I Celebrate Black History Month.
By Greg Weber
President and CEO
When in Houston, I worked with Melissa – a black woman. Melissa is not just smart, she is brilliant. She could have been anything and chose to be a singer. Through my friendship with Melissa, I discovered for the first-time black history. I discovered this
It wasn't until 1991 that I worked professionally with black artists. This was my first close relationship in the workplace with African Americans. With other artists, I had been accustomed to direct, professional meetings in our work sessions. This cast was different. It was boisterous, energetic, lots of happiness – we worked hard, but we took great joy in each other and being with each other. My change continued.
Black History month for me is a celebration of those people of color who, throughout my life, have broken down the barrier created by others in my youth. I celebrate this month their success, their challenges, their determination, but most of all I celebrate their impact in my life and how getting to know them has made me a better, stronger person. They have taught me the bravery of ordinary acts – and that to see others one must have the courage to leave the comfort of our own shores. They gave me the gift of seeing that every person I meet, regardless of color, has potential. They helped to forge the foundation of my belief in humanity.
That is what I celebrate every Black History Month.
|August 2019: Fayet-Tales|
|September 2019: International Samaritan|
|October 2019: Love.Local|
|November 2019: Thankful for the Arts|
|December 2019: The Weber Santa Claus|
|January 2020: Create 2020|