If you are looking for guidance regarding the furor over the religious freedom laws, take a moment to read this inspirational OpEd piece by Frank Bruni of the New York Times called “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana“.
The annual gala on Thursday, April 2nd at MIST Harlem. The executive committee of the Harlem Arts Festivalill present the Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award to Dr. Brenda Greene, the executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.
Dr. Greene will be this year’s sole recipient for the award which was first introduced at last year’s gala and awarded to Linda Walton of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the late musician and social activist Fred Ho.
“Throughout her career, Dr. Greene has demonstrated a clear passion for protecting, developing and cultivating the spaces, programs and resources that make it possible for Black writers and their artistic work to thrive,” said Neal Ludevig, executive director of the Harlem Arts Festival.