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BVI Native Desreta Jackson Chosen as Keynote Speaker for St. Clair Institute Gala Saturday

Desreta Jackson chosen as keynote speaker at St. Clair Institute’s gala Saturday. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

British Virgin Islands native and well-known actress for her groundbreaking role of “young Celie” in the 1985 Oscar nominated film, “The Color Purple,” Desreta Jackson has been chosen as the keynote speaker for Saturday’s 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala, “Vintage Vogue: A Night of Opulence” for the St. Clair Institute.

Jackson is scheduled to deliver a speech for the gala being held at Coral World, to support the nonprofit organization concerned with improving the quality of life and circumstances for underserved populations that need mental health and supportive services. This also includes reducing cycles of crime, violence, substance use, family discord, and negative impacts, according to the press release.

Jackson is an actress, author, director, producer, CEO and philanthropist. the press release stated.

At a young age Jackson became a light of inspiration to individuals with prior justice system involvement by developing her own real estate investment company. She invested over 1.1 million dollars of personal finances into rebuilding her Watts, Los Angeles community. She dedicated time to invest in home restoration projects that provided victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness, and their families with a home they could call their own. She pioneered a program that focused on educating and hiring community members in need, from residents to ex-cons looking for a second chance, the release stated.

An example of resilience, dedication, and perseverance, Jackson is extremely committed to ensuring delivery of practical and effective learning opportunities through her powerful and engaging essential speeches as well as through her own podcast The Black Hair Conspiracy, (named after her award-winning book), she uses these platforms to help share her personal high and lows to help others through their journey of self-discovery, it said.

Jackson is a multi-talented powerhouse blazing the trails for people from all walks of life, according to the release.

The gala will also feature guest speaker Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach, Esq., a public service leader, humanitarian, and thought leader, it said.

For more information about Desreta Jackson click here.

For interviews please contact Publicist LaTonya Carmouche at tcpr4u@yahoo.com.

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