50 Shades of Latino

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Emory University Students 'Eat and Engage' with BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ Creator

Emory University Senior and Resident Advisor Farida Bana invited BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ Creator Carlton Mackey to engage with Complex Hall residents in their 'Eat and Engage' series.

The group explored the possibilities of what can happen in the world when people take the risk to see themselves and each person they encounter as beautiful.


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BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ partners with Fearless Dialogues for Creative Change

 Fearless Dialogues creator Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II invites participants at Methodist University in Sao Paulo to see the unseen.

Fearless Dialogues creator Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II invites participants at Methodist University in Sao Paulo to see the unseen.

The creator of BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™  traveled to the Methodist University of Sao Paulo in Brazil to partner in leading one component of the transformative experience founded by Dr. Gregory Ellison, II called Fearless Dialogues.  

Fearless Dialogues is a grassroots initiative committed to creating spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations that see gifts in others, hear value in stories, and work for change and positive transformation in self and other.

The Fearless Dialogues team creates spaces for transformation like none other. It is our niche. Radical hospitality lessens anxiety, reduces power differences, and level the playing field for hard conversations to occur.

Fearless Dialogues holds firm to the belief that artistic mediums reframe sterile and hostile environments into spaces for lively and engaging interaction.  The Fearless Dialogues team routinely utilizes the powerful visual narratives created by the BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™  team to bolster its mission and give expression to these beliefs.

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50 Shades of Latino: Capturing the Spectrum of Latino Identity

Photos and Mosaic by Carlton Mackey

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BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ partnered with Emory University's Gamma Nu Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. to present the first annual "50 Shades of Latino/50 Tonos de Latino".  The event served as the 8th official Open Photo Shoot of BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™.

In a conversation moderated by Carlton Mackey and Natalie Delia, the gathering also included a discussions about the implications of skin color on Latino Identity as well as the spectrum of ways Latino and Hispanic are defined.

The "50 Shades of Latino: mosaic featuring all participants who identified as Latino was revealed by the ladies of Gamma Nu at "Beyond Tacos and Burritos", an annual event presented by the Latino Student Organization.  This event also included special guest Rebecca Kaplan, keynote speaker Gerard Borda, and performances by Emory Salsa Club.  These events were the highlights of this year Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

 Building Bridges. Carlton Mackey and Natalie Delia lead community discussion reflecting on identity formation in Black and Latino communities at the first annual "50 Shades of Latino" Event.

Building Bridges. Carlton Mackey and Natalie Delia lead community discussion reflecting on identity formation in Black and Latino communities at the first annual "50 Shades of Latino" Event.

  Gamma Nu Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Carlton Mackey

Gamma Nu Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Carlton Mackey