Just hours before the Broccoli City Festival brought Solange and others to D.C., media, VIPs, change makers and sustainability supporters attended a VIP dinner at Brasserie Beck (11o1 K Street NW) on Friday night, hosted by the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI).
The evening featured green eats, clean drinks and engaging conversation about sustainability and community service in the African-American community.
Among the attendees were journalist Jawn Murray, blogger Nicole Kane, Stic Man of Dead Prez, music executive Mali Hunter, Turning Natural Juice Bar founder Jerri Evans, The Fab Empire’s own Mia Fields-Hall and Toyota executives Mia Phillips and Berna Rivera.
Great night at the @ToyotaUSA Green Initiative VIP Dinner in DC. Fun conversation with Toyota executives Mia Phillips & Berna Riveira; got to meet the Stic.Man (@sticrbg) of the legendary Dead Prez; and music executive Mali Hunter (@iam_mali). Thanks to Sheila Eldridge & the amazing team at @WeAreMilesAhead for inviting me. #ToyotaGreen #BCFest2017 #GoingPlaces #Toyota #RedCarpet #Influencer #ToyotaShowcase #DeadPrez
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The event opened up with welcome remarks provided by the TGI Coalition, who discussed the importance of green living and how Toyota is a driving force in improving African-American communities.
Throughout the evening guests sipped on green juice provided by D.C.’s own Turning Natural, a special tasting menu curated by Brasserie Beck and pies compliments of Justice of the Pies.