Celebrating Maya Angelou

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In the spirit of Collective Actions, join us for an evening celebrating Maya Angelou and the power of her words.  

The evening will honor, preserve and celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou, beloved professor at Wake Forest and a national treasure. Dr. Serenus Churn, Sr., Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and Maya Angelou’s Pastor, will begin the reading. Dr. Angelou’s poems will be performed in song  by WFU faculty and artist Lynn Book with two WFU alumni. Wake Forest University faculty, students, and select community members will lead a lively reading of her poetry.


The collective celebration will be framed in the way in which Dr. Angelou used to teach, based on a memory of her student Matt Williams who remembered: “…. reading the poems and reciting them with others. [….] It was a really special moment.” WFU faculty and students as well as members of Winston-Salem community are invited to select and read poems individually and in groups.

Following the event, there will be a reception with light food and beverage. 

Co-Sponsored by Wake Forest University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the WFU Prohumanitate Institute.

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