One of the earliest projects I led was also one of my most poignant. With the release of Ta-Nehisi Coates's cover story The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, I was tasked with bringing the look & feel of the piece to life for our day-long summit on race and justice. We chose to hold the forum in the Lincoln Theater, a DC cultural epicenter that influenced the Harlem renaissance. I collaborated with Revolution to build a set that felt grand, but didn't lose the heart of Ta-Nehisi's piece: we blew up and hung images of its subjects, along with a few images I selected from Baltimore neighborhoods, so that the stage felt like a larger-than-life living room for difficult conversations.