BPnews                       Summer 2022

Be Present is a non-profit organization dedicated to 

building sustainable leadership for social justice. 

Welcome to the Be Present® quarterly newsletter! In addition to celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year, read on to learn about other exciting news and changes!

Announcing....Our Five-Year Campaign!

We are excited to let you know about our five-year fundraising campaign: The Be Present's $5 Million in 5 Years Movement-Building Campaign, which will run from this year through 2026.

Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars over the next five years to increase our capacity to provide training in the Be Present Empowerment Model® to more individuals, communities, and organizations in the journey to social justice.

Are you ready to help us kick off this momentous Campaign? 

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30th Anniversary EVENTS

To celebrate 30 years of working and building the organization, Be Present will host two events that will include a Black & Female: What is the Reality?TM Gathering and Celebration and the showing of the Social Justice Archives Virtual Exhibition, followed by a panel discussion and reception for each event.

The theme for the events is: Black Women in Leadership: Building an Inclusive Movement. 

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September 30 - October 1

FRIDAY, 7:00 - 9:30 pm EST

Black & Female: What is the Reality?TM: A Gathering and Celebration. 

For Black Women and Girls

Link to Online Event (Available Sept 30)

SATURDAY, 1:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Virtual Exhibition Showing and Fundraiser, with panel discussion & reception to follow

Open to ALL

Link to Online Event (Available Oct. 1)

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Nov. 8

Board Orientation 

Nov. 8/9

Board of Directors Meeting

Nov. 10-12

National Network Training

Nov. 11 (Evening)

Black & Female: What is the Reality?TM: A Gathering and Celebration

For Black Women and Girls

Nov. 12

Celebration & Virtual Exhibition showing, with panel discussion & reception to follow 

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary with a

Virtual Exhibition and Fundraiser!

As part of the $5 Million in 5 Years Movement-Building Campaign, we will be hosting fundraising events (both live and online) centered around our newly created Social Justice Archives Virtual Exhibition.

We invite you to spend some time in our online exhibition! Your support will help support our Social Justice Archives Project, documenting the last 30+ years of Be Present making history.

As we move into our future, we are simultaneously going through our 39 years of archives, honoring our history that has brought us to this moment in time. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, please consider donating in multiples of $30 (using the "Other" button and entering the amount) to support our Social Justice Archives Project and 30 years of building community. We could not do our work without you! 

Click here to download instructions for viewing the Exhibition. 

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Our New Logo!

Be Present's brand has undergone a significant transformation. The new identity and colors had to satisfy all of the existing history of our original logo, while simultaneously moving us forward.

Striving to maintain Be Present's recognizable brand was our primary goal.

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The Be Present Website Redesign Project

We have a new website! Incorporating our new logo and branding, Be Present has partnered with Cycle Interactive to create a new online experience.

Check out the new website and please let us know what you think!

Visit Our New Website
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The Trailblazing Collaborative

In April and July, the Trailblazing Collaborative, a collaboration between Be Present and Wisdom & Money, hosted the first and second sessions of the 18-Month Training Institute, Creating and Sustaining Inner Transformation, Partnerships, and Social Justice. Click Here to see the impact of the work of the Collaborative. 

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