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Rick Reid, Vanessa L. Gibson, Elsia Vasquez, Keith L. T. Wright and Antone Pagan at PA’LANTE Harlem’s Tenant Empowerment Meets the Arts.

~Pa’Lante Harlem~
Pa’Lante Harlem is a grassroots tenant advocacy organization in northern Manhattan Mission Assist low to middle-income residents living in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx protect their tenancy rights.
Company Overview

For the past four years, PA’LANTE Harlem has successfully: provided tenant-landlord mediation services, technical assistance and training for new tenant associations; prevented illegal evictions; represented individual tenants and tenant associations in housing court; connected low-income tenants to free or reduced rate legal services and to government and non-government housing benefits; and empowered residents to address housing code violations. PALANTE administers its programs to date with an entire volunteer staff.

Event Honorees Scott Metzner and Antone Pagan with Curtis Archer and PA’LANTE’s Founder, Elsia Vasquez at PA’LANTE Harlem’s Tenant Empowerment Meets the Arts.



Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional).
Research Accomplishments:
The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF).

B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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