MAY 22, 2016
This is the third year of the SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN CAMPAIGN and it is monumental because this year (2016) we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary. Forty years ago, Jackie Taylor borrowed $5,000 from the bank and launched the Black Ensemble Theater with a mission to eradicate racism and that is still the mission today. Now, 40 years later, she has successfully led the organization into their new $20 million state-of-the-art Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center with a budget of $4 million and serving more than 70,000 adults and children each year through programs that transform, uplift and empower!
THE SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN is an annual fundraising performance for the theater started by Ms. Taylor in 2013 because she understands and believes in the Power of Women. She asked a few other powerful women to help her in her efforts and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, feminist activist Hedy Ratner, Andy Zopp and many, many great women leaders of the community joined in to help make this woman led, woman sponsored and woman united campaign be the success that it has become.