Upcoming Events from March 24th

Three upcoming events you may want to check out this weekend, including a free women’s conference and a tribute to fashion photographers.

Cox Radio personalities Valerie Hicks Powe, Esq., and Isis Jones are hosting a free women’s empowerment conference this Saturday, March 26, at Old Car Heaven (115 35th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In honor of women’s history month, the Working Women’s Conference – “SOS (Strengthen our Spirits) as We Set Strategies of Success” – will offer seminars about social media (see the last event to know what this is important!). The conference also features topics such as coping with elderly parents and other realities of family life, career-building and financial management.

The event is also scheduled to feature an appearance by the Scott Sisters, Jamie and Gladys, depending on whether they will be allowed to make the trip from Mississippi to Birmingham. The two women were young adults when they were sentenced to life in prison in an $11-robbery, a crime the two said they did not commit. After a lengthy public campaign to free the sisters, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Dec. 30, 2010, finally commuted their sentence after their 16-year incarceration.

You can download this pdf document for more details about the event program and other speakers. For more information, call (205) 443-6678 or visit the website.

POSE: A Tribute to Fashion Photography

My friends at Urbanham are hosting a multimedia show, POSE, which highlights the craft and contributions of fashion photographers who have influenced global styles and trends.

The show, featuring stylist Ryan Christopher, is set for Sunday, March 27, at the Highland Conference Center in Five Points South. The pre-show reception presented by Gentleman Jack is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine.

The fashion tribute starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. See Urbanham’s website for more information.

Inaugural Meeting of Social Networking Professionals

I wish I could tell you to be sure to make the first annual meeting of the Alabama Social Media Association on Wednesday, March 30, at UAB’s Hill Center. But the free event was pretty much filled soon after it was announced.

Social media is now such an important aspect of life in the 21st century that even I broke down and got several Facebook pages, a personal one and one for Birmingham View. Anybody in business nowadays must have both a website and at least one social media outlet.

We’re in the midst of a technological revolution that’s just as powerful as the one that is overthrowing governments. In fact, social media played pivotal roles in the revolutions roiling the Middle East. Traditional conventions no longer fit the new paradigms. The world, it is a changin’ and you’ll want to be part of it.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can at least sign up on their email list to receive newsletters from the new organization. I’m sure its members can help you stay on top of things.

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  1. Vickii, thanks for passing along the word about the Alabama Social Media Association. We are getting ready to open up tickets for our next meeting, and those on the mailing list will have first (and maybe) only access to them. Glad you could make it.


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