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This Women’s History Month, we invite you to join The Eastern District United Orders of Tents J.R.G. & J.U. for a virtual tea and explore the lasting legacy of Black women as organizers through the history and lens of The United Order of the Tents, a 154-year-old benefit society centered on abolition and dedicated to wellness in Black communities across America. We are thrilled that Stephani Zinerman, Assembly Member, District 56, will join us and speak to this legacy.

Founded and led by Black women, it is the oldest organization of its kind with chapters nationwide, including the Grand United Order of the Tents located at 87 Macdonough Street in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

There will be a special conversation with members of the Tents, as they journey through their roots as pillars of the Underground Railroad to the guiding principles that inform their community work which has sustained the livelihood of Brooklyn residents for decades. There will be time allotted for Q & A. To learn more, contact [email protected]  

*** This program is offered through the African American Heritage Center (AAHC), housed at the Macon Library, and will be moderated by Sheena Daree Miller. AAHC programs are open to anyone, and everyone, interested in celebrating, exploring, and discussing the African Diaspora. If you have questions or ideas for a program please contact She­ena at [email protected]

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. For optimal participation, you will need a computer with internet and audio, or access to a telephone. Details to access the meeting will be sent to registrants one hour before the meeting, so please keep an eye out for the email (and check your spam folder if you don't see it!).

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