heal the community tour 2010

Mama Charlotte recently announced that she will be starting this years Heal the Community Tour a whole month earlier than had been planned!

"I will be coming the first week of March, in time for International Women's Month festivities. This will open up a whole extra month of possibilities to tour and spread the word and inspiration of practical and effective ways we can heal our communities...person by person...family by family...community by community!  Together...pamoja...YES, We Can!"

Contact Mama Charlotte to bring her to your school or community during International Women's Month!

The calendar is starting to fill up but there are still dates open in March, April and May. She leaves going back to Tanzania the first week of June.

Let her know your date preference and she will work it out and will BE THERE!

 

Contact Mama Charlotte at:
uaacc@habari.co.tz  and  mamacharlottesmusic@gmail.com

255 754 593 700 cell phone in Tanzania

Charlotte Hill O’Neal,
artist, poet, musician, long time community activist and
co Director of

United African Alliance Community Center UAACC
based in Tanzania, is pleased to announce that plans for

UAACC Heal the Community 2010
have begun!

 

Mama Charlotte will be visiting the United States starting from
March 2010 for a period of up to three months
and will be available to visit your community
to speak on the more than two decades of UAACC outreach in America and East Africa including the
UAACC

Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home
program*

UAACC Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home founder
Mzee Pete O’Neal with some of the first children in the program

 

Plus…

Assist the screening in your community of
A Panther in Africa*
 the award winning PBS documentary by Aaron Matthews
about the life, work and inspiration of former Kansas City Black Panther
 leader and founder of UAACC,
 Pete O’Neal

 


Pete O'Neal

Also…


Lead community discussions
resulting from the film
and
speak about the community work, collaborations
and outreach projects
 at UAACC

 

 

Additionally…

 

 

l  Facilitate film festivals of exciting documentaries
and music videos
by East African film makers
that focus on
art as a vehicle for social activism and empowerment

 

l  Speak on student exchange and volunteer opportunities at UAACC

 

 

 

Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal
performing in Tanzania recently

 

l  Perform spoken word from her poetry book Warrior Woman of Peace

 

l  Perform selections of original compositions from her latest albums

 

l     Building cultural community bridges and spreading the spirit of volunteerism in the global community

 

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l  More about the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home…

United African Alliance Community Center UAACC continues to grow organically both in outreach and solutions!  This has been a successful, relevant approach for the more than twenty years that we have been serving and organizing in the AruMeru community in Tanzania.


As more and more families and children in particular become affected by the urban migration of rural populations in our region and negative influences of alcoholism and disease combined with tough economic realities, more and more children in our communities are in need of care, nurturing and guidance.
In helping to address this need we at UAACC have endeavored to provide a home for some of these children in great and urgent need.  We presently have 20 children from ages of 5 to 11 living at Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home.


Emmy award winning film maker Lisa Russell from Brooklyn, New York lead a recent workshop at UAACC. UAACC alumnae Anwary Msechu and Levina Kinyaiya, of Kilimanjaro Film Institute participated

Through years of experience we have seen the affects of empowerment upon young people…the self esteem and release of creativity and spontaneous desire for healthy, balanced lifestyles full of creativity and sharing is amazing…and much of this empowerment comes from the exploration and release of the ‘artist within’ all of us.


So in addition to the health care, food, clothing, shelter, education and love that these children receive, they will have the opportunity to be mentored by experienced artists in all spheres including dance and music; fine arts; music production; film making; hip hop/poetry/spoken word; design; sports; yoga; community theater and public speaking at UAACC


We are determined that these young people will be confident, creative, loving, humane and globally aware leaders of tomorrow through community support and guidance

lMore about A Panther in Africa
 

*A Panther in Africa, by Aaron Matthews, was nationally broadcast on PBS’s landmark documentary series Point of View (P.O.V). on September 21, 2004 and continues to play on PBS stations across America and in film festivals around the world.

It was recently selected as one of the documentaries for the landmark Global Voices, a new series on PBS World that showcases internationally themed documentaries made by independent filmmakers from around the globe!
 

*The film has won the Audience Award, Best Documentary award at the St. Louis International Film Festival;  Official Selection for the Margaret Mead Film Festival; the Cine Golden Eagle Award; Silver Doc AFI Film Festival and more!.
 To find out more about this Aaron Matthews’s film visit: www.apantherinafrica.com
 

 

 

Select list of cities* Mama Charlotte spoke or performed at during
 Heal the Community Tour 2008-09

Kansas City, Mo Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn, NY
Seattle, WA Washington, DC Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA Berkley, CA Los Angeles, CA
Sacramento, CA Oakland, CA Atlanta, GA
Lexington, KY Providence, RI Newport, RI
Long Beach, CA Chicago, Ill Calumet, IN
Maplewood, NJ Syracuse, NY Detroit, MI
Williamstown, JA State College, PA Baltimore, MA
New Orleans, LA San Francisco, CA  

*There were multiple events over several days in some cities