Sankofa Speaker Series: Deesha Dyer
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About the Event
On her journey from a 31-year old community college student intern to the social secretary for the Obama White House, Deesha resolved to not only open, but build doors of opportunity, support, and access to others. Deesha worked with the President and First Lady to plan and arrange all official and personal events hosted at the White House. She coordinated the historic visit of Pope Francis, State Dinners with leaders from China, Canada, Italy, Singapore, and Italy, and booked legendary acts like Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, and more.
DonCARES is excited to host Deesha for our Sankofa Speaker's Series for Women's History Month. During this panel, 9th-grade students will hear about Deesha's journey (from North Philly to the Whitehouse and beyond) also, she will discuss the importance of mentorship by the black women in her life.