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First Person: Twin Sisters Melorra and Melonie Green on Their Vision for a 'Center of Black Joy' in San Francisco

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Melorra and Melonie Green are co-executive directors of the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood.  (African American Art & Culture Complex/Courtesy)

Melorra and Melonie Green share a job title as co-executive directors of the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood. They also share a birthday as twins. But most notably, they share a passion for showcasing black art and artists. Opening doors for underrepresented artists is important to the sisters and informs the community-driven mission behind the complex that they’re shaping into a “center of black joy.” Melorra and Melonie join us in-studio to talk about their work as part of Forum’s First Person series, which profiles local innovators and leaders who make the Bay Area unique.

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Melorra Green, co-executive director, African American Art & Culture Complex

Melonie Green, co-executive director, African American Art & Culture Complex

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