August 16, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Welcome Gallery
part of a series on Justice
About the speaker
Destinee Wright is a Virginia native and graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Wright’s work centers on marginalized voices, empowering local businesses, and building community. She is the owner and operator of two businesses in Charlottesville. Destinee Marketing, LLC (2018) creates social media strategies that connect small businesses with their communities with personable content that reveals the humans behind the brand. Her second business, Luxie Hair Services (2012), provides mobile hairstyling services to clients across Virginia.
In 2018, Destinee created an open-source, open-use index of local Black-owned businesses that has been tapped by the City of Charlottesville as an official resource for marketing, business information, and greater awareness of the Black-owned businesses that make Charlottesville thrive. This index and her brand are hubs of connectivity and exchange. She’s partnered with The Fralin to create workshops for City-wide artistic and educational outreach, presented for UVA undergraduate classes, is a published writer and has consulted for various businesses and nonprofit programs. Her archival work with her Solidarity Cards Project has made local headlines and inroads in public and collaborative art.
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The Arts at the University of Virginia is dedicated to building on innovative research and fostering inspired expression that equips us for the future.
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New City Arts
New City Arts is a 501©3 community arts organization founded in 2009 to support artists and facilitate cultural participation in Charlottesville, VA. Working to make Charlottesville a more livable place for artists by creating connections between artists and unique audiences through creative conversations, art spaces, and community-building collaborations, New City Arts serves approximately 60 Charlottesville area artists and 6,000 audience members annually. For more information about core programs including Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville SOUP, the New City Artist-in-Residence Studio Space, Housing2Home, and more, visit newcityarts.org.
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The Bridge strengthens and enriches the community through the power of creative interaction and shared experience. We engage with a diverse and ever growing group of artists and citizens to foster a more deeply connected and robust community. To learn more about our mission and current projects, visit thebridgepai.org