This Black Media Story Summit town hall will explore how three, trailblazing organizations are pivoting to develop online events that showcase Black talent in the era of COVID-19.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all sorts of companies for a loop. Now everyone is scrambling to figure out how to keep their audiences, members, and customers engaged for what may be an extended period of social distancing."

Leslie Fields-Cruz, BPM executive director

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020, 7 P.M. EDT



Stephanie McKee-Anderson

Stephanie McKee-Anderson is a performer, choreographer, educator, facilitator, and cultural organizer who currently serves as executive and creative director of Junebug Productions in New Orleans.

For the past 20 years, this founder of Moving Stories Dance Project has also been involved with Junebug Productions as an artist and educator. She was one of 10 co-creators of the original of production, Uprooted: The Katrina Project, co-produced by Junebug Productions.

Stephanie is deeply committed to creating work that supports social justice and aligns with the legacy of Junebug Productions and its predecessor, the Free Southern Theater.

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson is CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot. In this role he is responsible for the club's overall management and strategic vision. A lawyer by training, Wilson co-founded the company with TK Petersen, after identifying the need for a space for professionals of all backgrounds to have a private membership experience that spoke to their business and social interests.

With a founding location in Atlanta and upcoming locations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., The Gathering Spot serves as a hub for collaborations, culturally relevant content, connections, and experiences. It is uniquely positioned to build the future of what community looks like.



Jason Steer

Jason Steer is the associate director for career and workforce development at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. He oversees an array of year-round programming that offers young adults opportunities to pursue careers in technical stage production and arts administration.  These programs feature hands-on event and project management training, career panels, workshops, fellowships and other events designed to advance professional development for young adults who are pursuing careers in the performing arts and entertainment fields.

Don't miss out on this important conversation

Registration for the 2020 Black Media Story Summit is currently open. Participation in all events, including this town hall, is free except the 40th Anniversary House Party, which is a pay-as-you-wish event. Registration is required for all events. We urge you to take full advantage of this timely opportunity to contribute ideas, make connections, and share your stories of success.