The aSHE FUND MICROGRANT RECIPIENT IMANI HAYNES

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Congratulations to the first-ever aSHE FUND microgrant recipient Imani Haynes. We're ecstatic to support her project and vision The Million Woman March exhibition. The Million Woman March exhibition (as titled in the original march) celebrates a retrospective look at the organizing efforts, missions, and importance of the march for Black Women that took place in 1997. "This exhibition will subvert the narrative of mainstream white feminism and direct attention to the representation of women with intersecting identities." 

Imani Y. Haynes is a Curator, Exhibit Designer, Historian, and Art Administrator. In 2014 she graduated from Savannah State University with a B.A in History; she currently attends The Maryland Institute College of Art working on her M.F.A in Curatorial Practice with a concentration in Critical Studies.  In the Fall of 2018,  The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance awarded her the Urban Arts Leadership 2018-2019 cohort fellowship, a 10-month arts administration intensive program.The time between degrees Imani has worked as a Curator and Museum Educator for The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, a Historian and Grant Administrator for The Baltimore National Heritage Area. She has also worked at The National Capital Parks and Planning Commission as the Museum and History program assistant and Assistant Curator at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Imani's mission is to curate the stories of those who often are silenced and or ignored by society.

Thank you to all of the 56 woc creatives who shared their work, dreams and visions with us. We are honored. Cheers to our great review board who lent their time, energy, patience, knowledge and experience to this process. I sincerely appreciate all of you. And thank you to our funders! This couldn’t have been possible without you all. Not only did you give you also shared the grant with your networks and referred potential reviewers.