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  • Kimberly Bryant – Black Girls CODE Founder and Executive Director

    Kimberly Bryant – Black Girls CODE Founder and Executive Director

    Biotechology/Manufacturing/Engineering/ and Supply Chain professional with over 10 years experience in Facilities /Operations/Maintenance and Project Management with companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer products industries. I have expert skills in both team building and collaborative leadership with a unique ability to synthesize ideas across a wide spectrum of perspectives and develop a concise shared vision to drive organizational change and improvements in complex business processes. Both a detail-oriented planner and a strategic minded leader, I absorb new information […]

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  • Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Gardiner Music Mentoring Rare combination of teaching, composition, producing and engineering expertise. James Gardiner is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer and recording engineer with two Grammy nominations and 42 gold and platinum awards to his credit. Early recognition. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Gardiner moved with his family to Seattle, where he was discovered during his first solo trombone performance by heiress Lulu Fairbanks of Fairbanks, Alaska. She sponsored Gardiner to perform with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and study at the […]

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  • Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores is a bilingual documentary and narrative filmmaker of Mexican-Lithuanian decent. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University, specializing in screenwriting, directing actors and post-production. He also holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies from the University Washington. In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Flores received the University of Washington’s Certificate of High Scholarship. He also was accepted into the Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies in 2006 and 2007. Mr. […]

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  • Van Jones introduces #YesWeCode

    Van Jones introduces #YesWeCode

    Shortly after the Trayvon Martin verdict, Van Jones says, he was talking about race with his friend, music legend Prince. “Every time you see a black kid wearing a hoodie, you say: There’s a thug. If you see a white kid wearing hoodie, you say: There’s Mark Zuckerberg,” Jones said. “I said, ‘That’s because of racism. And Prince said, ‘Maybe so, or maybe you civil rights guys haven’t created enough Mark Zuckerbergs.’ “ That challenge inspired Jones to create Yes […]

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  • Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen Silvestri Executive Director Galen Silvestri is Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the Turf Unity Music Program and a Co-founder of Art in Action. Galen produces music and art events in the Bay Area with a coalition of youth and social justice organizations. He also worked with the Men’s Story Project to confront sexism and patriarchy and explore ways to redefine masculinity in our communities. Galen has  worked with the Y-Step collective, a […]

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  • Nathan Ross Freeman’s  Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

    Nathan Ross Freeman’s Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

      The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts officially opened last week, giving local nonprofits a place to call home. A ribbon-cutting was held at the “John 3:16 Building” (624/630 W. Sixth St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Years ago, it housed the N.C. Employment Security Commission. First Baptist Church Fifth Street had purchased the building and planned to raise it for a parking lot. The church ended up signing it over to make way for the Center for Education […]

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