among African American women.
The keynote address will be given by Kimberly Lewis, owner of Jeankimmedia, a consulting firm. The event is being held in conjunction with Vibrant Seniors Events. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum.
Award-winning journalist Sandra Long Weaver first hosted the event in 2005 in Philadelphia, PA when she was an editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2010, the event brought together nearly 400 women. Long Weaver launched the National Tour of Tea and Conversations in April in Nashville, TN. The tour will continue to Philadelphia and Baltimore in the fall and Atlanta, Nashville and Denver next spring.
Nationally renowned artist and lecturer Synthia Saint James will personalize signed and numbered limited edition prints of the signature "Tea and Conversations" painting at the event. Saint James, who is based in Los Angeles, unveiled the original signature painting of "Tea and Conversations" in Nashville. Saint James is well known for designing the first Kwaanza stamp and the book jacket for "Waiting to Exhale."
Also featured are workshops on relationships, social media and fashion. Customized teas and tea sandwiches will be served shortly after noon. In addition, there will be music and the Most Fabulous Hat Contest.
There is simply no other event like Tea and Conversations with African American women. It is a chance to meet someone new, reconnect with a colleague, explore new ideas and share their tea stories.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through www.teaandconversations.com. Tickets will be sold for $45 at the door.