Essence 25th Anniversary Festival Bridging Connectivity, Technology And Culture Will Feature Keynote Speeches From 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

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[Essence 25th Festival News]
25 Essence Anniversary Festival runs from July 5-8 In New Orleans and will have keynote speeches by 2020 Candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg & Beto O’Rourke...
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July 3, 2019 - New York, NY - The 2018 ESSENCE Festival® will take place July 5 – 8, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and among the highlights presented by AT&T will include The Humanity of Connection activations to recognize the importance of human connectivity in our everyday lives.

The events will feature a who’s who in national Black leadership convening for a party with a purpose to mobilize around critical issues impacting Black women. AT&T’s The Humanity of Connection activations will range from political conversations about the current election cycle, to women’s empowerment, health and wellness, business advancement, technology and more.

On Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th, ESSENCE Communications will host exclusive keynote conversations with the leading democratic contenders. Following the candidates remarks, a question and answer session with each candidate will be led by Rev. Al Sharpton, CEO of ESSENCE Michelle Ebanks and founder and Chair of Essence Ventures Richelieu Dennis and will be aired on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.

The Humanity of Connection Activations are Executive Produced by Tanya Lombard, Head of Multicultural Engagement & Strategic Alliances for AT&T and will include a variety of events that celebrate the connectivity of Black excellence.

2019 AT&T Humanity of Connection Essence Festival Activations

Friday, July 5, 2019

11:15am

AT&T- The Humanity of Connection Talks - 25 Years of Essence Panel featuring: Michelle Ebanks, Rev. Al Sharpton, Marc Morial, Rich Dennis and Ed Lewis. Location: Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

11:30pm

Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection Kick Off Luncheon – Isiah Thomas, National Basketball Players Association and The Shadow League – “Bubbles & Brunch” Location: Humanity of Connection House Ritz, 921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

2:00pm

The Vote 2020 – Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection –For Colored Girls Conversation –Powerstage – Featuring Donna Brazile, Minyon Moore, Leah D. Daughtry and Yolanda Caraway. Moderated by Rev. Al Sharpton Location: Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

3:00-3:25pm

Book signing by the authors of For Colored Girls Featuring Donna Brazile, Minyon Moore, Leah D. Daughtry and Yolanda Caraway. Location: Powerstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

5:00-5:30pm

AT&T- The Humanity of Connection National Action Network Leadership & Rev. Al Sharpton Cocktail Hour Location: Restaurant August 301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 7013.

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6:00pm

Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection National Action Network Leadership Dinner

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

11:21a.m.

Kamala Harris to deliver remarks Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

1:06 p.m.

Cory Booker to deliver remarks Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

2:52 p.m.

Elizabeth Warren to deliver remarks Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

4:04 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke to deliver remarks Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

5:00-5:30pm

Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection - National Urban League Leadership Cocktail Reception Location: Restaurant August 301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 7013 Marc Morial will receive the Humanity of Connection Award.

6:00pm

Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection - National Urban League Leadership Dinner – Location: Restaurant August 301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA

Sunday, July 7, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Pete Buttigieg to deliver remarks Mainstage Convention Center, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA

1:00pm-4:00pm

*AT&T- Humanity of Connection Brunch Strength of a Woman - Mary J. Blige Brunch Location: Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA

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4:00pm

Essence – AT&T - The Humanity of Connection Leadership Dinner

Reception– Closed Press Location: Restaurant Borgne 601 Loyola Ave | New Orleans, LA

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