The SAIS Black Student Union will be speaking with the founders of two social advocacy organizations in celebration of Black History Month to let Johns Hopkins SAIS students know how to get involved in the Washington DC local community.
Kési Felton is the founder of Better to Speak (@bettertospeak_) a social advocacy organization that promotes storytelling as a tool for social change. In addition to online content and community programs, BTS launched its self-titled podcast in 2020, and in its first season covered various social and political issues around the 2020 election with the goal of transforming silence in language and action. They also work with Black businesses and influencers on communications and copywriting projects. Visit www.bettertospeak.org for more info.
Allegra Massaro is the co-founder of Fuel the People (@fueltheppl) a social advocacy organization that fuels the community with meals from Black & POC restaurants and chefs. Guided by the belief that food is the fuel for the revolution, Fuel the People works to provide nourishment to protestors on the front lines, support local Black and POC-owned restaurants and businesses, and donate to local organizations who work tirelessly to support Black liberation. The fight for liberation and justice goes beyond protests, and we must remember that Black joy and prosperity are also worth fighting for. Visit https://www.fuelthepeople.com/ for more info.