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WINE+WHINE // Advocacy, Sips, and Networking

December 6, 2023, 5:30 pm10 pm.
Free for NExT Members | $10 for Community Guests
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After election season, there’s no better way to regroup and prepare for the year ahead than by gathering with like-minded individuals who are committed to uplifting their community. On Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5:30pm the NExT Philadelphia Advocacy Committee will be hosting WINE+WHINE // Advocacy, Sips, and Networking at BlacOak Tasting Room (6139 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia PA 19128).

Letters are an extremely effective way of communicating with your elected officials. Many legislators believe that a letter represents not only the position of the writer but also many other constituents who did not take the time to write. At this unique gathering, you will have the opportunity to network with passionate community advocates who share your vision for a better future, and participate in a special workshop to empower your voice and engage with your elected officials in a meaningful way.

During the mixer, we will have cards for you to personalize and send to your elected officials. These cards go beyond the usual holiday greetings. They serve as a “gentle” reminder of the work we expect from our representatives when they return to session. Our storytelling workshop, featuring special guests, will teach you how to effectively share your story and advocate for policy change.

But there’s EVEN more to the evening than just advocacy and networking. The BlacOak Wine Club, our gracious host for the event, takes pride in highlighting underserved black-owned wine and spirit brands that are trailblazing in their industry. By savoring their offerings, you support an essential lifeline to black-owned wine brands, giving them the space they deserve in an industry traditionally occupied by those lacking melanin. And our partner, the Hip Hop Caucus, is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.

Let’s raise our glasses, share our thoughts, and collectively make a positive impact on our community. WINE+WHINE is more than just an event; it’s a platform for change, a celebration of creativity, and a toast to empowerment. RSVP now and be a voice for your community!

Please note that all BlacOak events are conducted in strict accordance with Pennsylvania liquor laws, and the wines you’ll enjoy at the tasting room are exclusively produced in Pennsylvania. You must be 21 YEARS OLD OR ABOVE TO ATTEND.

👔 Dress: Professional Attire / Business Casual