Remembering Maya

audience members applauding
21 Oct 2016
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Free drop-in event, no need to book
Anthony Walker Education Centre

An audience with Empressjai, who will take you on a journey of words, poetry and imagery in celebration of the late "Phenomenal Woman", Dr Maya Angelou.

Empressjai is a trainer, lecturer, presenter, storyteller, poetess, writer, compere, selector and wellness champion. She has been an active promoter of African, African-American and African-Caribbean culture for more than 30 years.

In addition, she has over 30 years extensive cross sector experience in the safeguarding and protection, wellbeing, education and advocates for the rights of children and young people within the fields of criminal justice and social care. In all of her specialist areas she has sought to identify solutions to the needs and challenges faced by Black, African, Caribbean and Asian communities. Renowned for her presentations, seminars and discussion forums, she seeks to identify support and solutions to the challenges faced by these communities.

She is a lifelong advocate for the implementation of best practice that recognises and values the importance of anti-discriminatory practice, equality and cultural competence.

Empressjai shares her knowledge of history, literacy, arts, music and culture to raise awareness and celebrate the contributions made by heroes and sheroes past, present and future.

This event is part of our Black History Month event series.