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Next Models New York President, Kyle Hagler Among MOBITALKS Headliners

WHAT: Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) is continuing its award-winning

“MOBItalks” – a personal and professional development series for queer people of color featuring powerful talks, free professional headshots, and an interactive marketplace in Long Isalnd City. The series has taken place once every month from March – May, 2019 in the Bronx, Harlem, and lastly, Long Island City.

Interviews and event photography are available for media.

WHO: Speakers include:

Kyle Hagler: After 24 years in the fashion industry, Kyle is known for launching the careers of some of the most sought-after models to ever hit the world stage. He has worked with the likes of Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Heidi Klum, Shalom Harlow, Kate Upton and countless others. Kyle has also been a huge advocate for diversity in fashion through his time as a manager and agency executive.

Julian Walker: Actor who skyrocketed to fame after scoring his breakout role as Randy Rousseau in the 2014 drama Blackbird starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah


Washington. He currently stars in Being Mary Jane alongside Gabrielle Union and recently published his poetry book, A Year Without You.

Ben Cory Jones: With over a decade of experience in the business, Ben has become one of the most talented young writer/producers in Hollywood. Currently, Ben is a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO comedy series, Insecure, since its first season, starring Issa Rae. Ben was also a writer on the groundbreaking drama series, Underground, on WGN America.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18th

11am – 4pm

SCHEDULE: 11:00 AM Doors Open: Registration and MOBImeetup

12:15 PM Welcome 12:25 PM Wellness Moment 12:30 PM MOBItalk Speaker 1:20 PM MOBItalk Performance Artist 1:35 PM MOBItalk Speaker 2:05 PM Networking, Lite-bites, and MOBImeetup 3:30 PM Wrap Up and MOBImeetup continues 4:00 PM Close

WHERE: Melrose Ballroom

3608 33rd St Queens, NY 11106 Bronx, NY 10456

CONTACT: For all press inquiries, interviews, and photography requests, please


Kenneth Courtney [email protected] 347-243-9187

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