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So excited that I will return to Ghana this September to continue literacy, girls’ empowerment, and school improvement work in the Village of Konko through WOMA's initiative, L.E.A.P. for Ghana. This year, besides volunteer work in the village, we will partner with The Educator’s Network (TEN) to host a Global Literacy Summit in Accra. We are happy to announce acclaimed Poet/Writer, Educator, and Activist, NIKKI GIOVANNI, is joining us. She will act as the keynote speaker at the summit that will serve 300 teachers from all the regions of GHANA. Say YES to joining us! Attend summit, tour key sites in Ghana, and volunteer in the village. All info on how to participate and/or support can be found at: ( www.leapforghana.org ).
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WOMA ( www.womanifesting.org ;), the non-profit founded by Tracy Chiles McGhee. is embarking upon its 1st global initiative as co-founders of LEAP (Literacy & Empowerment Action Project). Tracy will join this group consisting of writers/activists in a journey to Ghana in September for 10 days to facilitate a girls empowerment summit & to kick off education initiatives focusing on literacy, leadership training, and school improvement in the 300 person (200 children) village of Konko. Please visit www.leapforghana.org for more details and to support the mission.
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In this One World Cafe podcast, Claire talks to Tracy Chiles McGhee, founder of Womanifesting—WOMA—who shares some inspirational insights into how to set up and successfully run a non-profit.
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Liberated Muse Arts, in association with Soul Pixie Productions and the DC Public Library, presents “In Her Words”, a series celebrating the lives of African-American women. "In her Words", a theatrical musical presentation will examine the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton — creative women who used their artistic prowess to ignite and support social and political movements.
Tracy has been cast in the role of Zora Neale Hurston. She shares, “I am overjoyed about the opportunity to portray Zora. Last year, I won a PBS contest where I responded to the question of what woman inspires me most by paying homage to Zora. My bedroom, living room, work station, and even my Facebook page are decorated with images of Zora. OK, I am a little obsessed so when offered this role, there was no way that I was turning it down. Although this will be my adult acting debut, I am proud to step up to the stage to carry forth the spirit of creativity, passion, and boldness that embodied Zora and the other womanifesting artists that will be represented by an electrifying cast in this production. Zora said that ‘Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to jump at de sun. We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."’ so be it!”
For more information including locations and showtimes, please visit: http://theyliveon.wordpress.com/
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Liberated Muse: Transforming Spaces Into Art Places
The official blog of Liberated Muse Productions
Top 10 Women in Social Media in 2011
While this list of women highlights some of the best people to follow on Twitter, it should be said that their presence in social media extends outside of the confines of 140 characters and a link. Whether they are making you laugh out loud over hilarious tweets about pop culture or hipping you to the newest new media available for the tech guru or novice alike, these women are using their influence to engage, connect and inspire. As you read more about each woman, keep in mind that it’s not about the number of followers they may have on Twitter or the “likes” they may have on their Facebook page. Their mention on this list has everything to do with how they have chosen to use their influence and recognizing the value they add to the cyber world. What makes this list particularly compelling is that all of these women, while vastly skilled in their use of social media, are artists as well, excelling in an artistic realm, from literary art to the visual. We here at Liberated Muse love that fact most of all!
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Tracy is honored to be Digital Sisterhood Network's Guest Blogger for Digital Sisterhood Month (December)
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In Novemebr 2011, an excerpt of Tracy's novel-in-progress was published in an anthology entitled "Word Nation" edited by acclaimed author Marita Golden. The anthogy includes aspiring and experienced writers that participated in a workshop provided by the D.C. Public Library - Watha T. Daniel-Shaw branch and led by Golden. You can find the anthology in the D.C. Public library branches.
|Posted by Administrator on April 29, 2011 at 5:23 AM||comments (0)|
During Women's History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai) and Rose Mapendo (Pushing the Elephant). That got us to thinking about all of the amazing women in the world and how each of us has one or two who have inspired us and shaped the people we've become or aspire to be. So we asked for nominations from our audience, along with a brief explanation of why their nominee is especially inspirational. Then we put our favorite entries up for a popular vote, and in the end, our winner was Tracy Chiles McGhee of Washington D.C., who nominated the author Zora Neale Hurston. It turns out that Tracy is one inspirational woman herself, as we found out when we got to know her.
|Posted by Administrator on March 26, 2011 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|