The Celebrate! Maya Project launched a new quarterly series titled the Celebrate! Maya Project Presents.
The first installment, “The Many Facets of Maya Angelou,” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Oley E. Rooker Library meeting room at Little Rock, according to a news release.
“The series will explore the life and legacy of Maya Angelou and explain how she made Arkansas her home,” according to the release. “It will also examine her work as a singer, author, actress and activist, as well as inform attendees of the works of the Celebrate! Maya Project.”
The series is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be provided and giveaways will take place.
“We are excited to launch the Celebrate! Maya Project Presents during Black History Month,” said Janis F. Kearney, president of the Celebrate! Maya Project and a Gould native.
“Dr. Maya Angelou epitomized greatness in so many fields, including education, civil rights, journalism, human rights and, most especially, literature. The Celebrate! Maya Project proudly illuminates Maya’s life and legacy during Black History Month, and throughout the year,” Kearney said.
Other events in the series will be held in May, July and October.
Seating is limited for the Feb. 15 event. The public is encouraged to RSVP by Feb. 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org.