Monday, January 18, 2016

Umoja Soul Kids Fashion Show

Its time again for the Because of Them, WE Can Fashion Show

Youth ages 3 and up and some Adults too, will get a chance to model historical people from the past and present

Children will also be a part of the “Because of Them, We Can Fashion Show in which children will dress up similar to characters such as George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, President Barack Obama, Michael Jackson, and more. 

It will allow diversity in which all races of children will march as Selma Marchers, Freedom Riders, Selena, Eva Longoria, Oscar De La Hoya, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa and more.

Please have the picture of the person that your child is modeling to be emailed to Leora Jackson, Missy Womack, Latoya Haliburton, or LaTrisha Harris (Fashion Show Coordinators) at This will allow us to project the picture on screen as the child walks the runaway.  You would wish to have your child dressed and matched closely to the picture that you send. Also, please send a short 3-5 sentence bio of that person to the email as well. If you can't send a bio, the coordinators will find a bio of that person.

During the fashion show, the MC will say, next we have Alisha Smith as Rosa Parks. The child will walk runaway and come to the mic and say, “My name is Rosa Parks. I am the mother of the Civil Rights Movement. (Each child is to give a one sentence statement or quote of their character) The MC will read a brief bio and then turn to Alisha and say, Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, Alisha Smith as Rosa Parks! Alisha will then say, “Because of Rosa Parks, I Can! Then she walks off stage. If the child does not wish to say anything, they don’t have to The MC will introduce the child as they walk back and forth and read the bio and child will bow and exit the stage.
We are very excited and can’t wait to have your child perform in honor of Historical Characters of the Past.

Volunteers are needed to help with recruitment at the 3 Boys & Girls Clubs in NWA: Fayetteville, Bentonville and Rogers. Please contact if you wish to help.

Fashion Show 1 will be held from 6-8pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Fashion Show 2 will be held from 11sm-1pm at the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club on Saturday March 12, 2016. 

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 3-5 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Let your children, BECOME something greater.

Check out the website by Eunique Jones who created photography to capture children dressed up as people of past and present. Ms. Jones will be visiting the UA on Feb 25. It is open to the public.

 If you wish your child to participate, please email