Concordia Experience

MLK Celebration - Maggie Anderson Keynote

January 22, 2013 at 07:00 PM

Tuesday, January 22

7:00pm-8:30pm, Chapel of Our Lord

Reception following the Ferguson Art Gallery

Margarita Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their real-life case study in self-help economics in the Black community. The Anderson family lived exclusively off Black business and talent, and bought only Black-made products for an entire year. Their experiment resulted in a landmark study conducted by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Since the completion of their landmark experiment, Margarita has become the leader of a new “smart and sophisticated” movement which identifies and uplifts quality Black businesses, and urges consumers, especially other middle and upper class African Americans, to proactively and publicly support them in order to infuse much needed wealth into economically starved neighborhoods.

Maggie is the author of The Empowerment Experiment (EE), “Our Black Year”, presented by William Morris Entertainment and Public Affairs Books. Maggie is a first-generation Cuban-American, the only American born member of her family. Maggie has a BA in Political Science from Emory University and earned a JD and MBA from the University of Chicago.