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November 2 - November 6, 2015
Tuesday was the beginning of the end for a wonderful fall event season. The Whitman-Walker Gala was one of our last major events we would produce during my time here at BRAVO! I have to say, for me, we saved the best for last. This was probably my favorite event of the year. The Gala was held at the National Building Museum. The museum itself is magnificent. I'm not really sure how to describe it in words for this blog so instead I'm just going to recommend you go and visit yourself one day. Or, at the very least, just “Google it.”
The Gala honored all the amazing work Whitman-Walker accomplished over the last year. It was truly an emotional night. My role during the event was assistant stage manager. Essentially, I was helping Kensey, my co-worker, run the program. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to running a program, which for me, was the best part. I enjoyed running around making sure people are where they need to be and ensuring that those moving parts all work together and run smoothly. The highlight of the night was when Afro Blue, an a cappella group from Howard University, preformed their last number of the night with the song "Lean on Me." Afro Blue KILLED IT (Google them, seriously). Everyone in the audience stood up for the last chorus and sang and danced right along with them. The moment really embodied the spirit of the Whitman-Walker organization and all of the incredible work they do.