Presented by NAACP Arts, Culture & Entertainment
The NAACP Arts, Culture, & Entertainment Festival is a multi-day expo showcasing people and projects that reflect the diversity of our cultural expressions. The overwhelming wealth of Black talent demands that we highlight artists throughout the year. Zoie (Zoie Noelle) Brogdon is a quintessential representation of our purpose, as her talents are exceptional and extensive. A world-class Elite equestrian, Zoie is a singular figure of intersectional identity, in a space of historical exclusion. As a visual artist, Zoie combines her artistry with her commitment to realizing an equitable society. Her work reflects her voice, which echoes long-ignored sentiments of our community. The NAACP Hollywood Bureau is proud to support Zoie and her continued pursuit of achievement.
Dr. Amos Ladouceur
Dr. Ladouceur has been a source of inspiration to Zoie Noelle since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak when she witnessed him on the front line of the pandemic, providing much needed vaccinations and health care for her family, friends and neighbors. A pillar in the Baldwin Hills, View Park, Leimert Park and surrounding areas, it continues to be Dr. Ladouceur mission to provide high level medical services to Black and Brown communities and to educate and mentor aspiring young adults through the next phase of their life.
As the first recipient of Dr. Ladouceur's educational grant, Zoie is also proud that her first SOLO EXHIBIT will be shown at the future home of Dr. Ladouceur's newest Urgent Care facility located in Inglewood, California.
Dr. Ladouceur graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2006. He works in LOS ANGELES, CA and 2 other locations and specializes in Neurosurgery, General Surgery and Family Medicine. Dr. Ladouceur is affiliated with Froedtert Lutheran Memorial Hospital.
The Good Water
As the proud water sponsor of the Zoie Noelle, “Feelings & Emotions” Solo Exhibit, The Good Water Company is a Black-owned water company, dispensary and ‘minority marketplace’ freshly opened in California. Owner, Marcel Nash shared the genesis of The Good Water Company: “After having traveled to over 29 countries and also being a native of the underserved community of South L.A., I’ve been extremely mindful of the disparities in regard to clean and accessible water. A strong hope of mine is to continue to perpetuate this blueprint, not only throughout South L.A., but across the world.”
The Black-owned water company isn’t just about providing accessible clean water, Nash also wants to highlight other minority-owned companies in the community. He says that he “started The Good Water & Market with the intentions of creating a hub within the community that can supply good-tasting, fresh and clean water. Also, I wanted The Good Water Co. to double as a place where minority owned businesses can thrive while sharing a space collectively.”
“It’s only right to share the opportunity with brands I see that represent wellness, health and/or culture.”