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“The Black Gaze: Arts, Environment and Technology”

The Black Creative Think Tank, will envision nuanced narratives around arts , environment and technology. Through engagement of imaginative landscapes, philanthropy and themes of Afro Futurism, we will explore the creation of space for abundant belonging guided by themes of  “reclamation”, “Black liberation” and “revisioning of the past and predictions of the future through a Black Diasporic cultural lens”. Our experts will engage participants in critical conversations around the arts as a spiritual , healing and restorative justice tool to liberate minds.

Roshell Rinkins

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Kelly Marshall

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Arsimmer McCoy

Roshell R. Rinkins joined Knight Foundation in March 2019. As vice president for Grants Administration, she leads the development and execution of systems, policies, and management tools that advance and optimize the grant making and overall operations at Knight. In her role as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, Roshell is responsible for driving Knight’s core belief to integrate DEI into every aspect of the foundation’s work. 

Prior to Knight, Rinkins worked at Apple as a global supply manager. In that role, Rinkins was responsible for the qualification, selection and contracting of business-to-business and business-to-consumer outbound transportation services supporting Apple’s North and South America operations. Rinkins built systemic ways to vet prospective suppliers, drive supplier compliance and build top- and bottom-line growth.

A native of South Florida, Rinkins has more than 15 years of experience in logistics, strategic sourcing, supply chain optimization and operations management. In prior roles at Procter & Gamble, she held various strategic sourcing and logistics leadership positions where she led several supplier negotiations, the development of negotiation plans and the execution of sourcing strategies of complex supplier relationships.

Roshell holds her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Rinkins is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Silicon Valley Pipeline Angels co-hort and serves on several advisory committees including Peak Grantmaking where she provides high-level strategic guidance and thought partnership as the organization prepares for the future. Roshell was named “40 Under 40” by the Procter & Gamble Alumni network recognizing employees who continue the mission of touching and improving lives and is a proud recipient of Miami Herald’s prestigious Silver Knight Award in the Business category.

Kelly Marshall is a New York-based photographer specializing in interiors, travel, food & portraiture. Her commercial and fine artwork are interwoven as she explores inherent belief systems, and how they construct our lives, homes, and in essence our everyday reality. Marshall's work has been exhibited at The Museum of The African Diaspora (MOAD), Southern Exposure, PhotoVille, and RUSH Arts. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & Architectural Digest. Clients include CB2, The Four Seasons, Pottery Barn, and T Brand Studio. She is a 2018 Lit List Awardee and is a proud member of Diversify Photo, Black Women Photographers, Women Photograph, and a board member of Color Positive, a directory of Black photo talent and arts mentorship programs for New York City schools. Currently, she is directing her first film, Birthing of a Nation- an afro futuristic account of the reproductive justice movement and the healing arts of Black Women in America since 1619.

Arsimmer (pronounced Awe-summer), is a Miami native, by way of Richmond Heights. She is a Mother, a griot, and creative. Arsimmer has been blessed to write for award winning films, like, "You can Always Come Home", Directed by Juancy Matos and produced by Monica Sorelle, and The experimental dance film, directed by sculptor GeoVanna Gonzalez,"HOW TO: Oh, look at me".


"You can Always Come Home", was the winner of the Knight Made in MIA Film Award and recently screened this past week at the Black Star Film Festival. And "HOW TO: Oh, look at me", premiered at Soundscape Park and screened at the Slam Dance film festival in 2021. Arsimmer has been an artist-in-residence for several different organizations including AIRIE (pronounced AIRY) which stands for "Artist in Residence in the Everglades", in February of this year, Atlantic Center of the Arts/Oolite Arts, and Bakehouse Art Complex 'Summer open" in 2021. She is the winner of the Ellies Creator Award and Wavemaker Grant for her project, "Ms. Mary's House| The Carol City Museum", a museum and gallery that will live in her home and is projected to open this year.


Her work has been featured in Venice Magazine, Mixed Mag, Creatures Mag, The Lighthouse Review, The Far Gallery, Perez Art Museum, Locust Projects, and several others. Arsimmer is also a veteran teaching artist with O,miami and has facilitated workshops through their creative community initiatives, like, Apple Creative Studios and the recently published poetry collection entitled Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering, a collection of Micro-elegies to Miami's landscape.


Arsimmer is proud to have been inducted this year to the Board of Directors of the New Canon Chamber Collective. A South Florida based chamber ensemble with a more inclusive and equitable approach to sourcing professional local talent in the classical music field.

But she is most proud of her now 12 year old daughter, Yaheli, who is an amazing dancer, phenomenal cheerleader, a talented speaker in her own right, and a beautiful soul.

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