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“Because of them…”

This past Thursday evening, I had the opportunity to hear motivational speaker and photographer, Eunique Jones, at the American Family Dream Bank. She is the dreamer and successful creator of the “Because of Them, We can” Campaign. This campaign started as a 28-day Black History Month personal project stemming from her love of photography and passion for social justice. It has now been nationally recognized, and has successfully transitioned to a year-round movement with partnerships with American Family Insurance and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY just to name a few.

This was a free event that had great energy and lots of familiar faces from the community. Her message of inspiration was meant for those that have little ones and for those that are kids at heart with dreams (that’s me!). And I think she did just that. Eunique also gave everyone who attended her 365-pg commemorative book showcasing little ones dressed up trailblazers like Harry Belafonte to Maxine Waters to Dorothy Height.

When you think about those that have paved the way for opportunities that you may or may not have fathomed being able to accomplish--it makes your situation that much more palpable. You can’t help but to feel a sense of gratitude towards those that have helped you afford the very rights and everyday choices we sometimes take as granted.

So not only did I get a good message, great appetizers, and embraced fellowship. I left with a sense of empowerment. My take away from this event was tap into your passion and take a chance, it is the crossroads of passion and tenacity that can lead to your life’s purpose. In the words of Ms. Jones, “Sometimes not taking a risk, is riskier than taking it…”. I highly recommend anyone to visit the American Family Dream Bank in downtown Madison, where you can become inspired and cultivate your dreams.

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Hey thanks for the great plug! We do a lot of great things at the Dream Bank!!

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