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To empower women and persons of African descent to realize their highest potential through arts, literacy, study abroad, and other educational and cultural programs. We are building a network of global citizens who embrace inclusiveness and foster a spirit of cooperation throughout the world.
We are taking bold strides to place the Beauford Delaney exhibition at museums in the U.S. and Europe, launching a Facebook group for university students who are interested in African Diaspora culture in Paris, and hosting a Paris workshop on leadership, communication, and creativity. We are also preparing for the Reading Never Stops read-a-thon, which we will co-sponsor with the Houston Public Library in July 2018.
Our inaugural event, the art exhibition entitled Beauford Delaney, Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, was a staggering success! It incorporated three of our six Strategic Focus Areas: the arts, study abroad, and STEAM education. We engaged our first college student intern as a direct result of the exhibit.
… museum members who went to see the Paris exhibition in February … were so moved by the experience that they committed their time and funds to begin a community-driven effort to bring the Paris works of one of America’s great artists home to his birthplace – Knoxville, Tennessee.
— Sylvia L. Peters, former trustee of the Knoxville Museum of Art
I saw firsthand what can be accomplished when a passion comes together with dedication, collaboration, and the application of skills that an individual is uniquely gifted in. I hope to continue to seize opportunities like this in the future, and to carry on the inspiration that I’ve received.
— Abbigail Chaput, University of Arizona
This was a phenomenal opportunity to go to Fulbright and UNESCO, to visit an artist colony, to have all the different perspectives of the arts here in Paris … it’s going to be truly powerful for us all working together to incorporate STEAM into all aspects of life.
— Malikka Karteron, Global Educator Program participant
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