In a time of constant change and overlapping challenges, how are Newark’s most creative thinkers working, evolving – and thriving?

Join us every Tuesday at 6PM on Instagram Live to have an in-depth conversation with the young innovators who’ve made this city’s tight-knit community one of the most diverse, interesting, and active in the state.

You’ll be able to ask them questions about their work, their response to the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement – and learn more about the energy that’s making New Jersey’s largest city so resilient.

This week, meet Sharronda “Love” Wheeler, the board president of Newark Pride Inc, a nonprofit that advocates for safe spaces and programming for the city’s LGBTQ community. This year, her organization took on the challenges of hosting a virtual Pride celebration in the midst of the pandemic, and rallying the community to support the Black Lives Matter movement. A Newark native, Sharronda has worked with many populations, including seniors, the homeless, teens and the developmentally disabled over the course of her career. Her life’s work of service to others is informed by personal tragedy: Her 18-year-old son was killed weeks after he graduated from high school.