Live jazz, libations, good eats & a convivial atmosphere are always enjoyed by all!
Tea Pad is a networking group for the cannabis industry and cannabis industry curious. Its mission is to break down barriers to entry into the cannabis industry and to empower participation - no matter race or gender - via education.
Proceeds of all Tea Pad events fund the Tea Pad Scholarship for Minority Entrepreneurship. Scholarship funds will be distributed twice a year to student providing opportunity to learn skills necessary to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Morgan State University School of Business.
The "tea pad" is part of a very rich history of cannabis (marijuana) in the African-American community in New York City and the jazz scene of the 1920's and 30's . It was a dynamic time in American history.
Women of all color got the right to vote in 1920.
And, during this time the United States government launched an aggressive campaign of
marijuana prohibition, which had catastrophic impact on black and brown communities for decades to come. Tea pads were convivial speakeasy style spaces where people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds could
come together free from the violence of prohibition.
December 17th, 2019
7 pm - 10 pm
Keynote Speaker: Corey Barnette
Currently, less than 1% of licensed cannabis businesses are owned by African Americans.
Corey is an African American man who owns two, both licensed in Washington, DC.
Corey is a successful entrepreneur with a focus and very active commitment to ensuring diversity, inclusion and
social justice in the cannabis industry.
Live jazz , libations, good eats & a convivial atmosphere are always enjoyed by all!
"It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts."
- Ella Fitzgerald
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Your support will help provide the tools for a student to learn the skills necessary for her to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry.