25 July 2011

Call for Poets and Spoken Word Artists: Women’s Civic Improvement Club’s 75th Anniversary (CA)

Post date: 25 July 2011
In celebration of Women’s Civic Improvement Club’s 75th Anniversary, we are seeking poets and spoken artists for Wednesday-August 3, 6-8pm: Poetry & Spoken Word Celebration hosted by The Black Group, NSAA the Black Root, the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley and Sacramento Area Black Caucus.

Featuring local poets and spoken word artists sharing their thought-provoking brand of poetry. Free and open to the public. For more info e-mail: Faye @ fayek@springmail.com or NSAA the Black Root at nsaa@mybmsf.com.

About Women’s Civic Improvement Club

For over 74 years, the Women’s Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento, Inc. (WCIC), has provided programs, services and activities geared toward meeting the needs of Sacramento’s low-income communities. WCIC was formally organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1945. WCIC’s program emphasis has and continues to be directed toward the development of responsible citizens through community participation. Shortly after World War I (1924), a few dedicated African American women decided to confront the desperate need for housing for minority women in the City of Sacramento. At that time, because of racial segregation, housing opportunities for minority women were confined to the local “red light” district. The group began to provide housing and employment assistance to African American women and other minority women.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: fayek@springmail.com or nsaa@mybmsf.com

For submissions: fayek@springmail.com or nsaa@mybmsf.com

Website: http://www.wcicinc.org/
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