THIS IS A WASHINGTON EVENTS PRODUCTION
Wealth, Health, &
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Thursday, 13 October 2022 | 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
M1 Concourse Event Center
1 Concourse Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Pharoahe Monch Gets Raw About Depression, 'PTSD' & Mental Health In Black Community | People's Party, Hosted by Talib Kweli
"Tuning Up the Life Success Engine
ABOUT THE WHSCC
Conference | 2022
WASHINGTON EVENTS PRESENTS ~ A START UP FUNDRAISER PRODUCTION
in support of Art Therapy for Mental Health in Pontiac, Powered by The Art Experience
in partnership with
Launching Artists Beyond 248 (LAB248).
Studies have been proven that “Higher financial stress leads to poor financial decision-making, something that past studies have linked to poor financial literacy.” Fine tune your Financial Planning and get access to best practices along with some mental health care tips especially NOW, largely due to the stress of the pandemic and the skyrocketing cost of living.
The 2022 Theme is “Master Reset | Tuning Up the Life Success Engine within You!” This annually based conference’s goal is to provide attendees with up-to-date information about the status of Mental Health Resources in Pontiac, bring awareness to affordable therapy alternatives such as Art Therapy and help serve as a financial fiduciary fundraising source for Art Therapy Programs in Pontiac, Financial Literacy best practices and the Importance of Self Care.
TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Losing Your Grip: How to Re-center, Re-gain and Rejoice in all life has to offer. A close look into mental health, resources for help and tools used to deal with, cope and solve problems.
Building Consumers Confidence: Changing the pessimistic mindset in economic health by teaching how strategic spending can boost areas regarding (1) the economy, (2) the labor market, and (3) their spending/financial position.
Challenging the ME DIET: Work Life balancing for the everyday person. Setting the boundaries of what you put into yourself, be it what you eat, drink, and think. How to speak to and treat yourself, and how to teach others, how to treat you.
This program is in support of the Arts for Mental Health programs powered by The Art Experience a 501©3, Part of the ticket sales will go to support Art Therapy for Mental Health programs supported by LAB248.
*Ticket Price - $175
VIP NETWORKING HOUR INCLUDE RSTE’S – RACE SPEED TRACK EXPERIENCES Practice Self-care with a little fun Riding Shotgun, participant gets to feel two (2) full speed laps around Champion Motor Speedway with a Pro driver ‒ Includes Pro-Driver and M1 Concourse Performance Fleet Vehicle. Enjoy an exclusive VIP Networking Hour before the start of the event, meet & greet with Speakers, and other special guests, enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvre, and photo ops.
*Ticket Price - $125
General Admission includes:
INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE
Powerful Speakers, an Interactive Panel Discussion
Catered to the taste and made just for you!
Discover the Hidden talents from local artist and sign your bane to take home a master piece!
Enjoy the smooth sounds of R&B singer
FAMED MC, ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR, ACTIVIST
The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.
“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.” Read More.
Guest Speaker |Panelist
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE ART EXPERIENCE
Appointed in April of 2018 as The Art Experience's Executive Director, Audra began her career in the studio in 2012 as an intern of Oakland University, with the hopes to marry an Art History degree with the English degree she was working on, and her love of service, in one location. She has been employed by the studio since 2014 as its Communication Coordinator, after volunteering on its board of directors in 2013. Read More.
Lisa Bennett, M.Ed. Art Therapist
Presenter | Panelist
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, ART THERAPIST
THE ART EXPERIENCE
Lisa has always found comfort and pleasure in the art making process and that led to her completing her B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Wayne State University in 2012. While balancing family, study, and her own business, Lisa pursued and obtained an M.Ed. in Art Therapy from Wayne State University in 2019.
Currently, Lisa is the Program Coordinator at The Art Experience where she works to expand the network of creatives, thereby challenging the participants of the studio in creative adventures. Lisa enjoys working with individuals and groups, guiding them through the art making process in various mediums. Read More.
Financial Guest /Panelist
AVP, EXECUTIVE PROJECT MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF MORTGAGE LENDING OPERATIONS
FIRST INDEPENDENCE BANK
Helda Saad serves as the AVP, Executive Project Manager and Director of Mortgage Lending Operations of First Independence Bank, a minority depository institution based in Detroit, Michigan. In her role, Helda oversees several areas including the development of the project briefs and business cases, the identification of risks and issues, the coordination with program or corporate management. Additionally, she helps lead the bank’s mortgage department’s lending goals as well as its best practices for serving consumer and mortgage areas. During her time at First Independence Bank, she has also played a key role in the facilitation of its expansion into the Minnesota Market and the development of its Next-Gen
Board of Advisors. Read More.
