Nicole Avant

Nicole Avant

10/17/2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Wednesday, October 18 · 6 - 8pm EDT



KRAVE A New York Eatery

8 South Division Street New Rochelle, NY 10805 United States


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Nicole Avant is married to Ted Sarandos, was named Ambassador to Bahamas by Pres. Obama, is the God daughter of Quincy Jones and The daughter of The Black Godfather" Clarence Avant. In this rarefied air it's hard to imagine that tragedy could strike so close to home.

In December 2021, her mother 's life was lost to a fatal gun tragedy. Needless to say, the devastation left behind stunned all those who knew the Avant's and beyond.

THINK YOU’LL BE HAPPY: Moving through Grief written with Grit, Grace, and Gratitude and is not a book Nicole Avant ever wanted to write. Until the past few years, she had lived a charmed life as a filmmaker, philanthropist, and diplomat, with a husband she adored and a close-knit family. As the daughter of legendary music mogul Clarence Avant and indomitable civic activist Jacqueline Avant, she grew up in a world of glamor and privilege in Beverly Hills, learning from brilliant thinkers, artists, writers, musicians, and politicians. She counted among her friends and mentors some of the most remarkable people of our time, including Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack Obama.

In an instant, Nicole had to decide whether to let herself be overcome by tragedy, or follow the inspiring example of her mother, who always chose to be happy regardless of the circumstances around her instilled in her.

To help bring awareness and acknowledge the pain, uglyness and darkness that families experience when a tragedy hits home, when gun violence claims the life of your loved-one, and robs you of the desire to live—how do you find the strength to live?

You are invited to celebrate with Nichole Avant:

Krave Restaurant

8 South Division Street

New Rochelle, NY 10805

October 18, 2023

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join her for a powerful conversation sharing her strategy to live in the midst of a nightmare.

Come for the book-signing, appetizers and happiness.

Together we can end gun-violence.

This event is made possible by the partnership with the Youth Shelter’s YouthCRED (violence prevention) program.

“Shoot knowledge, not guns.”

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