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meet

 the team

 ONRAE 

 LATEAL 

 CO-FOUNDER 

  OnRaé LaTeal is a  a music producer, educator, top-rated radio producer and Co-Founder of the Black Girls Handgames Project. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in audio production from Howard University, OnRaé has produced content for some of the top national and international broadcast stations such as WHUR 96.3 FM and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. 

 

As an experienced educator specializing in out-of-school programming, OnRaé currently serves as Senior Manager of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s digital arts studio for teens, ARTLAB. Her most recent endeavor to merge the arts and social justice includes the Black Joy Experience, an album she produced in conjunction with the national activist organization, Black Youth Project 100. 

 TASHIRA 

 HALYARD 

 CO-FOUNDER 

  Tashira Halyard is the Black Girls Handgames Project Co-Founder, writer and blogger from Washington, DC.  As a reformed attorney, Tashira holds almost a decade of experience leading initiatives dedicated to eliminating racial disparities and improving outcomes for children and families of color. Tashira's most prominent work includes, Fight for Our Girls, a social justice series elevating the needs of girls of color in the child welfare system. 

 

Her blog, Politics & Fashion, is a values-driven resource that explores style and self-care.  Through Tashira's 21 Day Happiness Project, she promotes the importance of centering joy in women's everyday lives.  When she's not creating online or in her community, you can find her featured in Essence Magazine, Ms. Magazine, D/City Style, LS:N Global, Who What Wear and Apartment Therapy

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  Sterlyn Jones is the Black Girls Handgames Project's Programs and Events Manager, and a classically trained percussionist holding over 4 years of coaching in music theory.

 

As an events specialist, Sterlyn carries professional experience 

organizing large-scale community events, including a donation drive concert with the Latin American Youth Center and an interactive music festival with the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

 

Sterlyn is  currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing.

 PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 MANAGER 

 STERLYN 

 JONES 

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BLACK GIRLS HANDGAMES PROJECT, Washington, D.C.