Brooklyn Talks: Wildflower with Aurora James


May 10, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of Wildflower. Member tickets are $35. Not a Member? Join today!

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Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join fashion pioneer Aurora James for a conversation in celebration of her new memoir, Wildflower. Named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s most anticipated books of 2023, Wildflower follows James’s journey from her tumultuous young womanhood to eventually creating her own Brooklyn-based company, Brother Vellies, a sustainable fashion line showcasing traditional African designs. Now widely known for moving the fashion industry’s needle forward by connecting economics to racial justice, James also tells the riveting story of how she founded the Fifteen Percent Pledge. The organization calls on retailers to commit 15 percent of their shelf space and spending power to Black-owned businesses.

Cover, Aurora James, Wildflower (courtesy of Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2023). (Photo: courtesy of Penguin Random House)