Howerton+Wooten Events Successfully Planned the Family Room Series featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nicole Hannah-Jones portrait after winning MacArthur grant(Credit: James Estrin/ The New York Times)30212179A

Washington, DC (November 15, 2019) — The meeting planning firm, Howerton+Wooten Events, which is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, successfully managed the logistics of the speaker series program for the Metropolitan AME Church called “The Family Room.”  The event, which took place on Thursday, November 14th, featured a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Ms. Hannah-Jones discussed the “1619 Project.” The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine.


Howerton+Wooten Events, LLC is a concierge event management boutique renowned for creating ultra-creative, “high touch” conferences, weddings, galas and special events. The company is based in Bowie, Maryland, but its award-winning team is experienced at designing and managing conferences and events throughout the U.S. The company was founded in 2007 by Kawania Wooten, CMP, an industry veteran in the meeting and event planning industry.

The Family Room is a new conversation series, which marries our past with our future. Hosted at the historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in downtown Washington, DC, The Family Room is a familial space where ideas are ignited and healing happens through action-oriented, thought-provoking dialogue.

The Family Room of Metropolitan AME Church


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