Helen Cash Jackson, a pioneer advocate for multi-cultural NY arts funding and recognition. Mrs. Jackson joined the ancestors on Wednesday May 27th, after a long battle with cancer. Her home going ceremony in Harlem was attended by her colleagues and friends including Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson.
Rainbows of monuments to Helen Cash Jackson’s impact, speckle the New York arts landscape and continue to influence what grows possible on global stages. With the stalwart elegance of a seasoned diplomat, Helen Cash Jackson carved out a revolution for arts of color and unique vision. Helen Cash Jackson’s powerful presence and nurturing precision could overwhelm the novice. Yet, as Woodie King Jr., theater director and producer of The New Federal Theatre, said of Jackson, “She understood and cared for us.” (NY Amsterdam News June 6. 2013)
Chuck Jackson and Smokie Robinson at Helen Cash Jackson’s Home-Going Ceremony June 5th, 2013 Benta’s Funeral Home, Harlem NYC
Rising through the ranks during the US Civil Rights Era, when the number of Black luminaries in the arts, politics or education was small yet mighty, her vision for a new future formed.
offering artists an associate membership to The Field. Every Associate membership to The Field through NEC Artists Monthly Meet will contribute $20 for The NEC Monthly Meets operating and program expenses. As you know, the monthly NEC meets at Riverside Church are free, while artists get resources to forward their projects and arts careers! Here are some features and benefits you get with your tax deductible, $45/year membership:costume collection, materials for the arts, foundation center database, video editing, photoshop, questia library, fieldwork
The Negro Ensemble Company Monthly Meet at Riverside Church
Saturday December 5th, 10 am- 1p Multi-Purpose Room 1st fl with Special Guest Patricia Burgess from The Field and Special Guest Film Producer
The NEC Monthly Meet at Riverside Church Multi-Purpose Room every 1st Saturday of the month. Upcoming Dates: Dec 5, (no Jan), Feb 6 , Mar 6 Apr 3 , May 1…on going and free
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