Farewell to a legend

Farewell to a legend

Your contribution to this world was boundless. You will rest well as you lived well. We WILL not forget you and what you stood for.

A prolific writer covering a myriad of genres: poetry, autobiographies, essays, plays, movies, and television shows, The Race Equality Centre pays homage to Maya Angelou who clearly knew why the caged bird sings.

USA TODAY Network lists 13 of her best quotes.

1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

2. “I am a Woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that’s me.”

3. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

4. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

5. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.”

6. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

7. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

8. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

9. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

10. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

11. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

12. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

13. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

Support TREC

Mrs Jojo Powell

 

In order to make a choice, you must take a chance or your life will never change. I’m here today to support TREC by choice, taking a chance to speak from the heart to make a change. I am 38 years old and my first memory of TREC was attending the march in London, to protest to free Nelson Mandela. It was at that time I relieased that even though I was a child, my voice, my opinion was just as important. But what struck a chord with me was the show of unity and solidarity. Leicester as we know is a diverse city, forever evolving yet TREC has always been here to help. Representing various cultures and ethnicity, through immigration problems and applications, healthcare, finding work, education to name just a few. TREC is a strong voice for us all. Through empowerment, understanding, patience and reflection we have all learned to embrace each others rich and vast heritage, cultures which I am proud to pass onto my own children. You cannot take away the funding, you cannot take our voice.

 

So in closing support TREC, use your voice, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, poster, radio.

Mrs J. Powell

WHAT DO YOU SEE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME?

WHAT DO YOU SEE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME?

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Race Equality Centre is putting together an exhibition that will destroy the misconceptions of stereotypes.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for volunteers to take part of the exhibition.

So if you are or you know anyone that defies stereotypical boundaries please lets us know and join in. Be proud of your individuality. Shout from the roof tops this is me, I’m not what you think I am.

Or if you just want to get some experience of setting up an exhibition and being part of this spectacular ground breaking exhibition to be shown at the Curve from July to September.

IF YOU NEED EXPERIENCE IN CURATING, EXHIBITION DESIGN OR RESEARCH GET IN CONTACT.