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EP 31: Marcia Smith founding "Black by Popular Demand" and HGC Apparel while Serving in the Military
The Howard Alumni Movemakers Podcast hosted by Joshua Mercer
Welcome to the HU Movemakers Podcast (www.humovemakers.com), where we highlight folks in Howard University Culture that are blazing the trail and making moves! If you would like to apply or nominate someone to be on the podcast, please email bio/headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org. Marcia Smith founded HGC Apparel in 2011 with one goal in mind; to celebrate black culture and design a collection that had a social purpose. “After being in the military for 8 years, I felt inspired to create a platform for my community. I had a vision and a voice and always wanted to design a unisex sportswear collection.” HGC Apparel is one of Instagram’s most engaging brands with an engaged community of 360,000 followers. “I create content in an authentic voice and feel that people respect and love the brand even more because of how real we are,” says Marcia Smith, founder of HGC Apparel. The HGC Apparel collection is bold, colorful, and purpose-driven in its messaging. “Black by Popular Demand, Respect, Protect, and Love the Black Woman” are just a few of the trademark slogans that are creatively woven through the collection which could not be more relevant given the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice in America. Celebrity fans of the brand include actress Zendaya, screenwriter and producer Lena Waithe, and musicians Chloe x Halle. The collection is sold online at www.hgcapparel.com and ranges in price from $39.99 for cropped t-shirts offered in an assortment of colorful cotton jersey fabrics, to $124.99 for a windbreaker set in neon, and $199.99 for a printed unisex bomber jacket. After graduating from Howard University, Marcia Smith established HGC Apparel in 2008. Our vision was to revive the early 90's and to bring back the air of Black pride that most of us as youth associated with that time. The baggy sweatshirts, color blocking, and the bright and flashy "Black and Proud" designs were a staple of this time, which had been long forgotten until now. At HGC Apparel, we are inspired by this era and strive to put our customers back into this euphoric genre. It is our hope that HGC Apparel will give you a feeling of pride and consciousness of our community.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/humovemakers/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humovemakers/support
Episode 51: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Featuring Marcia Smith
Whet it dew, whet it dew, whet it dew babbyyyyy??? For the first official episode of 2021 the trio is back together again with a special guest, the Owner and CEO of HGC Apparel, Marcia Smith. We discussed where the idea of Haute Greeks Couture originated from and how it evolved into being known as Black by Popular Demand. She also discusses whats it like for a young black woman in the fashion industry, obstacles that she had to undergo, and how relationships thrived through it all. Everyone's favorite segment, Woosah Moment of the Week is back. As always peaux up, light the hookah, sit back and enjoy this thang called Wooisms. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wooisms/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wooisms/support
132. Caty Borum Chattoo with Marcia Smith: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change
Town Hall Seattle Arts & Culture Series
Only a few years after the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Blackfish—an independent documentary film that critiqued the treatment of orcas in captivity—visits to SeaWorld declined, major corporate sponsors pulled their support, and performing acts cancelled appearances. And that was just the beginning of the impact of documentary films. Producer and scholar Caty Borum Chattoo joined us in conversation with producer Marcia Smith to examine the role of social-issue documentaries in civic imagination and social critique, with support from her book Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change. Today’s documentaries interrogate topics like sexual assault in the US military (The Invisible War), racial injustice (13th), government surveillance (Citizenfour), and more. Chattoo argued that artistic nonfiction films are changing public conversations, influencing media agendas, mobilizing communities, and capturing the attention of policymakers. In this exceedingly relevant discussion, she invited us to consider how documentaries can disrupt dominant cultural narratives through complex, creative, often investigative storytelling. Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact and Assistant Professor at the American University School of Communication. She is an award-winning documentary producer, scholar, professor, and strategist working at the intersection of social change communication, documentary, and entertainment storytelling. She is also the co-author of A Comedian and An Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice. Marcia Smith is president and co-founder of Firelight Media, which produces documentary films, provides artistic and financial support to emerging filmmakers of color, and builds impact campaigns to connect documentaries to audiences and social justice advocates. Under her leadership, Firelight Media was honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Firelight Media’s flagship Documentary Lab program has supported more than 80 emerging filmmakers over the past decade, who have premiered at festivals such as Sundance, and gone on to earn numerous festival, Peabody, and Emmy Awards. Buy the Book: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9780190943417 Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation click here.
Marcia Smith on U.S. space policy after the election
The Space Economy
On this weeks episode of the Space Economy my guest is Marcia Smith the founder of Space Policy Online. Marcia's career includes being the Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission on Space, a Senior Level Specialist in Aerospace and Telecommunications Policy at the Congressional Research Service, and a Director of the Space Studies Board at the National Research Council. While Marcia likes to be referred to as a space policy analyst and will downplay her career, she is an expert in space policy and I'm thrilled to have her on the show as this week we discuss the election and its effect on the space program.Space Policy Onlinehttps://spacepolicyonline.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.