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A Conversation Series to Develop Empathy and
Deeper Connections among people of all backgrounds



1103 fULTON sTREET, Brooklyn, NY 11238


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Produced In Partnership with THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE

Do you tend to socialize and work with people who look like you? Want to feel more empowered in having conversations about racism, white privilege and inequality within your community or workplace?

9 times out of 10, women's empowerment events are either largely focused on and attended by white women, or by women of color. 

Inclusive Conversations aims to be something different, an opportunity for women of all colors to come together to listen, learn, and develop the practice of relating across difference as equals, as Audre Lorde taught us.

Our first event in Brooklyn in October 2017 was enlightening and inspiring, and we are hosting a follow-up brunch on November 12th to continue our candid and open conversation about healing our divides in a more informal way.

Join us for brunch followed by a group discussion focused on issues like racism, white privilege, unconscious bias, inequality and what we can begin to do to stand with and for each other to create a just, connected and peaceful world. 

Our goals through this movement are to create the space to have these conversations in order to develop more empathy, trust, deeper relatedness and connection within ourselves and communities. 


Millie ArmstrongCo-Host
Indhira ArringtonCo-Host
Kimberley ChalkCo-Host
Alethea Cheng FitzpatrickCo-Host
Karen FleshmanCo-Host
Laura HaykelCo-Host
Rachel Powell, Guest Artist
Amy Silverman, Co-Host


MILLIE ARMSTRONG is a Partner in Lucky Penny Brainstore

INDHIRA ARRINGTON provides leadership in the strategic planning and execution of diversity sourcing initiatives and programs for the WIM and Wholesale Banking Divisions of Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Indhira held several roles at Bank of America within the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization.  Indhira has over 12 years of experience in the securities industry specializing in derivatives and structured products. Indhira earned her BA degree in Economics from Rutgers University where she graduated summa cum laude. She holds a MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business/ London Business School and is a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow, TOIGO Fellow and an INROADS alum. Indhira is also a Cornell University Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner. She is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA),  PRIMER Network and the Council of Urban Professionals. Indhira serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). She also co-chairs the Corporate Circle for the International Center for Research on Women. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two boys.

Originally from Rural Hall, North Carolina, Kimberley Dalton Mitchell is a winner of the ABFF NBC Universal Star Project.Currently, a cast member in the choreoplay SHE (Ethical Society Oct 20th and 21st).  In LA, As a member of the NBC Diversity showcase Kimberley booked her first recurring role on Days of Our Lives.   Kimberley's love for creating feminist comedy screams through her stand up comedy as well as her first sketch comedy web series. "FabulousnessNess with Clea + Jordan", competed as finalists in the Funny or Die Make'em LAFF (Los Angeles Film Festival) competition. Her 2nd short film, The Openers, won best short in Broad humor festival and featured in Cannes Festival Short Film Corner. The Openers is an all improv Mockumentary that chronicles the hilarious journey three stand-up comediennes take as they produce their very own HBO style stand-up special in their living room.

ALETHEA CHENG FITZPATRICK is a women’s leadership and photography coach. She founded her company, Photosanity (, to help ambitious, mission-driven women shift the narrative so they can increase their personal and professional impact as leaders without sacrificing themselves in the process.  She does this through a transformative coaching process that helps you look holistically at all areas of your life, and uses photography as a powerful tool for finding joy, courage, and connection, and deepening your values, mission and leadership voice. She seeks to create collaborative, non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive paradigms of leadership that end the zero sum game and create a better world for all.

Alethea is certified with the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership and was previously an architect with almost 20 years of experience in NYC designing and managing workplace strategy and corporate interiors projects for major brands. Born and brought up in the UK, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 8 and 5 year old boys.

KAREN FLESHMAN is the founder of Racy Conversations. Her mission is to inspire the first majority anti-racist generation in American history. Karen facilitates workshops nationwide and online and dedicate much of my time to police accountability activism.

In June 2014, Laura Aiisha released her debut solo album bringing to life a dream she’s had since she was a little girl: to share positive empowering messages with the world through words, sound, movement and music. In 2015 she released two additional original songs.

LAH's music and performances are uplifting audiences nationwide, and she regularly performs at large-scale women leadership events, empowering and inviting participants to claim their power, purpose and truth as they choose to consciously co~create the lives they truly desire to live and experience. She was also a featured speaker along with her twin sistar Sarah Haykel for TedxBuffaloWomen and is a regular performer at Sage Lavine’s 'Women’s Leadership Summit' in Monterey, CA.

Laura is also a consultant supporting small businesses nationally with new business development, podcast host and producer of ‘Ignite Intimacy,’ Mom to a 20 year young daughter, West African Dancer and world traveler. Instagram/FB/Twitter: @LauraAiisha

RACHEL VICTORIA POWELL graduated from Cornell University in May of this year with a B.S. in Fiber Science and Apparel Design and a minor in business. Her senior collection ROOTS, which she presented at the annual Cornell Fashion Collective runway show, explored the intersectionality of black women in America and was featured by national news outlets including the Huffington Post, Upworthy, AJ+, and Jopwell. Since graduation, Powell has focused on establishing her brand Elfreda Studios, with the hopes of using fashion to tell stories that instigate change.

AMY SILVERMAN is a facilitator, educator, consultant, community builder, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of The Connection Movement and Connection Camp. 

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~ past conversations ~

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Berg'n in crown heights, brooklyn

The first gathering of Inclusive Conversations that included a round table conversation, supplemented by guest performances from artists tackling these issues in their creative practice.

These events are open to women, non-gender binary conforming individuals, and allies.


Karen Fleshman


Indhira Arrington
Ellen Bolotin
Cat Del Buono
Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick
Kimberley Mitchell
Margenett Moore-Roberts
Zawadi Morris


Funmilayo Martins