Jesse L. Jackson Jr. - a son, an author, an activist.
March 3 - 7:00pm
Annette John-Hall has been a journalist for 40 years. Most recently, she was a host and producer at WHYY, the NPR member station in Philadelphia.
Before tackling broadcast journalism, Annette spent over 30 years as a print journalist in Oakland, Denver, San Jose and Philadelphia. At the Philadelphia Inquirer, she was an award-winning metro columnist who sat down with President Obama, asked Allen Iverson about his cornrows, did verbal battle with former Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly, and ate sweet potato pie with civil rights icon John Lewis.
Annette also helped build a successful writing program for the Philadelphia nonprofit Mighty Writers and promoted accessible higher education at Community College of Philadelphia before returning to journalism in 2017.
Annette holds a journalism degree from San Francisco State University. She is a native of Berkeley, CA.
Tyler Riddick aka I.T. The Young Prodigy is a young female entrepreneur who at 21 years old, has opened her own photography and recording studio (Nothing But Hilvl Studios.) (Powered by Nothing But Us Music Group). Tyler is also the founder of The ‘Vibe Catcher Bootcamp’ where she teaches Philadelphia’s youth the basics of photography, videography and working with green screens. With this entrepreneurial mindset, Tyler has been able to turn her passion of making art into a real-world business while also teaching the youth that there is more to life than the streets, and that if you stick to your passion and your creative skills you too will be successful. Just gotta stick to it, stay out of trouble, and grind like never before.