delivered an oration for Juneteenth and brought her amazing energy and magic 😍⭐️💫✨

Cassandra Cato-Louis, Artistic Director of African Repertory Troupe, has received numerous awards for her acting, volunteerism and activism.

Co-Author of How to Marry a Black Man: The Real Deal, (with Monique Jellerette deJongh) & the soon to be published, “Mommy’s Grrlz”, (with Dr. Danné Davis), ‘Cato’ has been an Art-ivist (arts activist) for the last 25 years. She uses art as a way of changing the world and herself.

Cato was ecstatic to have performed in the world premiere of Ntozake Shangé’s last work, “Lost in Language & Sound”; and to have been called and been ‘Zake’s “Friend”.

Cassandra can be seen in the film, “Stronger” with #jakegyllenhaal

Recently she covered a Red Carpet event for the Anti human trafficking organization Mouva Now!

She currently hosts the Frank Wilkins’ Vocalists’ showcase and jazz jam session at the historic nightclub Slade’s, in Boston.

Photographed by: @angielmv 📸

Thank you for coming back this year to perform your poetry @awomansseason ❤️

Jacqueline is the author of A Woman’s Season, on Main Street Rag Press and A Gathering of Mother Tongues, published by White Pine Press. Her work has appeared in: Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue, 2022. She is at work on a short story collection “How to Stop A Hurricane.” She is a Cave Canem Fellow and Black Earth Institute Fellow.

Photographed by: @angielmv 📸


Deirdre Van Walters performed her original piece of poetry. She’s captivating ✨🖤✨

Photographed by: @angielmv 📸