DIRECTOR, RETREAT CRISIS RESIDENTIAL UNITCOMMON GROUND
Michelle Woody is a Registered Nurse currently serving as the Director of the Crisis Residential unit with Common Ground located in Pontiac, MI. Michelle has provided behavioral health care in crisis, residential, and inpatient settings and believes behavioral health services should be provided in the least restrictive environment possible with an emphasis on stigma-free, trauma informed care. As a Behavioral Health RN, Michelle has worked to develop specialized treatment units for those experiencing mental health crisis with developmental disabilities as well as expanding the care provided in the residential setting by promoting a transitional space for those who have been on a locked psychiatric unit. Read More.
Mistress of Ceremony /MC
AUTHOR AND SPEAKER, VBTOURAY EMPOWERMENT EVENTS LLC.
VBTouray Empowerment Events is an events production company specializing in communal events. VBTouray is committed to "creating unforgettable gatherings that inspire, empower and ignite our community members to expansion!" The company's branded events include: The Evolutionary SHE; The Black Dollar Power Market; The Annual Touray Kwanzaa Celebration and The Yaktown Poets Revue. Find out more.
AMERICAN R&B SINGER, VOCALIST
Michel'le, who is best-known for her iconic role in the early 90's R&B music industry with smash hits like "Something in My Heart" & "No More Lies," favored a very hip-hop-minded approach to R&B, and that isn't the least bit surprising when you take into consideration the company that she kept. The members of N.W.A. -- especially Dr. Dre and the late Eric "Eazy-E" Wright.
Arguably, the singer was ahead of her time. Before Mary J. Blige was exalted as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" -- and before the rise of Faith Evans and Lauryn Hill -- Michel'le was a young neo-soulstress who had strong ties to the hip-hop world.
SPONSOR VIP NETWORKING HOUR
(Including RSTE’S – RACE SPEED TRACK EXPERIENCES)
GENERAL VIP NETWORKING HOUR
(Including RSTE’S – RACE SPEED TRACK EXPERIENCES)
INTRODUCTION TO PANEL & MODERATOR
Moderated by: TBA
"MASTER RESET | TUNING UP THE LIFE SUCCESS ENGINE WITHIN YOU!”
Michelle Woody - Director, Retreat Crisis Residential Unit, Common Ground
Helda Saad - AVP Executive Project Manager, First Independence Bank
Audre Pieknik - Executive Director, The Art Experience
Lisa Bennett, M.Ed. AT - Program Coordinator, & Art Therapist, The Art Experience
TIPS, TRICKS, AND RESOURCES available to help deal with mental help and financial matters and ways to incorporate guilt free self-care options to help reduce stress & self-neglect. Q & A from the guest and call to action to join the Art Experience in creating awareness and building community.
DOORS OPEN | REGISTRATION
WELCOME & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - M.C. Vickie Brent-Touray
Introduction & Recognition of Sponsors
Invocation Prayers by Pastor Doug Jones
Welcome Address by Mayor Tim Gremel
Opening Speaker: (Financial Literacy Tips- TBA) Helda Saad - AVP Executive Project Manager, First Independence Bank
INTRO ART THERAPY PRESENTATION (DINNER SERVED) - MC Vickie Brent-Touray
Identifying your Strength (Interactive Art Therapy workshop) - by Lisa Bennett, M.Ed.
Fundraiser Overview - The roles art therapy plays in bridging the gap in community, business, schools and personal relationship. Presented by- Audre Pieknik, Executive Director the Art Experience
LOCAL TALENT SPEAKS - Ivan or another artist)
PERFORMANCE BY THE TALENTED
MUSIC & AD SPONSORS
ABOUT M1 CONCOURSE:
M1 Concourse blends style and speed, offering the perfect automotive events and entertainment venue at our 87-acre property including a motorsports community of Private Garages and its own private Motorsports Club. This state-of-the-art facility features indoor and outdoor spaces that overlook the 1.5-mile Champion Motor Speedway performance driving track. M1 can transform any event into a one-of-a-kind exclusive experience. The M1 Concourse is conveniently located on the legendary Woodward Ave. in the city of Pontiac and is less than 35 miles from Detroit’s Metropolitan International Airport.
In short, M1 Concourse is the epicenter of all things automotive in Metro Detroit, providing a place where enthusiasts can keep, show, and exercise their vehicles in the company of other enthusiasts!