Black Poets Celebration Hour & Fundraiser (On Zoom)

July 10th at 2 pm Eastern

 

You can't truly capture our nation's voice without exploring the work of black poets, artists, and storytellers. Join us for this poetry reading where we will celebrate the writings of black poets that have impacted and inspired readers around the world, while also raising funds for UNCF, the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.

 

Poetry selections for this event will be appropriate for a wide range of ages, and include work from Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, Dudley Randall, Maya Angelou, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a poem from their favorite black poet to share (not required, only if you'd like). If you decide to participate in this way, please email your poem selection to me at [email protected] This way, I can ensure we don't have overlapping poems.

 

Cost for this event is a suggested donation of $20 per student made directly to UNCF here: 

https://secure2.convio.net/uncf/site/SPageNavigator/2016Donate.html?_ga=2.215910935.1086398111.1591794633-2123481093.1591794633

 

If you can't contribute $20 - do what you can! Can you do more than $20? That's even better! <3

 

Register to receive the Zoom link here: https://forms.gle/w1QqEFSpF2c4XArd6

More about UNCF:

 

UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation.

 

UNCF's mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.

 

UNCF's North Star is to increase the total annual number of African American college graduates by focusing on activities that ensure more students are college-ready, enroll in college, and persist to graduation.

 

This is done through a three-pillar strategy. Positioning member institutions as a viable college option for students and investing in institutional capacity to improve student outcomes; creating transformational support programs to ensure students are enrolling and persisting through college completion; building awareness of educational attainment and cultivating college-going behaviors within the African American community.

 

Read more on their website: https://uncf.org/

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