All Smiles #TakeEmDownNola

Evergreen 📾 by Matthew Hinton:

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Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico

Jessica Marie Johnson writes:

I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal:


The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico and the creation of meeting spaces between writers and readers at school, national and international levels. Since Hurricane Maria, organizers and volunteers from Festival de la Palabra (FDLP) have been engaged in relief activities supporting some of the most isolated communities and youth through the arts. FDLP’s projects are based in LoĂ­za, Puerto Rico, a historically Afrxdescendiente area of the island.

In case you missed that part — These funds are going to support Black Diasporic Puerto Ricans. Yes, of course, this is the part of the island that is receiving the least amount of attention, the least amount of aid, and has the greatest need.

Festival de la Palabra Founder, Mayra Santos-Febres

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VIDEO: The Take Em Down Nola Story

Take Em Down NOLA, a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition of organizers, artists, and activists committed to the removal of ALL symbols to White Supremacy in the city of New Orleans as a necessary part of the greater push for social and economic justice in the city. In May of 2017, the group began posting videos documenting their history.

Chapter 1

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