Anita Dickens- Style Cocktail Panelist

Anita Dickens was born and raised in  Newark, NJ 1972. She graduated from West Side High School and went on to receive an Associate’s in Science from Essex County College, a BA in Science from New Jersey City University and a Masters in Public Affairs and Administration from Rutgers-Newark.
In addition to her many accomplishments, Anita volunteered her services in the community and elected as a Board member of a local LGBT organization.

Anita Dickens is the founder and Owner of ANĒ formally known as A Girl&Guy Thing that started in 2013. CoOwner of a Fashion and Home Decor Studio located in Newark NJ.

ANĒ is a lifestyle brand that caters to all genders who loves and appreciates classic and vintage fashion including accessories and home decor.

Comic Book X Conversation 01 Founder, Andre Mason

Character diversity in comics books is a long-standing and overdue issue. However, it’s how many of the publishing companies have gone about creating and developing them that’s causing such controversy and backlash.

There’s a hand full of characters or color, gender, and sexual orientation is shown in a limited capacity for decades in mainstream comics. Publishers are navigating new territory by finally adding characters that are representative of today’s society. Unfortunately, this tactic doesn’t seem to be catching on. Several Indie books have shown great strides in this area and the big name publishers can take a cue from them. So how can comic book companies manage diversity and representation in their characters and make it effective for readers and sales?

Our discussion will cover:

  • Legacy vs New: The common pitfalls of inclusion in comic book narratives
  • How comic book publishers can learn from certain missteps
  • Reinforce positive representation for creators and fans and how important is it for the future of comic books

CULTURE SPACE presents Comic Books X Conversations

July 15th, 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm 

How to Reconcile Diversity In Comic Books for Creators and Fans

Character diversity in comics books is a long-standing and overdue issue. However, it’s how many of the publishing companies have gone about creating and developing them that’s causing such controversy and backlash.

There’s a hand full of characters or color, gender, and sexual orientation is shown a  limited capacity for decades in mainstream comics. Publishers are navigating new territory by finally adding characters that are representative of today’s society. Unfortunately, this tactic doesn’t seem to be catching on. Several Indie books have shown great strides in this area and the big name publishers can take a cue from them. So how can comic book companies manage diversity and representation in their characters and make it effective for readers and sales?

Our discussion will cover:

  • Legacy vs New: The common pitfalls of inclusion in comic book narratives
  • How comic book publishers can learn from certain missteps
  • Reinforce positive representation for creators and fans and how important is it for the future of comic books

 

Style Cocktails

July 13th, 2017
5:00pm – 7pm 

Issac Mizrahi once stated “I don’t like people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they’re describing themselves.” What you wear is the first thing that people see and we want you to dress to impress. Come and learn from Lynette Lashawn, Co-founder of Off The Hanger, and other of Off The Hanger, and other fashion forward experts, how to make the best dressed list whether you are at work or a night on the town.

Dress like your best self!

 

 

Ted & Talk

June 22nd , 2017
5:30pm – 7pm 

Everyone loves TED Talks, they are inspiring and thought-provoking. We all have been that person who watches one TED Talk to uplift your spirits and end up elbow deep within the next two hours captivated by the revolutionary thoughts of creative geniuses. =SPACE is giving you the opportunity to delve elbow deep in riveting stories and talks with others who share similar interests. Come enjoy some great TED Talks and great discussions!

We would love to crack open a cold one and delve into intellectual conversations with you!

 

June Calendar

We are committed to connecting with the community on a deeper level and building bridges for others to cross. That is the mission of this calendar, to remind everyone of the beauties and opportunities that Newark offers. Enjoy EqualSpace Monthly, give us your time and we will give you the latest and greatest in Newark SPACE(r)!

New SPACE For You

We couldn’t be happier to let you all know that we have opened a new SPACE that will show all of the hard working SPACE(r)s to the entire Newark Community, we here at = SPACE have long held the belief that citizens and the youth within our city need to see the hustle, energy, and innovation that goes on every day at our sharespace along with the programming and spirit we have after hours.

SO CELEBRATE SPACE(r)s WE HAVE MORE GROWING TO DO!

 

 

The TED & Talk

Everyone loves TED Talks, they are inspiring and thought-provoking. We all have been that person who watches one TED Talk to uplift your spirits and end up elbow deep within the next two hours captivated by the revolutionary thoughts of creative geniuses. =SPACE is giving you the opportunity to delve elbow deep in riveting stories and talks with others who share similar interests. Come enjoy some great TED Talks and great discussions!

We would love to crack open a cold one and delve into intellectual conversations with you!

RSVP TODAY!! http://bit.ly/2pgJJMg