Dena Cooper, Fida Commercial winner works wonders with her winnings.
Last month I planned an event centered around my Harriet Tubman stamp for Black History Month at @wework . It would have been easy to sit at a table and stamp $20 bills and call it a day, but I wanted the event to benefit the black community in some way, so I proposed a fundraiser for @blackgirlscode . I conceptualized every part of this event, from the food and drink, slam poets, raffle prizes, and an art sale. Of course, when presenting my grand plans to WeWork, there were issues with the budget covering everything I had planned, so I used my winnings from @fidaworldwide to cover the costs of a photographer so that each artist of color who contributed work would have professional photos for their portfolio. I also hired three poets of color to give readings portraying personal experience with racism in America, to illustrate the pain and cruelty that exists in our society today. We raised $800 for Black Girls Code, and although the organization is currently on hold through these trying times, in the near future our funds will be helping young black girls find their voice through coding. Instead of showing more photos of my stamped bills, here is the collaborative atmosphere we created during the event, including music, dancing, poetry, activism, awareness, and charity. Photos by the talented @davita.aundrea.photo ❤️ Special thank you to @danowall @imhighofflife @chelloveswine @lydiasmason @cj_ondeck and my husband, Zac, who always encourages and supports my crazy ideas ❤️
by Dena Cooper