May 1, 2019

A Revolutionary Summer is officially five years old! And Summer 2019 promises to be another empowering experience for us. But to guide 20 girls there, we need books and supplies we can touch, hug, and keep! We hope you will help guarantee that a girl will read a small...

April 5, 2019

Composer Judah Adashi founded Rise Bmore on April 19, 2016 to mark the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s murder by police. Rise Bmore is now an annual tradition, a free evening of words, movement and music, "of and for Baltimore, in honor of Freddie Gray." 

A Revol...

January 4, 2019

Each year, A Revolutionary Summer invites 20 daughters ages 15+ to study Black women authors and artists. More importantly, we invite them to study themselves. We take good care of our daughter girls and are intentional about creating the conditions under which we know...

November 2, 2018

Black girls freer faster, that's the goal. -Nichelle Calhoun

Just a few days ago, A Revolutionary Summer launched its online store. We have tees, sweatshirts, baby onesies, tote bags, coffee mugs...you name it! And we have big plans for Summer 2019 to match. 

Some o...

October 23, 2018

On November 5, A Revolutionary Summer (ARS) will launch a series of healing circles for Black women in or suffering from the effects of toxic relationships. The circles will be facilitated by Andria Nacina Cole, director of ARS. Cole is a trained dialogue facilitator a...

August 6, 2018

A PLAY DIRECTED BY UI-SENG FRANCOIS

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FEATURING THE DAUGHTERS OF A REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 + SUNDAY AUGUST 26

7PM + 2PM, RESPECTIVELY

405 EAST OLIVER STREET

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202

COST: $20 ADVANCE SALE

$25 AT THE DOOR

ONLINE PURCHASES HERE

CONTACT ANDRIA...

July 2, 2018

The conditions of the experience were so carefully crafted, it felt surreal at times. I cried again and again. When the girls took their seats at the table; when I examined the free negro registry; when we all named our roots and said the dreams for our lives aloud; wh...

May 30, 2018

What is telling is that ARS interviews are no more than 20 minutes. What could make a young woman cry (and cry hard) in that small space of time? Perhaps these are just my directorial dreams, but I think our daughters get so tender with us because: -Even our language c...

May 19, 2018

While we're far from our financial goals for Summer 2018 (squeezing fundraising in between curriculum development, a full time job and raising babies is WORK, honey) I wanted to take a break from the hustle, the frenzy of planning ARS to get still and focus on our...