IxD's Urban Fellowship Brunch
The Urban Fellowship Brunch was brought about to create an opportunity for creative entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers to come together and discuss different topics pertaining to the community they live in. There's always a lot to talk about, whether it be addressing how to better work together in the community or making sure we take a second to celebrate the accomplishments of our peers. In an attempt to build relationships, diversify circles and celebrate brother/sisterhood, Identity by Design invites everyone to join in on the conversation. Celebrating others success, sharing stories of growth and overcoming obstacles as well as creating empowering movements. The aim is to uplift by listening and bonding with leaders from within the community.
Stacey Flowers is an international speaker, business strategist, and author known for connecting happiness to peak performance. Stacey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from College of Saint Mary and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Loyola University. She became the first in her family to graduate high school and pushed on as a first-generation college student, striving to build a legacy for her son and inspire others. In addition to her speaking circuit, Stacey presently consults at Metropolitan Community College in the Equity and Diversity Division where she is responsible for coordinating postsecondary educational resources for underrepresented groups. Stacey’s hope is to teach people to live beyond preconceptions, boundaries, and limiting beliefs.
Tyrone Marshall - Director, Education & Youth Development. Tyrone was born and raised in North Omaha. He attended Wakonda Elementary, McMillan Junior High and Omaha Northwest High School. He attended Southwestern Community College on a basketball scholarship, and after two years, finished his academic and basketball career at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA where he received his Bachelors in Business Management in 2008. Tyrone joined the Urban League of Nebraska as a program specialist through the Office of Violence Prevention. Two years later, he became a Community Coach move on to be promoted as Coordinator for the program and become the Program Director of the Youth and Education Department in 2015. Tyrone has been working with youth for more than ten years and enjoys giving back to the same community in which he grew up.
Alesia Lester - Owner and Stylist of Gossip Salon and Styles, she is a former platform artist for WAHL Clipper company and a self published author of "Life Behind the Chair" (book released April 2016). As a mentor and mother, many look to Alesia for guidance, advice and inspiration.
*** Alesia recently reached another achievement, opening a brand new shop called Brush Beauty Bar.
A singer/songwriter, activist, advocate and change agent - Dominique Morgan is 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Omahans nominees,award winning singer/songwriter, host, writer, comedian and activist. The founder and president of Queer People of Color Nebraska,he also serves the community on several boards (Omaha Entertainment Arts Awards, MOTAC) and committees (GLSEN, Corn This Way and Midwest Mini Ball) where he has worked diligently to make sure that people of color and LGBTQIA youth are made visible and supported. The three time Artist of the Year nominee is currently working on his next album to be released in March 2017.
Check out his site at www.dominiquemorgan.com and his twitter/instagram @dommorganmusic.
Stay tuned for the next brunch, with new panelists, a different venue and a few fun additions!