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June 3, 2022 29 mins
Have you ever heard of Bayard Rustin? Thanks to a new musical at People's Light "Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland" – we find out more about the relatively little-known individual who was a major figure in organizing the 1963 March on Washington and a pioneer for LGBTQ rights. I speak to the lead actor, Reggie D. White who shares what it was like to portray Rustin during a transformative moment for the young activist - his 1944 prison sentence in Ashland, Kentucky. The play runs through June 12th.
https://tinyurl.com/BayardRustinInsideAshland

I'm going to two very cool events on Saturday June 11th - The Sugarcane Festival sponsored by Asociación Puertorriqueño en Marcha (APM) which takes place from noon to 4 pm at 6th Street & Germantown Avenue. I speak to APM'CEO Nilda Ruiz about the return of the community festival and the supports offered by the social service agency.
https://apmphila.org/.

Also on June 1llth, Sista Strut will raise money and awareness for breast cancer in women of color. I speak with Dr. Kristen Whitaker who is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, our charity sponsor. Dr. Whitaker is an Assistant Professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center with a practice focused on patients with breast cancer and patients at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
https://wdasfm.iheart.com/featured/sista-strut-philadelphia/
https://www.aacr.org/
https://www.foxchase.org/
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