The Studio Museum in Harlem hosted its annual Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 27, in support of the Museum’s education and public programs.
Luncheon 2018 honored award-winning journalist and media personality Elaine Welteroth. During her time as Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth expanded the publication’s coverage to include feminist, social-justice, and political topics. In addition to this, she organized the first Teen Vogue Summit, where young women convened for a weekend of activism and empowerment.
Continuing with the tradition of a participant from one of the Museum’s education programs speaking, Expanding the Walls student Khadija gave a galvanizing speech on the personal impact of the Museum’s photography residency for teens.
“ETW has helped me express my full self and has given me the strength to allow others to see that as well. After all, life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negative, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot,” said Khadija.
The Studio is thrilled to announce that Spring Luncheon 2018 raised over $380,000 thanks to the generosity and support of the Museum’s incredible patrons, artists, and friends.