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Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM • Virtual Zoom Presentation

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Presentation

    Joi Brown, Executive Director

    Jefferson County Memorial Project

    Joi Brown, a Chicago native, returned to her Alabama roots 20 years ago to be closer to her family, who has lived in Birmingham for generations. An alumna of the University of Montevallo School of Fine Arts and former arts educator, she previously used her creativity as Marketing Manager for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to maintain an unforgettable brand and created lasting impressions that span far beyond the Birmingham community. 


    Brown continues her personal commitment to social justice as a founding core coalition member of the Jefferson County Memorial Project, a grassroots coalition aimed at memorializing victims of racial terror violence and expanding our county’s understanding of past and present issues of racial injustice. Brown now leads the coalition as Executive Director and serves as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the American Marketing Association - Birmingham Chapter and as a board member for the Oak Hill Memorial Association.

Past events

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Walking Tour at THE SWITCH with REV Bham CEO, David Fleming
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Beth El Civil Rights Experience; a multimedia community history project
Thursday, September 09, 2021 Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games
Thursday, August 26, 2021 Virtual Presentation by Crystal Mullen-Johnson "Building A Foundation For a Healthier You"
Thursday, August 12, 2021 Melanie Nichols with Warren Averett; Topic: Financial Health For Women
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Bettina Byrd-Giles, Community Activist & Health Equity Expert
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Creating Radically Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQ Community + MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Dr. Nadia M. Richardson, Founder of No More Martyrs
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Dr. Michael Saag, UAB Department of Medicine
Thursday, May 13, 2021 TWN Networking & Social Event
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Dr. Adrienne Starks founder STREAM Innovations, Inc.
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Mayor, Randall Woodfin
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Dr. Courtney Petty, PhD - Thriving in a male dominated field
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Dr. Lindsay M. Sutton - TOPIC: Building Confidence in a Connected Age
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Welcome to Wellness with Integrative Wellness Coach - Emilie Maynor
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Top 10 Items Every Woman needs in her Wardrobe (and the items to ditch too!) - Megan LaRussa Chenoweth, Style Coach
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Past, Present and Future of the City of Birmingham - Nicole King, City Attorney
Thursday, January 14, 2021 TWN Luncheon Speaker: Lisa McNair
Monday, November 16, 2020 TWN 2020 Virtual Party With A Purpose with payment link
Thursday, October 22, 2020 "Five Spooky Issues to Consider This Election" with Andrew Yeager
Thursday, October 22, 2020 "Five Spooky Issues to Consider This Election" with Andrew Yeager
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: An Overview and Discussion of how TWN is Making it a Priority
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Regular Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Challenges, Opportunities, and Tips for Traveling During a Pandemic
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Latinx - It is Complicated
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Voting Rights Anniversaries, the 19th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Building Your Leadership Resilience During Constant Change with Gayle Lantz
Thursday, July 23, 2020 10 Mistakes Killing You On Social Media with Caryn Terradas
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Courageous Leadership/How to be Braver Leaders with Julie McDonald and Lisa Graham
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Discovering Your Wellness Balance During Uncertain Times with Cindy Hodo
Thursday, June 11, 2020 T. Marie King: 2020’s Fight for Freedom
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Open for Business – Aligning Your Operations, Staff, and HR Policies for COVID-19 and Beyond
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Lunch with Senator Doug Jones
Thursday, April 23, 2020 TWN Zoom Meeting
Thursday, April 09, 2020 TWN Comes to Zoom
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Joint Meeting with Rotaract featuring Senator Doug Jones
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Alabama Counts: Census 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Alabama Counts: Census 2020 _ reminder
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Galentines Day Celebration
Thursday, April 25, 2019 DJ Mackovets, Managing Director - The World Games 2021
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Buddy Palmer, Pres & CEO - Create Birmingham
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Philanthropy: Necessary But Not Enough / Speaker: Melanie Bridgeforth
Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Athenia Collective - Thursday, March 14
Thursday, February 28, 2019 TWN learns about The Jefferson County Memorial Project
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TWN welcomes Britney Summerville with Shipt_REGISTER NOW
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TWN welcomes Britney Summerville with Shipt
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Bob Dickerson: Legacy of A.G. Gaston and his impact on Birmingham
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Mayor Randall Woodfin - Update on the first year in office
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Holiday Party With A Purpose!
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 EL Workshop: The Art of Communicating/Networking
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Panel Discussion: The Importance of Local and State Media Coverage
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Women's Cancer Panel: Mary Anne King, Mia Cowan
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Katherine Houston: Founder, Strengths Consulting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Dalton Smith - M-Power Ministries
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 EL Workshop: Navigating a male world
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Zhaundra Jones & Gus Heard-Hughes: Building (it) Together: A Framework for Aligning Education and Jobs in Greater Birmingham
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Brian Hilson, Birmingham Business Alliance
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Anne L. Buckley: UAB and Birmingham: Partnering in a Shared Vision
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Ashley Gann: Forecasting the Future: From Predicting the Weather Today to Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow
Thursday, June 28, 2018 John Northrup with Joyce Lanning: Citizens Climate Lobby
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Ike Pigott: "Don't Panic: I'm from the Media, and I'm here to help!"
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Liz Hutchins and Anne Moses: Estate Planning - Current & New Tax Laws
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Donna Dukes: Maranathan Academy
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 EL Workshop: Taking The Next Step...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 TWN 40th Anniversary
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Martie Duncan: Magic City Cravings
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Kay Donnellan: Violins of Hope
