Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Central City Senior Center
2020 Jackson Ave.
Voices Not Forgotten: Firsts explores life before and after segregation, the voting experience for African Americans in the 40s and 50s, and dances the elders first learned how to do. Voices: Firsts was inspired by the Central City EOC Senior Center’s connection to the inauguration and the elders’ historic trip to Washington D.C. The trip was funded by the National Black Caucus.
We believe in the vitality of human beings as they move through their later years, and, that the voices of the elders, and all the wisdom those voices have to impart, will not be forgotten.
The seniors have delivered performances to packed houses and proudly won first place at last year’s Senior Fest. Support them and their efforts by coming out and being a part of this wonderful experience.
WHAT: Voices Not Forgotten: Firsts
WHEN: Sunday, May 16, 2010
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
COST: $5 General Admission; $3 for Students and Seniors
We attended a rehearsal for the performance this morning at the Central City EOC Senior Center. Participation in Voices not Forgotten is an optional part of a complete monthly program that the center offers to seniors. For example, while we were there they had a short blessing, a woman sang a song, they rehearsed for the performance and were entertained by a band while they ate lunch. At this rehearsal about twenty seniors practiced two dances for their upcoming performance and for the Senior Fest competition.