The HERoes Bruncheon was created by the HER Collective after acknowledging a need to celebrate Black women --- the everyday HERoes who are working to create REAL change within Richmond's Black community. Many women see and engage with local change-makers every day, but very few have opportunities to celebrate and honor them in a meaningful way. That’s why this year’s theme is Everyday HERoes.
During the 2019 HERoes Bruncheon, we will recognize and celebrate five women who are working to make Richmond a better place for future generations. Nominate your favorite HERo by October 7, 2019 here.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
11am - 1pm • Doors open at 10:45am
Limited $30 Early Bird tickets are available until October 15
Fall Brunch Chic
We’ll gather over a catered brunch, chat and listen to a few words of inspiration from our five honored HERoes and keynote speaker. Plus enjoy our local, female and Black-owned business exhibit. But don’t worry about bringing your wallet, this is strictly a networking opportunity.
Also featuring live music + spoken word + giveaways!
Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
2903 Q Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Robinson Theatre is a multipurpose facility that exists to inspire, encourage and restore healthy community life to the Church Hill community.
Samantha Willis is an independent journalist and writer whose experience in digital, print and broadcast media spans a decade. Her work has appeared in leading publications including Glamour Magazine, Essence Magazine, HuffPost Life, and within a wide range of Virginia-based media including WRIC ABC 8News and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
In 2016, while working full time as arts editor at Richmond Magazine, Samantha co-created the Unmasking Series, a public forum examining the historic and contemporary impact of racism in distinct regions of Virginia. Samantha is currently developing the third Unmasking program in the state, in partnership with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Virginia Humanities. Samantha lives in Hanover County with her husband Jamaal and two sons, and is expecting her third child in December.
We will honor five women who’ve been nominated by their peers based on the categories below. Winners will be selected by member of the HER Collective.
Nominations are closed.
We’d love to have volunteers to help with day-of support to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Click HERE to sign up.
There are a few opportunities to be a partner for the bruncheon, including sponsoring tickets, providing giveaways or financial support. Please click HERE to contact our partnership committee for more information.