Next week I showcase an interview with Avery Julien - one of the founders of the MAPSOWhite Project.
I was so moved by the quotes written on whiteboards by former black and brown students of our school district and the work being done to highlight those stories and energize people to truly start listening to our youth and the stories of disparity in our schools.
I am proud to be getting to know the most amazing alums - including Felisha George, Shelly Strouthers, and Jordan Fields, and so inspired that I spoke up at the most recent board meeting to ask our board and our community members to follow them on FB and Instagram.
Check out the stories and get involved!
On Sundays at 9am you might walk into a cafe or restaurant and be surprised by a live radio show! Frank McGeHee, a township committee member, hosts this progressive news and views show with the goal to inspire people to get knowledgeable, active and volunteer.
Check out past shows at: https://m.mixcloud.com/deesslim/
The radio show is a collaborative effort by organizations in our two towns:
SOMA Coalition on Race
SOMA Caribbean and
I am becoming besties with the team of Mapso Juice. The CHS grads, Coobee Darcelin, Ralph Andre Ravix and Bolu Gbadebo (Class of 2017) are interviewing business owners, creatives, and inspirational people of MapSO in their videos and podcasts.
From the moment we met, we started co-interviewing bands at Maplewoodstock and I am inspired by their life stories, confidence and purpose of these men. Check them out:
You Tube: Mapso Juice
Friday, Oct. 19th
5pm - 10pm
South Orange Village
76 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ
Tues. Oct 23rd
Marshall Elementary School
262 Grove Street
South Orange, NJ
Sunday, Oct 28th
12:30 - 6:30 pm
60 Woodland Road