Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California—Black Writers On Tour and Southern California Black Business + Tech Expo under one roof—Embracing Technology—it’s a VIRTUAL EVENT—THE NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS. This powerful, one-day event will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. via Hopin Platform. We are exposing our authors and vendors nationwide/worldwide via this platform—a great exposure and a way to expand business. For the conference’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Dr. Milligan will collaborate with RGMP—Reginald Grant Mentoring Program, a non-profit that works with youth nationwide, developing and delivering mentoring, STEM and academic English programs. The theme for 2021 is “Literacy is Everybody’s Business—Literacy + Technology Changes Lives.”
The conference will be more dynamic than ever. The renowned Dr. Claud Anderson will be the keynote speaker—Topic: A Parachute For Black America.” This is a free event, and all seminars and workshops are free. There will be an array of Black businesses, and career opportunities. Participants will learn how we intertwine tech and literacy in the 21st century. Youth and adults will learn about opportunities in the technology sector. The COVID-19 pandemic heightened our awareness of how far behind African Americans are in technology.
There will be over 100 Black authors, and 50-plus Black owned businesses, showcasing their products and services under one roof. Businesses today are facing new technology and global-driven business competition, and Black businesses must prepare to meet the challenge. There will be authors, local and from across the country, in attendance. For past events, attendance rose to over 3,000. This is a moment in history whereby Black people are looking for Black-owned Businesses and for good reasons, and this is a time for Black businesses to be visible. We must seize the moment.
Black Writers On Tour and Tech Expo connects writers with readers, and consumers with businesses. There will be workshops and seminars for writers/aspiring writers, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and for the public. You will meet and greet authors and entrepreneurs from across the country.
THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS: IT’S ABOUT LITERACY, BUSINESS + TECHNOLOGY.
Admission is FREE—there is something for everybody!
1. The Renowned Dr. Claud Anderson will be our keynote speaker. Topic: “A Parachute For Black America.”
2. Why Technology Rocks Forum: Meet, Greet and Chat with Successful People Having STEM Plus STEAM Education.
3. We will highlight our future writers, Young Writers.
4. Poetry Jam—Words from The Poets.
There will be writers and business workshops throughout the day and will cover a variety of topics, including “How To Write, Publish and Sell Your Book Made Simple,” Visit blackwritersontour.com for seminar/topics and schedule or call (323) 750-3592.
There is no one coming to rescue US, no airplane, no train, no bus, no car, and not even a bicycle, we must walk this: “Economic Journey” alone. We must be the “Lifejacket” for each other--- Dr. Rosie Milligan