Defender: Project Row Houses CommuniTea

Full post by Aswad Walker

Project Row Houses celebrated its 25th Anniversary with Communi-Tea, an event highlighting its Young Mothers Residential Program (YMRP). The event commemorated the legacy of lives positively impacted by YMRP over the years. People came donning everything from hats and sandals to sundresses and kente while enjoying fun, fellowship and uplifting words from YMRP members and alumni. Attendees included PRH founder Rick Lowe and supporters of all levels, like Andrew SpeckhardDevaron and Tiffani YatesEureka GilkeyRyan DennisMunirah OlabisiMarc NewsomeStephanie JacksonZeinab BakhietJosie PickensBreonna Goode and many more.

The Defender: Cocktails in the Courtyard

Photos by Aswad Walker

Project Row Houses gathered supporters together amid cool music, adult hot chocolate and holiday treats to lift holiday spirits and raise money for the non-profit organization that offers an array of programming designed to make PRH the catalyst for transforming community through the celebration of art and African-American history and culture. PRH staff and board members, artists, entrepreneurs, and people of all stripes grooved to the live music and the vibe that exuded empowerment. Attendees included Eureka GilkeyRyan DennisAndrew SpeckhardTheoloa PettewayWarren Luckett, Dr. Elwyn LeeShawn OwensDawn MaloneDevaron YatesReena BhushanGail BrownStewart JenkinsAlicia HooperDeepak DoshiGislaine WilliamsMaia ShelbyGlen Taylor and many more