Media Advisory: Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jeffrey Gibson, and Others Will Join Meridian International Center’s Fourth Annual Culturefix


Washington, D.C.—Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jeffrey Gibson, Lorrie Fair, and several others will explore issues at the intersection of contemporary culture, sustainability, and diplomacy at Meridian’s 4th annual Culturefix on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

The program on June 5 will feature morning conversations at the intersection of diplomacy, culture, and the arts, with leaders from the arts, design, sports, museums, government, and arts philanthropy sectors. This will be followed by an evening Meridian Cultural Diplomacy Awards dinner with special live performances by renowned artists.

The Meridian Cultural Diplomacy Awards are bestowed on artists or cultural leaders who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to using the arts and culture to unite people in the United States and worldwide and contribute to greater international cooperation on shared global challenges. This year’s awardees are Jeffrey Gibson, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Lorrie Fair.

Awardees and Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Choctaw and Cherokee) – Visual Artist
  • Gloria Estefan – Singer, Actress, Songwriter, and Author
  • Emilio Estefan – Music, Television, and Film Producer
  • Lorrie Fair – Sports Envoy and Chief Program Officer, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Ambassador Stuart Holliday – CEO, Meridian International Center
  • Jerome Grant – Executive Chef, Sweet Home Café
  • Aba Kwawu – President, TAA Public Relations
  • Rose Previte – Owner, Compass Rose & Maydan
  • Megan Beyer – Director, Art in Embassies
  • Alan van Capelle – Executive Director, The Highline in NYC
  • Scott Kratz – Director, 11th Street Bridge Project
  • Ali Rogin – Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • Dan Mickelson – Sports Diplomacy Chief, U.S. Department of State
  • AJ Ross – Reporter, CBS Sports
  • Elsabé Johnson Dixon – Visual Artist
  • Nicole Elkon – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Halim Flowers – Visual Artist
  • Sarah Arison – Culturefix Co-Chair

To view the full agenda, please click here.

Chaired by Sarah Arison, Sue Hostetler Wrigley, Luke Frazier, Robert Pullen, and Elizabeth Duggal.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Location: White-Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place NW, Washington DC, 20009 | Online

*Please note that complimentary parking is available on-site. All attendees/drivers are prohibited from standing, idling, or waiting on neighborhood streets.

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