As a founding member of the Black Alumni Council (BAC) at Pepperdine University, I was recently invited by BAC co-founder Ronald Berryman to a private luncheon in honor of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey.
Ronald, who was also the first Black graduate of Pepperdine’s MBA program, was co-hosting the event with University President Jim Gash to celebrate the installation of the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the university’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
I had the honor of meeting Phoebe Beasely, one of the contributing artists who graciously posed for a photo in front of her artwork.
The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates African American achievement and contribution from 1595 to the present day. Currently the largest private collection of African American art and historical artifacts, this exhibit has traveled to over 30 venues around the world. Highlights from the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection will be on display through March 2022 at Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
An opening celebration for the collection will be held on February 19. Check out this month’s Simply Good article to see where else the Kinsey Collection is being showcased this month (hint: think the biggest football game of the year!).
Plus, feeling like you need to hammer out the details of your DEI strategy before getting the ball rolling? STOP! This month’s Simply Diversity article shares why a tightly-knit plan may actually be detrimental to the efficacy of your efforts.
Finally, join us for a discussion about celebrating and elevating Black entrepreneurs and their businesses in an exclusive and biased marketplace. You can find the details for this event in our What’s Happening section.
Stacey Gordon, MBA
Rework Work CEO