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In Celebration and Remembrance

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aaduna extends jubilant wishes to contributors, readers, writers, poets, visual artists, fans and supporters who continue to make our journal a vibrant oasis of words and images, and an enduring platform for multicultural and diverse expressions. 
As you read this post, we trust you enjoyed a festive and merry Christmas; have kicked-off Kwanzaa with robust joyous first day activities, and will embrace with open arms a blessed and prosperous New Year filled with creativity and achieving dreams. These are the attributes that we celebrate.
And in this time of holiday celebrations, we pause to remember the rich legacy and the well-lived life of  Theresa M. Berry, mother of aaduna's publisher. Mrs. B or lovingly known as "Ma B" peacefully passed away on Friday morning, December 21, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of ninety-seven.






Her legacy will continue to permeate the journal since the Penalver Gallery is named in honor of her father, Domingo, and the Borders Gallery ca…

November will never be the same!

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The United States' first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Approximately 300 people came together in the Wesleyan Chapel to discuss the "Social, Civil, and Religious Condition of Women." On the second day, 68 women and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments. This document inserted the important words, "and women", into the familiar sentences of the Declaration of Independence and demanded women's equality under the law and beyond. Several years before organizing and attending this convention, in 1841, Lucretia Mott reminded a group gathered in Boston that "you have pens and voices."


aadunaremembered the social activism that sparked 19th century grass roots movements by continuing that tradition in 2018 by embracing Mott’s clarion call regarding “pens and voices.” On November 10th in recognition of the 203rd birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stantonon November 12th, another fervent voice in the struggle for the …