june, 2021

19jun12:00 pm4:00 pmUNITY Juneteenth Celebration - Black Excellence: A State of Mind12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Event Details

Join Raise Your Glass Promotions, Orlando Magic and PEPSICO for the UNITY Juneteenth celebration taking place VIRTUALLY on June 19th. This years panel theme is “Black Excellence: A State of Mind”.

Black Excellence (BE). Verb: A state of being, forged from the history of our struggle, bonded to our atomic greatness, exploding in the DNA of every black being alive. “Limitless, boundless, selfless.”

This year’s panelists are the epitome of Black Excellence – each one has UPPED their game, CONTROLLED their destiny and SUSTAINED their success. In honor of Juneteenth, we will be celebrating the progress that has been made and challenging everyone to continue to rise and prosper.

Black excellence is the mindset, backed by continuous action, to look within ourselves and act in ways that progress our communities without discrediting the effect of forces outside of our communities. That’s the best way I can describe it. In other words, black excellence is the audacity to look at the place where hundreds of years of being exploited and abused, on both the mother land and beyond, has brought us and say we can rise and prosper. (source: blackexcellence.com)

Join the Conversation with leaders who are Innovators, Agents of Change, Disruptors and Servant Leaders who are crashing through glass ceilings and creating a seat at the table for others to follow:

Nadine Mentor – Founder and President of Mentor Holdings & Investments and Founder, The Greatest Investment Girls Empowerment Program

Congresswoman Val Demings – Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Mayor Jerry Demings – Orange County, FL

Moderator: Esu Ma’at, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Orlando Magic


  • Impactful and engaging panel discussions
  • Pre-event entertainment in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Post-event entertainment in honor of African American Music Appreciation Month

Thank you to our Venue Sponsor, Bronze Kingdom Museum, for allowing us to utilize your amazing space (the panel will be recorded live and streamed via zoom for the public to enjoy).

The UNITY Networking Mixer series is the perfect merger of professional development and social networking. Visit the Raise Your Glass websites to watch recap videos from past events – www.raiseyourglassorlando.com and follow us on FB and Instagram: @rygorlando

Join us VIRTUALLY and invite your family, friends and co workers to join the conversation without booking a flight to Orlando. This interactive networking event will not give you zoom fatigue!


WATCH THE VIDEO FROM OUR LAST EVENT: www.raiseyourglassorlando.com

UNITY BHM Celebration 2021 Then & Now: Stories of Progression, Community & Transition with LadderBuilders Doug E. Fresh (Activist & Hip Hop Historian) and PEPSICO’s top African American executive, Derek Lewis who is President, South Division, PepsiCo Beverages North America.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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