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Rachel Kara was recently awarded the Innovative Cultural Advocacy (ICA) Fellowship from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), which focuses on early to mid-career professionals in the arts sector from historically underrepresented communities.

She was also awarded a full scholarship to participate in National Dance Institute’s 10-week Teacher Training entitled NDI and The Art of Teaching.

Rachel Kara will also be participating in an 8-week workshop focused on writing for social justice entitled Creative Writing from Queer Resistance at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art,culminating in a public reading in early December.

This October she will be participating in the Black Lunch Table, an oral-history archiving project initiative by artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart,taking place at Storm King Art Center, in the Hudson Valley where she grew up.

She will also be performing at National Dance Institute’s Fall Benefit, at Jacques’ ArtNest on Monday October 16th, in an evening of dance and music curated and hosted by Jacques d’Amboise, featuring the children of NDI, and stars of the film and stage Glenn Close, Charlotte d’Amboise,  and Norm Lewis.