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Passing The Torch, from One Generation to The Next

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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August 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT)

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Join us for a conversation with MacKenzie Green as we dive into today’s social and political climate. Being the daughter of Ernest Green, one of the members of the Little Rock Nine group, we will uncover her experience growing up with a Civil Rights pioneer and icon as well as her thoughts on current activism around the Black Lives Matter Movement. We will also discuss the framework around intersectional feminism. This is an event you will not want to miss.


Moderating the talk will be Jenna Hanchard, Head of Culture & Innovation at The Riveter.


Ms. MacKenzie Green

MacKenzie Green is the Director of Social Media for BET+, a new streaming platform for BET/CBSViacom. Prior to BET+ she served as the Senior Manager of Branded Content for Betches Media. She is also a graduate of Columbia Business School with a concentration in entertainment and marketing. She currently serves on the board of the Lord Laidlaw Scholarship at Columbia Business School. She serves as a board member for the University of Miami Young Alumni Council, and is a proud graduate of the UCLA Riordan MBA Fellows Program.

During her time at Columbia Business School, she was the Vice President of the Media Management Association conference, member of Hermes Society, a Lord Laidlaw Scholar, and social media ambassador for Columbia Business School.

She is also a graduate of the University of Miami, with a double major in broadcast journalism and sports administration and on the Provost Honor Roll.  While at UM she was named station manager at UMTV, the first African American and first female to hold this position in the 29-year history of the station.  She also held duties as UMTV-News Vision Lead Sports Anchor (Emmy-nominated); Sports Desk Commentator; Feature Reporter for which she won two SunCoast Emmys. She served as a UM Alumni Association Ambassador; and EDGE Reporter for the Miami Hurricane campus newspaper.

She previously served as the youngest elected vice chair for the National Council of Negro Women. To commemorate the 57th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Ms. Green was awarded the Legacy Award by the Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute, cited as a “Legend in the Making.” She serves as a volunteer for The Shoebox Project, coordinating social media. Additionally, she’s a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc.


Jenna Hanchard

Jenna Hanchard is the Head of Culture & Innovation at The Riveter, leading the fight for a more equitable and diverse workplace for all working women. Jenna is also a journalist and the creator of Lola’s Ink, a podcast that explores and amplifies stories of Black girl liberation.