At EqualSpace, our work is centered around equity and social justice, with a mission to create legacy wealth and break generational curses through technology, innovation, social justice, and entrepreneurship. We are dedicated to supporting the creative economy and the innovation industry alike. Our focus is on making a meaningful impact for multicultural founders by closing the wage gap for fem identifying individuals and creating a culturally affirming campus that encourages access and opportunity for all. Our programming impact is a source of pride, as we organize some of the largest experiences in Newark, from Small Business Week to Newark Tech Week, ensuring that all our activations are accessible to the community. Our impact is deeply ingrained in our mission work, and while we are proud of the progress we have made, we also recognize the ongoing work that still needs to be accomplished.

Destination Newark Unveils Spring Issue

Exciting news! The highly anticipated Destination Newark Spring Issue is now available, curated by founder and publisher Sakina Cole and her team. This issue sets a new standard for showcasing the vibrant happenings in Newark. Featured on the cover is none other than real estate developer and foodpreneur Adenah Bayou, whose story and impactful contributions to Newark are a must-read.

Yendor has impactful show at The Brooklyn Bank

We are immensely proud of the work of Yendor, Malcolm Rolling, and Hans as they represent the culture through their eyes and creativity. Their contributions to the Newark Arts community continue to inspire and uplift, showcasing the vibrant and diverse artistic expressions within our city. Yendor’s innovative approach to storytelling, Malcolm Rolling’s powerful visual narratives, and Hans’ groundbreaking explorations in art all contribute to shaping the cultural landscape of Newark. Their dedication to their craft and their commitment to artistic excellence serve as a beacon for aspiring artists and creators, driving forward a legacy of creativity and cultural richness in our community.

LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

We are immensely proud of our members the LGBTQIA+ Community center as they produced the second LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, a pioneering event in Newark and across New Jersey, dedicated to highlighting the work of LGBTQIA+ BIPOC filmmakers, directors, and actors, particularly those from Newark and the surrounding regions. This festival aligns seamlessly with our center’s mission to foster a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQ community, not only in Newark but also extending its reach beyond our city’s borders.

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