The Free Black Women's Library

Organized by: Ola Ronke

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January 13, 2019

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    I am no longer raising money via this Crowdrise page, please feel free to support me through my Patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/TFBWL

Thank you!!  



 The Free Black Women's Library is an interactive traveling biblio-installation that features a collection of  1000 books written by Black women. This mobile library also features soundscapes, visual art, writing workshops, performance, film screenings and critical conversation with Black women artists and writers.

       The mission of the library is to center and celebrate the brilliance and creativity of Black women in literature and the arts. This project is a labor of love that I started in the summer of  2015 with just 100 books, since then the library has grown tremendously in size and impact. 

       This mobile library contains books of every genre written by Black women, from fiction to non fiction, children's books to politics, history and spirituality. It pops up  monthly in public spaces through out NYC and has appeared at Concord Baptist Church, The  Studio Museum in Harlem, MOCADA Museum, Afropunk Music Festival, Bedstuy Pride Festival, Weeksville Heritage Center, New York University, Von King Park, Wendy's Subway Reading Room, Bedvyne Brew, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The National Black Theater. It is an incredibly laborious project that requires lots of time and attention.

      I am in dire need of finances to support its growth and maintenance.  I am raising money to cover the cost of

transportation to get the books from place to place 

post office box rental where the books are mailed/recieved

a storage space to house the books

administrative support 

a bus or trailer to turn into a bookmobile 

a Free Black Women's Library phone app 

a summer writers retreat for Black women writers

All funds raised will go towards items listed.

Thank you so much for your support!!

$4,827

 

32% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Ira Ziering

Ira Ziering

DONATION: $125

Via Solidaire! 2 years ago

Catherine Gund

Catherine Gund

DONATION: $100

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Abraham Lateiner

Abraham Lateiner

DONATION: $500

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Moe Mitchell

Moe Mitchell

DONATION: $50

So excited following your work! 2 years ago

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

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A. Kwabena Frimpong

A. Kwabena Frimpong

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Deborah Swamback

Deborah Swamback

DONATION: $75

Saw the founder speak at MOMA!! In honor of international women's day I finally send some money. 2 years ago

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Jillian Moses

Jillian Moses

DONATION: $25

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Barbara Grosh

Barbara Grosh

DONATION: $100

in honor of your readers 2 years ago

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