Art Focus w/ guest Host Zoe Piliafas: Black United Fund Mural Celebrates Black Women

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Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Art Focus w/ guest Host Zoe Piliafas talks about the new Black united Fund Mural
International Women's Day is thrilled to have Zoe Piliafas as the Art Focus guest host with her guest Kimberlee Sheng and Nneka Coxeff as they discuss the new mural on the Black United Fund building. The Mural celebrates Black women leaders through out the ages.

Kimberlee Sheng, is the Executive Director of the Black United Fund of Oregon; a more than 30-year old legacy organization that believes that education is the catalyst of breaking generational barriers to family resiliency. In addition to her work in the state of Oregon, Kimberlee has worked nationally and globally on service projects that emphasized youth education attainment and family stabilization within the cultural context of those regions.  Kimberlee holds a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership and Management and is the 2015 honoree of the Coretta Scott-King Humanitarian Service Award.
 
Nneka Coxeff is the founder of Sista Sistah. Sista Sistah has built a girl-specific programs whose objective to increase graduation rates and self value. They do this by exploring media and a variety of art forms to support girls being the producers of media and art.
 

Past Press for the mural:

http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/22986-mural-shows-legacy-of-black-women-in-history

http://portlandobserver.com/news/2015/jul/21/rightful-place/

http://www.opb.org/news/article/black-united-fund-unveils-mural-at-alber...

 

 

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