Celebrated poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou to speak April 3

The legendary Maya Angelou will appear in Greenwich on April 3. —Dwight Carter

The legendary Maya Angelou will appear in Greenwich on April 3. —Dwight Carter

Maya Angelou will be the keynote speaker at the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls annual luncheon on April 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich.

A celebrated poet, educator, historian and civil rights activist, Dr. Angelou is widely considered as one of the influential voices today. Hailed as a “global renaissance woman” and a “trailblazer in film and television”, Dr. Angelou wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. Her script, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Angelou has a plethora of other honors and accomplishments. She has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has received three Grammy Awards.

President Bill Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993 and her reading of her poem On the Pulse of the Morning was broadcast live around the world. Dr. Angelou has also received more than 30 honorary degrees and is currently the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls is currently celebrating its 16th anniversary. To date, it has awarded more than $3 million in grants to help thousands of women and girls throughout Fairfield County.

Its recent research report The Full Circle of Women and Girls in Fairfield County provides a look at the diverse challenges faced by women and girls in our communities.

Tickets for the event begin at $250, tables begin at $2,500 and can be purchased online at Fccfoundation.org, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 203-750-3223.

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