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2019 State of Africatown
State of Africatown 2019

The sixth annual State of Africatown at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute features presentations on the accomplishments of the last year, as well as the vision, opportunities, and challenges facing the African American and African Diaspora community in 2019 and beyond.

Speakers include:

Tim Lennon, Langston

Dr. Renee McCoy, Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ

Hon Dawn Mason, former State Representative

Dian Ferguson, Central Area Senior Center

Muriel Softli, awardee

Dr. Norward Brooks, awardee

LeShawn Gamble, Renaissance 21

Dr. Marcia Arunga, Cultural Reconnections

Omari Salisbury, Converge Media, LLC

K. Wyking Garrett, Africatown Community Land Trust

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan

Leja Washington and Andres Louis Collins, Black Star Line

Cashayla Rodgers, Africatown Youth Ambassadors

Kwadwo Oware, Jr., Washington Coalition of African Leaders

Cynthia Winters, Heal to Rebuild

Troy Dawson, Elevate Movement: Direct Impact Dollars Initiative

Evelyn Allen, Black Community Impact Alliance/Central Area Collaborative


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