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How One Nonprofit is Empowering Women & Communities of Color Through Theater

As an actress, Summer Dawn Reyes was frustrated with the lack of multidimensional roles for women of color. Fortunately, Summer was a writer too, and took matters into her own hands by creating her own plays. Certain that other women of color would also love the opportunity to share their work authentically, Summer created In Full Color in 2015. We…

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Black History, education, Nonprofits

How One NYC Nonprofit Commemorates Juneteenth—and Its Importance for Our Current Moment

In America, June 19 is Juneteenth, a national celebration marking the day that the last enslaved Black Americans were freed in 1865—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Many Black communities across the nation have observed the day for generations, often with food, festivals, and pilgrimages to Galveston, Texas, where emancipation was announced to the last…

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