About This Event
Ujima Language and Literacy will present “Hope for the World,” a Black History Month concert, featuring the Missouri State University Gospel Choir with vignettes by The Milly Project at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at Turning Point Church, 1722 N. National Ave., Springfield. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited; temperature checks and masks are required. The concert will be streamed live on Ujima Language and Literacy’s Facebook page.
Ujima Language and Literacy is a non-profit organization that supports early childhood literacy to educate, connect, and empower children and families. It is partnering with the MSU Gospel Choir, under the direction of Professor Robert T. Gibson, and The Milly Project, on this special event to champion the arts and literacy development.
“Our community could use a little hope and inspiration during these troubled times,” said Monica Horton, Ujima board chairperson. “Bring the whole family as we draw from the cultural expressions of African-American music and history.”
In addition to soul-stirring sounds of gospel music and riveting vignettes about the history of African-Americans performed by the cast of the Milly Project, each child who attends will receive a free book.
Attendees who wish to support Ujima are invited to bring NEW (or gently used) children’s books for ages birth through 5th grade. They will be distributed to families who anticipate attending monthly Ujima nights in the future.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit UjimaMo.org and click the “blog” tab; email us at UjimaLandL2014@gmail.com; or call Monica Horton at 417-812-5204.