DeeArah Wright is an artist, educator, strategist, and mover based in Brooklyn, NY.  She has facilitated opportunities for people of all ages to self-empower and to work together for collaborative greatness.  DeeArah is currently Co-Director of JACK--an Obie-winning space with a mission to fuel experiments in art and activism. In 2010, she founded Gather Brooklyn, which has powered community engagement through: marketplaces, partnerships, community-space management, youth arts programming, and strategic consultation. In 2014, she was the Community Liaison for Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center’s funkgodjazz&medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn.  She has further supported artists’ development and community engagement practice through organizations such as The Laundromat Project, The Field, and Urban Bush Women. DeeArah's current adventures include cooperative initiatives, revolutionary educational framework, and writing.

DeeArah holds a BA from University of Maryland at College Park in Cultural Anthropology and Literature of the African Diaspora, and she completed graduate-level coursework in Dance and Community Development at NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study.  Her continuing professional development reflects investment in practices such as active listening, experiential learning, and truth-telling.


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