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Krista Hughes: Patient Advocacy: The Patient as Gamechanger
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 EL Workshop: Building Community Through Non-profits
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Joy King: Birmingham Tastes So Good
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Community Conversation: African-American history in the city of Birmingham
Thursday, January 25, 2018 JW Carpenter: Power of Network Building in Expanding Opportunities for Students
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Mayor Randall Woodfin - Vision for the City
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Don Lupo - Giving Back to your Community
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Madeline Harris - Women's Breast Health Fund
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Let’s Make Music with Carlos Izcaray - Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Preserving Your Treasures: Art, Photos, Documents & Heirlooms
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Judge Shanta Owens-District Judge 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Jarralynne Agee: City of Birmingham – Violence Reduction Initiative
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Stephen Black: The Future of Progress in the Birmingham Region
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Mary Page Wilson-Lyons: The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Mary Scott Hunter: The American Dream in Alabama
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Wassan Al-Khudhairi: Linking the American South to the Global South
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Ms. Natasha L. Rogers: Baseball Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Yolanda Sullivan
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Tina Savas and Suzanne Martin: Why Gender Balance?
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Anna M. Thompson: A World without Art
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Drew Ann Long: Creation of Caroline's Cart
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Camille Spratling: The Crazy Idea that Worked: Railroad Park
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Kimberly Richardson: The Power of Collaboration Over Competition
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Honorable Mayor William Bell - The State of the City
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Holiday Party With A Purpose
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Jenna Bedsole presents The Nina Miglionico Story
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Year in Review
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Kathy G: Food, Fun, & Fabulous
Thursday, September 08, 2016 2017 Women in Leadership
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Aging - Preparing and Support
Thursday, August 11, 2016 One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Children's Village - Sharron Bolden
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Mia Cowan: Women's Health and Well-being
Thursday, June 23, 2016 REV Birmingham: Vision for Vibrancy
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Sunny Slaughter
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Jim McClintock - From Penguins to Plankton
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Called to Serve with a Call to Action (Part 1)
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Dave Dionne - Exec Dir of Red Mountain Park
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Lean In to TWN: The Power of Women’s Relationships
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Pia Sen
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Liz Huntley
Thursday, February 25, 2016 Our Schools, Our Children, Our Future!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Getting to Work: Breaking Down Barriers to Prosperity through College Affordability and Completion
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Dr. Anath Shalev - Director of UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Mayor William Bell, Sr. - The State of the City
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Holiday with a Purpose
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Year-in-Review: John Archibald, Cindy Crawford, Steve Crocker, and Sherrel Wheeler Stewart
Thursday, October 08, 2015 Table Talk - Maximizing your TWN Membership
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Prison Reform - criminal justice: Judge Pete Johnson & Judge Pulliam
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Black Like Who? Emily G. Hanna, Ph.D. Senior Curator Birmingham Museum of Art
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Leaving Your Philanthropic Legacy – Past, Present, & Future - Nancy Goedecke
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Birmingham Transportation panel: Ann August, Aletheia Weary & Courtney Newton
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Stand in the School House Door 50+ Years Later - Bobbie Siegel
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Jen Barnett - Bottle & Bone - BRAVE
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The transformation of health care: What you and your business can expect
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Marie Sutton, Author The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Determination, Drama, and Daring: The Life of Louise Wooster
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Keeping the History and the Lessons of the Holocaust Alive
Thursday, April 23, 2015 UAB's Cross-campus Collaborative Program
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rosie Butler - philanthropist, fundraiser, cancer survivor, former model… inspirational woman’s story
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Julie Price and Natalie Kelly - facilitated panel discussing sustainability - how it affects us
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Marie Sutton, Author The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham
Thursday, February 12, 2015 AEIVA Tour - Andy Warhol Exhibit
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Matthew Hamilton, Co-chair, TEDx Birmingham
Thursday, January 08, 2015 Pam Dorr, Entrepreneur, Executive Director of the Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization, Inc.(HERO)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Holiday Party With A Purpose
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Dr. Robert Witt - Transformational Leadership
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Changes in the Birmingham Media
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Non-Profit Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Father Alex Steinmiller - The way out of poverty
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Jessica Drennan - Divorce in Alabama
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Ken DeWitt - Getting MORE of what you want from your business using Traction & EOS
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Isabel Rubio – Implications of our changing community
Thursday, June 26, 2014 Mary Tillotson - Retired CNN Broadcaster
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Chris Hastings - What's Cooking & Growing in Alabama
Thursday, May 22, 2014 David Fleming - CEO REV Birmingham
Thursday, May 08, 2014 Dr. Tommy Bice - State Supt of Education
Thursday, April 24, 2014 TWN Evening Event
Thursday, April 10, 2014 David Sher, Jeffrey Bayer
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Table Talk
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Chad Richey (Merrill Lynch) - Social Security
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Wendy Jackson - Freshwater Land Trust
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Trish Crain - Hoover School Bus Decision reversal
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Shay Farley and Stephen Stetson - Predatory Lending
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Michelle Amaral PhD - Brain-based Leadership

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