Come celebrate the friendship and work of artists and activists Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin. Our very own Equity in the Arts & Culture Committee will Present “Sweet Lorraine” this August during the Inaugural Rave Theater Festival at Rebel Theatre. 🙌🏽 It’s a play written by our 3rd Vice President Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj with Adam Mace. Valisia Lekae is Sweet Lorraine and Christopher Augustin is James Baldwin.
Sweet Lorraine is a dramatic interpretation of the final conversation had between best friends, Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin in Lorraine’s New York City Hospital Room in January 1965. The play is set one week prior to Lorraine’s passing from pancreatic cancer and explores the complex, dynamic and often heated relationship between these two prolific, creative giants and American Artists and Activists.
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Monday 8/19 @ 7pm - 8:30pm (NAACP NIGHT)
Join our Special Events and Membership Committee in getting our community’s kids ready for school. Enjoy music and food as well. 12-5pm under the tent at Restoration Plaza.
Donations of composition notebooks, pencils, crayons, pens, markers, erasers, pocket folders, subject notebooks, binders, scissors and highlighters will be accepted at the event.
Speakers will present mini workshops for parents and students to know their rights within the NYC school system and how to succeed this school year.
Civic Engagement works to ensure voter empowerment through providing awareness, training, and programmatic support to ensure registration, education, administration, and election protection. The committee also works to advocate for policy and legislative changes in alignment with the NAACP mission and also ensures our communities are counted for the decennial Census and political reapportionment