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Little Rock, AR 72223

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Dr. Maya Angelou is turning 90...and We are Celebrating!!

Join us at Celebrating Maya@90 Luncheon & Celebration

Maya Angelou turns 90, and the Celebrate! Maya Project is partnering with the Clinton Presidential Center to celebrate her life and legacy on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center.

You won't want to miss this event. Our keynote speaker is Rita Coburn Whack, film director, and co-producer of "Maya Angelou: And, Still I Rise," the first and only documentary on the life of Maya Angelou. Entertainment will include music performed by Arkansas' very own Genine Perez, and a special commemoration to the 25th Anniversary of Maya Angelou's Inaugural Poem, "On the Pulse of Morning."   

 

Please join us and help us celebrate an historical milestone for this great literary icon.

Contact us with questions, at: celebratingmaya@gmail.com 

Purchase your tickets here:  httsp://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-maya90-luncheon-tickets-42605752954

3rd Annual Celebrate! Maya Project Friendraiser

Celebrating Maya's Legacy and Growing our Circle of Arkansas Friends

The Celebrate! Maya Project proudly hosts its Friendraiser Reception each October to share our news from the previous year, and our plans for the upcoming year - including our new outreach initiatives and scholarship awards.  This is also our opportunity to recognize, and say "Thank You," to all of our supporters and friends. We will also announce our 2017 Spirit of Maya Award Recipient.

 

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 - from 6-8 p.m., at Trapnall Hall, in Little Rock.

Learn more about the celebration on our Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/2000459366868059

In Honor of Arkansas and American History - September 22-23

The Celebrate! Maya Project joins AR Humanities Council, AR Black History Commission and the Little Rock Central National Historic Site, and Pfeifer Camp to host Education and History Immersion Tour for Students

In collaboration with the City of Little Rock's 60th Anniversary of the Central High Integration, the Celebrate! Maya Project is partnering with the AR Humanities Council, the AR Black History Commission,the LR Central HS National Historic Site, and Pfeifer Camp to bring 20 Students from the Marvell-Elaine School District to Little Rock to participate in a two-day Education and History Immersion Tour during the 60th Anniversary Weekend.

 

Students will meet at Pfeifer Camp, and  spend one day participating in Poetry and Prose Workshops, a presentation by Little Rock Nine member Carlotta Walls Lanier, followed by an interactive conversation on Race, and the premier of "Marshall," a film about America's first African American Supreme Court Judge.  Their second day will include attending Education forums, and a history immersion tour of the Clinton Library, the Daisy Bates Home and Museum and Little Rock Central High.  All Students will be invited to participate in the 2018 Still I Rise Delta Voices Artists Contest.  For more information contact jfkearney@celebratemayaproject.org. 

Join us for a Film Screening, Conversation and Celebration in Stamps, Arkansas

A "Still I Rise Delta Voices" Initiative, at Stamps City Hall, Sunday, May 28 - 2:30-4:30 p.m.

An event to remember! A screening of the “Maya Angelou: And,Still I Rise” documentary, a cross-generational conversation about Maya Angelou’s life and its meaning for youth today, and a Celebration of Maya Angelou in Poetry and Song.  This event is part of the Celebrate! Maya Project’s overall efforts to “Take Maya to Arkansas Schools and Communities,” with specific focus on Arkansas’ Delta regions. The Still I Rise Delta Voices Initiative seeks to help youth realize their own propensity for success, and the power of service to others and the world.  While Dr. Angelou is recognized most for her role as poet and author, first and foremost, she was a lifelong advocate for civil and social humanity. We seek to share a wholistic view of Maya Angelou, including her message for creating a better world through service. This is our opportunity to partner with our children’s villages – their schools, parents and community leaders – we desperately want to be apart of that village, and do our part to empower our youth."

Celebrating Maya...in Poetry and Song

A Variety Show Celebrating a Phenomenal Life and Legend

The Hot Springs's Celebrate! Maya Project board and advisory members are hosting a scholarship fundraiser at the Tower of Strength Ministries (former Vapors Night Club), in honor of Maya Angelou's 89th Birthday. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 5-6 p.m.

 

This spectacular event will include a variety show of music, poetry and dance -- all in celebration of the spirit and legacy of Maya Angelou. 

 

For more information, please contact Cheryl Batts: (501)620-0313, or email cheryl@theuzuriproject.org 

Celebrate! Maya Project's "Still I Rise Delta Voices" Community Event..

A Screening of "And, Still I Rise," followed by Conversation, and Community Poetry Reading

Please join the Celebrate! Maya Project as we "Take Maya to Arkansas' Delta Communities" for a free screening of "And, Still I Rise, the Maya Angelou Story" A public conversation in response to the film, and a community Poetry Reading. This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the Desha McGehee Alumni Community Center. A light reception to follow.

For more information contact Janis F. Kearney at (501)772-2930, or email janis@wowpublishing.org

3rd Annual Day of Remembrance and Awards Program

Dumas High School

The 2017 “Day of Remembrance - Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou" will include an introduction to the Celebrate! Maya Project, music by the UAM Jazz Band, poetry by Dumas HS Students, announcement of the 2016 Celebrate! Maya Scholarship Winners,and much more! We are so excited to partner with Dumas High School for this important event. Please join us at Dumas High, Wednesday April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Celebrating Maya's 89th Birthday... in Film and Music

Screening of "And, Still I Rise," and live Music by the Art Port Singers

Please join the Celebrate! Maya Project and the Clinton Presidential Center in celebrating Maya Angelou's 89th birthday at a Free Screening of the critically acclaimed film, Maya Angelou "And, Still I Rise," and performances by local musicians, and spoken word artist star Jamee McAdoo. This event is scheduled for Sunday April 23, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center.  Join us as we celebrate Maya Angelou's birthday. A light reception to follow

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