Last night I attend the Macy’s Black History Event Honoring Gordon Parks. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Well I got to the event really early so I looked around. And yes, Macy’s was having a really good sale going on.
Back to the event. I was so busy on my phone I didn’t realize it was packed. I was sitting on the front row saving seats for the other bloggers who were attending.
The event opened up with a short documentary on the life of Gordon Parks by HBO.
The panel lasted maybe 20-30 minutes. I think. It went well. I enjoyed hearing their responses to how Gordon Parks influenced their lives and careers. It was a pleasant surprise that the panelists met Mr. Parks. Also David Parks, son of Gordon Parks, was on the panel. Who knew he lived in Texas? Austin, Texas of all places.
The one thing that stuck out with me was that Gordon Parks made his own way. I would definitely apply that to business. If you want something then you must make the path. Gordon Parks is definitely a Gamechanger in the world of photography and film.
Oh and I loved the shoes the ladies on the panel were wearing.
I was able to get a picture with David Parks. We chatted for a few minutes. He made a joke about bloggers. I asked him why he decided to make the movie ‘Superfly’? He said for the money. I thought that was hilarious he was so direct about that response.
Oh you know I won’t forget to talk about the food. I tried everything. It was really unique to say the least. It tasted good too. But the dessert ( we all know that’s my weakness) was so delish. The other bloggers and I could not figure out what it was. I didn’t care, it was that good.
Overall, the event was amazing. I truly enjoyed it. Macy’s Black History event is something I plan to add to my calendar every year. And what I like most is they honor other ethnicities such as Hispanic Heritage, Asian Pacific Islander, etc. The diversity that Macy’s events brings to the community is showing they truly understand we live in a global society.
Houston was recently named the most diverse city in the United States. So having events like the one at Macy’s makes me feel great that people are embracing other cultures.