Thursday, May 27, 2010

Maya Angelou is coming to Charlotte

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Welcome back, Maya.

Author and poet Maya Angelou returns to Charlotte for a much-anticipated event honoring women leaders and raising scholarship money for deserving students through the United Negro College Fund

The Eighth Annual UNCF-Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, at The Westin Charlotte (601 S. College St.).

New to the event is the Excellence Award, which was established to honor women who have made achievements in various professional fields. This year’s Excellence Award will recognize women in media from cities throughout North Carolina. Tonia Bendickson, Erica Bryant, Debbie Kwei-Cook, Fannie Flono, Elsie Garner, Belva Greenage, Fran Farrer-Nash, Maureen O'Boyle, Colleen Odegaard, Beverly Dorn Steele and Jeri Thompson are among the Charlotte women who will be recognized. In addition, an evening performance and conversation with Jennifer Holliday will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater.

Learn more about the award recipients and find out how to get your ticket at

Here's one of my favorite Maya Angelou video clips, "And Still I Rise."

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