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January 5, 2009 –A New Year and new process to get the job done
On this new show in the New Year, we talk about upcoming events and setting goals for 2009. 
Phyllis Coley, editor of Spectacular magazine and Ebony Noelle Golden creative director of Gumbo Yaya gives us a lot of new information to think about.  Phyllis shares info on the upcoming Jan 31 celebration of Martin Luther King in Durham.  Ebony tells us about the weekly sisterhood circles that she is guiding.  Each of my guests use a process unique to them that I know you will find interesting and can be used as a guide to strengthen your own goals in 2009.  Join the conversation and send me your goals that you have set for 2009.

Visit at www.richardbrownshow.com to listen to and download the podcast.

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North Carolina Humanities Council Awards SpiritHouse funds for Gumbo YaYa!

http://www.nchumanities.org/documents/2008GrantsPR061808.pdf

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2009 psa and media alert!

North Carolina Humanities Council and Spirithouse-NC
Sponsor Creative Healing and Expression Process for women and girls of the African Diaspora
 
 
Contact: Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative                                                                                                  Media Alert bettysdaughterarts@gmail.com                                                                            www.bettysdaughterarts.synthasite.com
 
Durham, NC- Dec. 26, 2008
The North Carolina Humanities Council and SpiritHouse-NC are sponsoring a creative healing and expression process for women and girls of the African diaspora in Durham, NC.  The 12-week process, Gumbo YaYa, begins January 4 and will continue to March 29.  Gumbo Yaya incorporates methods for growth, expression, and community-building to actualize individual and artistic projects.  The theme is “Love is Radical: Approaches to Mothering, Daughter(ing), and Sister(ing)”. 
 
The workshop series is the cornerstone of Gumbo YaYa.  Led by scholars, cultural workers, and activists from the Durham and Triangle area, participants will engage in workshops called  “sista circles”. The “sista circle” will dance, journal, meditate, tell stories, explore photography, theater, poetry, and music to explore the intergenerational relationships between black mothers, daughters, and sisters.  The “sista circle” series culminates in multimedia theater performance at the end of March.   
The “sista circle”, materials, final performance, and round table discussion are free for participants and audience members.  Gumbo YaYawill provide child care and dinner during every “sista circle”.  Participants do not have to be students, or affiliated with any particular institution. 
 
Ebony Noelle Golden, Creative Director of Gumbo YaYa thanks the North Carolina Humanities Council, SpiritHouse-NC, and Healing with CAARE, Inc. for their generous sponsorship.
 
Nancy “Mama Nia” Wilson, Executive Director of SpiritHouse-NC said, “We are really looking forward to hosting Gumbo YaYa.  This process will definitely help to continue conversations black women are having about how we relate to each other.  We hope this process helps mothers, daughters, and sisters strengthen their relationships with each other and the larger communities.” 

For more information about Gumbo YaYa  visit www.iamnotaproject.wordpress.com, or email bettysdaughterarts@gmail.com
 
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North Carolina Humanities Council and Spirithouse-NC
Sponsor Creative Healing and Expression Process for women and girls of the African Diaspora
 
Contact: Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative                                                                                                     PSA
bettysdaughterarts@gmail.com                                                                             www.bettysdaughterarts.synthasite.com
 
Durham, NC- Dec. 26, 2008
 
Are you looking for a creative way to begin 2009?  Are you looking to strengthen your relationships with your mother, sister, or daughter?  Come out to Gumbo YaYa, a community-based “sista circle”, and participate in a creative healing and expression process for women and girls of the African diaspora.  Gumbo YaYa begins Jan. 4 and ends March 29 with a community theater performance.  Gumbo YaYa will take place, every Sunday, at Healing with CAARE, Inc., 214 Broadway St. in Durham, NC.  Gumbo YaYa is free and open to “sistas”.  Child care and dinner provided.  For more information, call 919-423-3780 or visit www.iamnotaproject.wordpress.com.
Note: Please read weekly as Gumbo YaYa meets every Sunday between Jan. 4 and March 29.

 

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