Best Do-Gooder: Rebecca Nagle

Nagle’s do-gooder instincts are both hyperlocal and wide-reaching. As a co-founder of the Baltimore-based FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, she traveled around the country last year with FORCE’s Monument Quilt, a crowd-sourced art project that provides a platform and a “public healing space by and for survivors” of sexual assault. Survivors and supporters contribute red quilt squares, and the goal is to eventually use the fabric squares to cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to spell out “Not Alone.” And in Central West Baltimore, she’s an active member of the No Boundaries Coalition and was an original organizer of its Boundary Block Party, an annual event that took on even more meaning this year. It was held in early May at Pennsylvania Avenue in the wake of the uprising and provided a space for the community to gather in solidarity and celebration. We have nothing but respect for her work to dismantle both rape culture and racial divisions in our community.

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