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Winter solstice: please post a "What's Update" by EOD today
Published on December 21, 2022 by Nathan Hewitt

A quick reminder to Collective admins: if you have not already, please post a "What's Update" reflecting on your year and looking forward to the next one!

We lay out what to include in the update here.
We answer some FAQs

And on behalf of the whole team: we wish you a wonderful winter solstice and (for those who celebrate) a happy holiday! 

Ann Marie Utratel

Posted on December 21, 2022

We're up to date with our "What's Update", and just taking this additional opportunity to thank you and the whole Open Collective team for your dedication, support and care this year! Have a fabulous holiday season. Much love from the DisCOnauts <3
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Taylor Fairbank

Posted on December 22, 2022

Done!  Sorry it's so last minute and to the point, something something organizing the logistics to send 3 million food packs to Ukraine for the holidays. ;)

Wanted to post here to make sure an Open Collective admin saw it tho:

My Black City

Posted on December 22, 2022

We had a rebuilding year as we relaunched in San Diego County, California. We had about 60 people join our Interest meeting in July. We recorded the interest meeting ( Watch Here)  Then in October, we had 120 people attend our Network & Relax event that featured a Black Art Gallery with 15 Black artists from around San Diego County.  The event also had 10 vendors, and a musical performance. the goal of the event was to connect our local black community together, which was a success. Everyone that attended was taught the skill of networking and challenged to get to know 5 other people that attended.  Teaching networking is one of the main skills that we promote to help build community

Here is a picture from our last event in San Diego, Network & Relax + Black Art Gallery.  We also had a professional film crew attend and recorded testimonials from the event.  we are working on that for promotional material for next year's event.

Here is the video that we shared at the event, made by some of the attendees and members of our new chapter, that also were in attendance at the Network & Relax Event. WATCH VIDEO

This event helped set the foundation for 4 events we will be hosting in San Diego County in 2023.   the 4 events are a Network & Relax+ Black art Gallery in Vista,CA. A Black Men's Mental health Seminar in San Marcos, CA. An Earth Day 5k in Vista, CA & Virtual. and a Family Beach Skate & Music Party in Oceanside, CA

We will also closely partnering with Beleaf In Fatherhood( A Black Social Media influencer with +2million subscriber) for our local community initiatives in San Diego County.  You can learn more about the at

Our local network is growing in San Diego County!

We also had three high school interns for the last 6 months, who have been doing interviews in the local black community in Colorado Springs with our partners through the SACHS Foundation.  The interns are with us for a year.  They are producing a local Black Publication for Colorado Springs, which will be in print and digital.

Thank you Open Collective Foundation, for your Support!

Brandon & Jini Bornes (+4 kids)
Founders of My Black City