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The Block at JCSU carves out space for the creative class
Outreach engages assets for entrepreneurs
 
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:01 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

COURTESY DAVITA GALLOWAY
Hue House partners Davita Galloway, from left, Dave Butler and Dae Lee Arrington will launch The Block at Johnson C. Smith University starting Feb. 13.

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It is a different kind of block party at Johnson C. Smith University.


Hue House will launch “The Block” at Smith starting Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the STEM Innovation Center, featuring DJ Fannie Mae as attendees arrive. Founders Davita Galloway, Dave “Dave Has Wingz” Butler, David “Dae-Lee” Arrington, Sir Hodge and Khaleel Lloyd created Hue House to support and engage artists and creative entrepreneurs of color in 2019. 

Hue House founders noted a lack in spaces providing opportunities for those members of the community to gather and grow, thus failing to fully tap into what they described as a creative economy. The Block will be a monthly installment, serving as a space of affirmation and information, “unapologetically reflect[ing] and valu[ing] the creative community of color, providing a safe space for those who have not been equitably included,” the organization said in a statement.

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“The Block is a monthly installment created for a sector of Charlotte who has been predominantly ignored—artists, creatives and business owners of color,” Galloway said. “This gathering will, undoubtedly, reflect who we are, as well as equip, empower and inform.”

JCSU spokeswoman Sherri Belfield said in a statement: “Our partnership with Hue House continues Johnson C. Smith University’s tradition of being engaged as a catalyst for change and building sustainable assets in the community.”

On the Net: 

www.itshuehouse.com/theblock

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