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Mon, Feb 24


Street Studio 1418, 14th Floor

AOS Podcast Launch Party - NYC

Join us as we discuss black history and its modern implications with a Black art exhibit and special guest panel. Food, drinks, music & more.

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AOS Podcast Launch Party - NYC
AOS Podcast Launch Party - NYC

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Street Studio 1418, 14th Floor , 307 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA


About the event

Tribe!! Join us, Monday, February 24 at 7PM as we come together, live and in color. Send off Black History Month right with this evening of Black art, music, food, drinks, and discussion.  

Event Schedule: 

  • 7-8PM: Black Art, Music, Food, & Prizes 
  • 8-9PM: Panel Discussions: Three Lawyers on oppression, legacy, and hope* 
  • 9-10PM: Q&A, Mix & Mingle

The Artist

Freddie L. Rankin

Freddie L. Rankin II is an artist and founder of FLRS Global a team of individuals that support Rankin and other represented artists across all commissioned and private projects. FLRS Global provides full creative direction services for clients globally and artist representation for exceptional talents

Freddie will be exhibiting art for viewing before and after the discussion—his work is fantastic and pays homage to black people and culture.

The Panel 



Angel Acosta

Angel is a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. For the last decade, he has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, college access, social justice and mindfulness. As a program director for the national nonprofit, CFES Brilliant Pathways, Angel has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings and creating pathways to higher education.

With a passion for helping young people to think globally and act locally, he directed and taught at a global leadership study abroad program in Rome through the award-winning Leadership exCHANGE. This opportunity to bring students from all over the world to study leadership, cross-cultural communication and social entrepreneurship inspired Angel to deepen his commitment to social justice in the U.S.A. He began his doctorate program exploring the interconnections between social justice education and mindfulness-based education.



Brence Pernell 

Brence is the Assistant General Counsel at a social policy organization aimed at improving the lives of poor people. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law and writes regularly on the intersection of race, the law, and education. He hails from Blackville, SC and lives in Harlem.

He earned his JD at New York University School of Law; his MEd at Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and his BA (History), at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude


Celeste Jackson

Celeste is an African American, Haitian, and Jewish woman, who is passionate about history, identity, diversity and intersectionality. She is a debt finance lawyer in New York City and was recently named Top 40 under 40 by the National Black Lawyers. Outside of the law, Celeste is a pilot and an avid dancer. She is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and lives in Manhattan. She earned her BA from Duke University with a major in Political Science and a minor in African and African American Studies and her JD from Duke University School of Law. 

Chauneice Davis Yeagley 

She is the creator of the American Origin Stories project, and is responsible for writing, producing, and editing the AOS podcast. Chauneice loves consuming and producing fiction work. Her ultimate goal is to publish a book series of American origin stories focused on women with great ancestral powers. But for now, she’ll tell our real stories of magic and perseverance. She hails from Colorado Springs, CO and currently resides in Manhattan. Chauneice earned her JD at Duke University School of Law; and her BA (Psychology) at Spelman College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.  

So...if you are in the NYC area, come celebrate the launch of American Origin Stories Podcast -- airing February 17, 2020 -- and Black History (Un)told. 

Register now -- seats are LIMITED!!

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