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Power of Stories: What businesses can learn from Black Panther

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce event

Thu 16 Feb, 2023

10:00am - 12:00pm

Snape Maltings, Snape Bridge, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP


Book your place Members £20.00+VAT | Non-members £30.00+VAT


Join us to hear from our founder and award-winning ‘Radical Changemaker’ Elma Glasgow, on how Suffolk businesses can take lessons from the Power of Stories exhibition and the Black Panther films regarding engaging meaningfully with more diverse audiences.


Held at Snape Maltings, the final location of 'Power of Stories', which features original costumes from Marvel Studios' Black Panther, the event will include refreshments on arrival, networking and an inspiring talk from Elma. There will be an opportunity to delve deeper into Elma's knowledge and insights during a Q&A session.


The event will also include the opportunity to see Powers of Stories exhibition which explores Black stories of Suffolk and art from Suffolk and asks how the stories' we tell shape the way we see the world!

The costume of T'challa stands in front of a long yellow banner. The costume is a black catsuit with a cat-like helmet. People stand on a staircase in the background.
T'Challa costume at Snape Maltings, by Britten Pears Arts.

Aspire Black Suffolk is led by four black female professionals with a shared passion and vision; to change lives, empower communities and raise awareness of the key issues surrounding race, equality and inclusion in Suffolk and beyond.


Elma is the founder of the award-winning community interest company, Aspire Black Suffolk, which was born out of the Power of Stories exhibition by Ipswich Museums in 2021. The exhibition has since won a host of national and regional awards.


In November 2022, Elma won the Museums Association's national award for the Museums Change Lives 'Radical Changemaker', for her work on the Power of Stories project and tour, which has been helping

to tell local Black stories and improve representation.


Elma is also a PR consultant, and has worked with major brands including Comic Relief, the British Red Cross, Land Rover, BT, Sony Music, and Warner Bros. She has more than 25 years' experience; she has secured stories in titles including The Guardian, The Mirror, Woman & Home, The Sunday Times, The Voice, ITV and BBC News.


If you are interested in Sponsoring this event please contact: catherine@suffolkchamber.co.uk

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