Jun 21-23, 2024

Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason / AphroChic

Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason are the founders of AphroChic, one of the nation's most successful Black owned brands. Spanning publications, digital content and transformative design projects they "work to convey an essential narrative of Black history and identity, interrogating the connections between the design of an aesthetic and the design of society at large". Authors of REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul and AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home, as well as their eponymous magazine, they will be joined by podcaster and award-winning chef Heather Carlucci to discuss the ways writing and publications are natural pathways to building independent businesses and how they are rethinking AphroChic as new upstate residents.

Presented in association with Radio Catskill.

Jun 22, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
the 108, 108 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
Masks Required
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Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason

Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason started their journey together as high school students, first meeting on an HBCU tour. From the first day they met, they began designing a life together, with cultural exploration at the center of it. Whether globe-trotting, or stopping for a couple of hours in a new city, visiting an exhibit, admiring the architecture, connecting with local artists and artisans, and learning the Black history of a place became an important part of each journey. So much so, that as newlyweds, the couple founded their brand, AphroChic, as a celebration of African Diaspora culture. The brand is also a reflection of the couple’s backgrounds in social justice and philosophy. Jeanine, a former policy attorney, has aided in creating a meaningful brand that is equal parts lifestyle inspiration and social activism. While Bryan, who holds a masters degree in African Diaspora Studies from UC Berkeley, has crafted new philosophical thought that guides the brand, focused on the Diaspora, its connections, and the individual Black cultural heritages that exist within. Today, Jeanine and Bryan are working to make AphroChic the first global platform of its kind, creating space for exploration, edification, cultivation, and self-expression for Black communities worldwide.

Heather Carlucci

Heather Carlucci is an internationally renowned psychic medium and medical intuitive. She works extensively with doctors and other health care professionals to find diagnoses undetected by western medicine. With her decades of experience as an entrepreneur, Heather is council for CEOs, creatives and other leaders to work through psychic blocks and business projections.

She is also the host of the Psychic Pool Party podcast.

She lives in the Catskill Mountains making art, creating cosmic messes and talking to dead people.

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