JUNETEENTH MONTH

POP Social Enterprise invites you to join us in celebrating Juneteenth and the on-going pursuit for economic, education, and social justice for ALL in this country.                                                                             

Let's start by loving one another regardless of our differences.

Watch Online at Carnegie Hall’s Facebook or YouTube, and join the conversation.

Juneteenth commemorates our nation’s true independence—the day when all members of the newly reunited nation were finally declared free after the American Civil War.

For more information visit: carnegiehall.org

Join OutDoor Afro in an outdoor refection in commemoration of Juneteenth and share your thoughts. The question we ask ourselves is “What does freedom mean to me in America?”. Spend 2.5 hours in nature to reflect in honor of the 2.5 years freedom was delayed for 250,000 enslaved people. Learn how to share your reflections.

 

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To commemorate the 100th year of the Tulsa massacre, please visit the Black Wall Street Gallery at 26 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013. Tue - Sun: 11am — 7pm. Email: info@bwsgallery.com

 

Black Wall Street Gallery is a conduit for establishing better relations by providing a space for artistic expression, conversation, healing and building community.

A historical global fashion hub and immigrant haven fueled by female and immigrant labor, New York City produced roughly 70 percent of U.S. women’s and 40 percent of men’s clothing by 1910. Sweatshops were notorious for meager salaries, long hours and few protections against dangerous manual labor — exploitative conditions reinforced and publicly revealed by the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 people.

Injustice still permeates the fashion and retail industry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that conditions in the garment industry sweatshops are as bad as they were in the 1920s, and sometimes worse while people complain about not having a skilled workforce in the fashion industry, nobody sufficiently trains and invests in people for those jobs.

Credit: Custom Collaborative

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The U.S. Small Business Administration and Public Private Strategies Institute are hosting several webinars to help you get your business back on track.

       

Hear about what steps you can take now to learn and take advantage of new and existing programs that are available at the SBA

 

Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration

  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership and small business experts

  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community

  • Discover tools and resources you can use to take your business digital

  • These sessions are open to any small business owner and leader. They are divided geographically by SBA regions and feature guest speakers from the corresponding areas. However, the majority of the information pertains to a national audience, so you may register for a webinar outside your location.

 

July 22, 2021 Register

 

Southeast Region (serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) and Atlantic Region (serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

On May 25th, the U.S. Small Business Administration launched the Community Navigator Pilot Program, a $100 million grant program enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide counseling, networking and the assistance needed during this time of economic recovery to the nation’s smallest businesses. The program will target small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.

                       

The SBA will engage with states, local governments, SBA resource partners, and other organizations in targeted outreach efforts. These partners and people in the community are key to this pilot program as they will serve as a two-way information stream, enabling enterprising business owners to receive the help needed from the SBA.

 

Learn more

The online application will remain open to any eligible establishments until all funds are exhausted.                         

                  

The $16 billion will go fast, so establishments in need of help should gather documents quickly & apply!

 

To submit an application, visit sba.gov/svogrant.