The History and Resilience of Pride

Blue Ridge Pride

Happy Pride Month LEAFers! Did you know that Pride Month is over 50 years old?! It was originally activated by the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The incident happened June 28, 1969, and was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. During the 1960s, the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s […]

LEAF Celebrates Black History, by Staying the Course

With Pan-African programming spanning from Africa to WNC, honoring and reflecting Blackness is business as usual. LEAF is known for our world music festival, cultural arts education, and preservation work in 11 countries. But this month, we’re focused on Black history and looking at Black History Month through a new lens. After a year of […]