A Taste of Black Gwinnett – Friday, October 13, 2023

The Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center will continue to be the venue for a gathering of community members, content creators and vendors on Friday, October 13, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., during “A Taste of Black Gwinnett” Day #1. Register FREE today https://www.eventbrite.com/e/717229120607?aff=oddtdtcreator.

“A Taste of Black Gwinnett” features Black-owned businesses with food, product and services in the area, and the 22nd Urban Mediamakers International Film Festival (UMFF). The event brings the UMFF Animation Competition, UMFF Music Video Competition, book signing with author LaTonya Black Gilliard, UMFF Writers Spotlight with live script reading of the top scripts competing, Urban Trivia Game with prizes, food sampling from the African diaspora of Gwinnett.

  • UMFF Animation Series | 4:30 p.m.
  • UMFF Music Video Series | 5:30 p.m.
  • A Conversation with Carl Gilliard, Acting Coach, Actor, Director, Producer | Limited space. | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Author Spotlight and Book Signing: “I Apologize to My Thyroid” writtten by LaTonya Black Gilliard | 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
  • UMFF 2023 Writers Spotlight, Top 10 Announcement and Actor Showcase | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Urban Trivia Game with prizes | 9:30-10:30 p.m.

EXHIBITORS (Vendors will be added as they come on board.) Come out, buy products/services and sample food from Black-owned businesses.

  • Adreame of Vegan
  • Black Gwinnett Magazine
  • Camrose Creative Catering
  • Edee’s BBQ
  • Gwinnett County Black Chamber of Commerce (GCBCC)
  • Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company
  • Moses & Ragsdale Kitchen
  • Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF)


Presented by Gwinnett County Black Chamber of Commerce and Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. Sponsored by:

  • Black Gwinnett Magazine
  • Camrose Creative Service
  • Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF)


Each food/drink vendor will have samples that are $3, $6, $9. Food tickets are available here on Evenrbrite for $3, $6, $9 AND at the event in-person with a debit/credit card, CashApp, and Paypal.


Contact Renee with questions at 404.590.4716.


The Gwinnett County Black Chamber of Commerce (GCBCC) organizing committee of this event is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event for all members of the community. We aim to foster cultural understanding and appreciation while offering a space for Gwinnett County businesses and entrepreneurs from the Black diaspora to flourish and gain visibility. Visit the organization at https://blackchambergwinnett.com.

GCBCC, it volunteers, staff, affiliates, and sponsors are not liable for any personal or product injury at this event.