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WURD RADIO 2022 EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE: “IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE”

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December 1, 2022

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Contact: Ashanti Martin, General Manager
amartin@wurdradio.com

“IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE”: WURD RADIO BRINGS JOY AND POWER TO THE PEOPLE AT THE 2022 EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS, HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE, A DANCE PARTY, AND MUCH MORE

PHILADELPHIA — WURD Radio, the only Black-owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, invites the public to the 2022 Empowerment Experience, a year-end celebration that focuses on joy, renewal and fun taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Philly Power Market, located at 1835 W. Oxford St. in Philadelphia.

RSVP link: wurdradio.com/empowerment

This event, also broadcasting live on 96.1FM, 900AM, WURDRadio.com and the WURD App, features everything from live culinary demonstrations to a focus on financial wellness to a holiday shopping experience. It is the first in-person Empowerment Experience since 2019, and serves as a kickoff to the 20th anniversary celebration of the founding of WURD Radio. 

“The past couple of years have been very difficult for Philadelphians, and we wrestle every day with the challenges we face. This year’s Empowerment Experience will be a reminder that we do have power, as individuals and a community, and that we do deserve joy,” said Sara M. Lomax, president and CEO of WURD Radio. “Empowerment means feeding our bodies, minds and spirits with experiences that nourish us and get us ready to take on 2023 – which happens to be the year that WURD marks its 20th anniversary. It’s time to celebrate Black excellence.” 

Whether you are looking to stock up on holiday gifts from Black-owned businesses, learn about culinary culture from a top chef and Black food historian, or get your groove on to some amazing music, Empowerment Experience has you covered. The event takes place at Philly Power Market, a Black-owned creative space in North Philadelphia. 

The centerpiece of the event is a live cooking demonstration led by Chef Chris Scott, author of Homage: Recipes and Stories from an Amish Soul Food Kitchen. Chef Scott will be in conversation with food historian Tonya Hopkins, host of WURD Radio’s Savory and Sweet and The Kwanzaa Menu, premiering Dec. 26 on FoodNetwork.com. Hopkins will also share a special holiday cocktail recipe, and Scott will sign copies of his book for sale at the event.

Chef Chris Scott
Tonya Hopkins

Focusing on financial empowerment, WURD President and CEO Sara M. Lomax will host a chat with innovator and business leader Keith Leaphart, founder of Philanthropi, a giving platform that democratizes philanthropy and recently announced a partnership with American Express.

Keith Leaphart

Empowerment will also feature live entertainment from Sanchel Brown, a professional choreographer who will lead an Afrobeats dance class, and legendary Philadelphia DJ Gary O spinning classic R&B, soul and hip-hop hits. 

Sanchel Brown

Attendees can check items off their holiday shopping lists at the Empowerment marketplace. Merchants who are interested in setting up shop at Empowerment are encouraged to contact sales@wurdradio.com. 

“Come for the shopping, tune in for the discussions, and stay for the dance party,” Lomax said. “Empowerment is free and open to all.” 

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WURD (96.1FM | 900AM | @onwurd | wurdradio.com | WURD App) is the only Black-owned talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of only three in the country. Since 2003, WURD has served as the heartbeat and pulse of Philadelphia’s Black community, providing an interactive format to educate, enlighten and empower. More information is found at wurdradio.com or by following @onWURD on Twitter and Instagram. Also on Facebook at ForWURD.

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