Cary, Lorene

    Lorene Cary is a novelist, educator and winner of the Philadelphia Award.  She founded Art Sanctuary in North Philadelphia, a program that uses work by black artists to “inspire and unite” individuals.  In October, Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Cary as a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Her book, The Price of a Child, was Philadelphia’s first “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection.

    More Info:

    WHYY Radio Times: New blood on the School Reform Commission

    NewsWorksNutter’s new SRC appointee is an arts advocate and educator

    Public School NotebookCary: SRC ‘a calling, service’

    Tavis Smiley Show A Talk with Lorene Cary

    WHYY This I Believe essay

     Art Sanctuary

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