From 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Clinton Presidential Center, Celebrate! Maya marks five years of service to Arkansas communities through fun and fellowship.
Elliott Jones, Maya Angelou’s grandson and liaison to the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation Board of Directors, will join them for a special message and share memories of his grandmother. Regine Moore, director of multicultural marketing at Walmart, will provide the keynote address. Plus, musician Rodney Block, poet Kai Coggin and dancer Natoya England-Johnson will perform.
The live auction includes amazing gifts, trips and handmade items, many of which are in honor of Angelou and our organization’s mission. Place your bid on items created by artists such as Angela Handsard, whose “Bodcaw Creek” depicts a waterway located just miles from where Angelou lived as a child in Stamps; Erin Jester Cathey, whose “Everything in the Universe has a Rhythm, Everything Dances” is in honor of Angelou; Rashawn Penister, who created “Achieve Peace Within Yourself;” and Joëlle Storet, who will create a live painting during the evening that will be auctioned. You can also bid on a guitar personally signed by folk artist Ruthie Foster in honor of Angelou, an assortment of handmade jewelry, an African dress and much more.