Born in the Jim Crow South, Maya Angelou used her passion as an activist and a writer to inspire discussions surrounding civil rights. As a way to celebrate Angelou’s written works and devotion to social, political, and economic equality, organizers at the Office of Institutional Diversity and BSU English hope to nurture a diverse university community.
Sunday, February 15th
I Read…I Rise Poetry Slam
- 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Pruis Hall
- Rules for applicants
- Submit poetry here
- Winners will read at the tribute on Monday, February 16th
Monday, February 16th
Tribute to Maya Angelou
- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Student Center Ballroom
- Keynote speaker: Stedman Graham
- CEO of S. Graham and Associates, a Chicago-based management/marketing consulting firm.
- Conducts lectures and seminars worldwide, inspiring young people to transform into leaders.
- Author of eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers and one Wall Street Journal bestseller.
- Earned his Master’s degree in Education at Ball State.
- Oprah’s boyfriend. 🙂
- At the event, you’ll learn about how you can volunteer in the Muncie community.
February 9th to April 24th
Maya Angelou Tribute Literacy Program
- Every Wednesday (except during spring break) until April 24th
- 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Work with a variety of community partners, including Muncie Boys and Girls Club, Motivate Our Minds, The Friends of Conley, and Unity Center
- Promote and encourage reading to Muncie youth
- Learn how to sign up here.
Before you go to these events: