Where and When
Sunday, April 17
Doors open at 3:30 pm. Show starts at 4 pm. Event ends at 8 pm.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Social Media: #CloserToOurDream & #227AbolitionistPlace
2016 Community Conductor Award
Laurie A. Cumbo is a member of the New York City Council representing the 35th District in Brooklyn, which includes the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Ms. Cumbo currently serves as Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee and has been an aggressive champion of women’s workforce equality including gender pay equity, parental rights and reproductive rights.
2016 Harriet Tubman Joy Chatel Award
Dr. Cheryl LaRoche
For more than a decade, archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche has been researching and physically exploring the landscapes of 18th and 19th century free Black communities, their churches, cemeteries and institutions, and their relationship to the Underground Railroad.
She is a historical and archaeological consultant who combines law, history, oral history, archaeology, geography, and material culture to define nineteenth century African American cultural landscapes and its relationship to escape from slavery. She often works at the sometimes contentious interface between the public and scholars, professionals and municipalities.
Patricia Peticolas, Volunteer Coordinator
A New York City-based Artist and Photographer with exhibits in New York, France and Chile. She is currently working on street art involving virtual presence, dreams and guerilla gardening.
Learn more at PatriciaPeticolas.com | NYCvisitations.blogspot.com | Diderotswish.blogspot.com
Chef Elle Simone, Food and Drinks Coordinator
Founder of SheChef.org, a nonprofit organization mentoring young women from urban settings within the culinary arts.
Marilyn Worrell, Individual Donations & Sponsors
NOTE: Friends of 227 Abolitionist Place Museum and Heritage Center is a tax-exempt 501(c) non-profit organization.