Thursday, February 5, 2015

Because of them, We Can Fashion Show

*****Due to Inclement Weather this weekend, the Black History Fashion Show has been***** *****POSTPONED FOR NEXT SATURDAY MARCH 7 at 2-4pm.****
*****Please contact umojasoulnwa@yahoo.com for any questions you may have.******

Thank you!




Because of Them, We Can Fashion Show

A Snapshot of Black History



Umoja Soul Writers Group and the Boys & Girls Club would like to present the 2015 “Because of Them, We Can Fashion Show,” A Snapshot of Black History.
The Because of Them, We Can campaign was created by Eunice Jones out of her desire to share Black history and promising future through images that would refute stereotypes and build the esteem of Black children.
We would like your child to participate as a Fashion Model of Black History. A list of people your child can choose to model are listed below. Once your child picks a person, please go to the https://www.facebook.com/becauseofthemwecan   website and find pictures of that person and see what clothing & accessories are needed.  If a name is not on the Because of them we can website, please review books, or google online for an image to copy.
We will have rehearsal on Wednesday, February 11 at 3:30 -5pm and Monday February 16 and 23, at 3:30-5pm. 
The Because of them, we can Fashion Show will take place on Saturday February 28 from 2pm-4pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served and entertainment will be provided.
50 children ages 5-16 are needed.  This Fashion Show is diverse and we encourage diversity in races, culture and ethnicity to participate.  The volunteer will read a small bio history of the person as the child models. The child will say a small quote or one sentence about their person as well.

For example, Muhammad Ali character may be Caleb Jones. Caleb would walk on stage and as he is introduced with his real name by the MC. Young Muhammad goes to mic and says, "I am Muhammad Ali. I dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee." Then the MC reads a short bio and then points back to stage and says, "Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, this is Caleb Jones as Muhammad Ali. Then Caleb says, Because of Muhammad Ali, I can!"
This is a great community involvement for Black History Month in which all kids are invited to participate.


People in Black History

Items in BLUE have been selected. If there is a name that is not on the list, you can choose a Black History Character for them. All participants would need to email a picture of their character so we can display on the projector as they model. We are excited and glad that the kids are excited as well.

1.       Barack Obama
2.       Maya Angelou
3.       Rosa Parks
4.       Martin Luther King
5.       Freedom Riders (6)
6.       George Washington Carver
7.       Langston Hughes
8.       Nelson Mandela
9.       Frederick Douglass
10.   Harriet Tubman
11.   Thurgood Marshall
12.   Angela Davis
13.   Stuart Scott
14.   Doug Williams
15.   Oprah Winfrey
16.   Michael Jordan
17.   Whoopi Goldberg
18.   Shirley Chisolm
19.   Muhammad Ali
20.    Michelle Obama
21.   Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
22.   Sigma Gamma Rho(5)
23.   Alpha Kappa Alpha(5)
24.   Delta Sigma Theta(5)
25.   Alpha Phi Alpha(5)
26.   Phi Beta Sigma(5)
27.   Omega Psi Phi(5)
28.   Kappa Alpha Psi(5)
29.   Tuskegee Airman (4)
30.   Philiss Wheatley
31.   Trayvon Martin
32.   Peter Norman
33.   Carter G. Woodson
34.   Sojourner Truth
35.   William Garrison
36.   Abraham Lincoln
37.   Assata Shakur
38.   Malcolm X
39.   Stevie Wonder
40.   Madam C. J. Walker
41.   Michael Jackson
42.   Whitney Houston
43.   Desmond Tutu
44.   Spike Lee
45.  Little Rock 9
46.  Wilt Chamberlain
47.   Daisey Bates
48.   Emmitt Till
49.   Memphis Sanitation Workers(4)
50.   4 Little Girls (4)
51.   Black Panther Party(4)
52.   Althea Gibson
53.   Serena and Venus Williams (2)
54.   Bob Marley
55.   MC Hammer
56.   Jackson 5 (5)
57.   TLC (3)
58.   Jackie Robinson
59.   Selma Marchers(10)
60.   Dizzy Gillespie



“Because of Them, We Can” Fashion Show Sign Up List
Please choose which an individual you would like to model and which group you would like to model. A child is allowed to model up to 3 times if needed. For example, a child may choose Rosa Parks as individual model and may wish to be included in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority as a group model and TLC.
Please come to rehearsal dates of Wednesday 2/11(completed), Monday 2/16 at 3:30-5:30pm and Monday 2/23 at 3:30-5:30 to practice at Boys & Girls Club. Another rehearsal date on Tuesday 2/17 or Wednesday 2/18 maybe be held as well. Please review this website for rehearsal times and review this other site for ideas:   https://www.facebook.com/becauseofthemwecan     

 Thanks! Umoja Soul Writers Group


61. Jesse Owens
62.Louie Armstrong
63. Tiger Woods
64. Gabby Douglas
65. Other