Ron Herd II
Saturday, November 10, 2007
9 AM - 1 PM
NEW DIRECTION CHRISTIAN CHURCH
PRESENTS AN ALL STAR CAST
"Michael Holman is best described as an Artist, Urban Anthropologist, and Educator. Michael Holman is also a screenwriter/director based in . He teaches graduate/undergraduate screenwriting and directing at in Washington, DC.
Holman was also a leading impresario, in the early days of Hip Hop. Today, as a filmmaker, Holman is an influential observer of popular culture and entertainment.
Mr. Holman was also close friends with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Holman formed a band called Gray, together with Basquiat. Holman wrote the screenplay for the bio pic about Jean- Michel Basquiat entitled "Basquiat" for Miramax. Mr. Holman also produced, wrote and recorded music for, as well as acted in, the classic art film " " which stars the real Jean-Michel Basquiat.
In case you didn't know, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a painter who died at 27 years of age. His work is phenomenal and the fact that he was African-American and his work now sells for millions of dollars is worth noting."
Other Guest Includes:
U.S. CONGRESSMAN STEVE COHEN, FATHER OF TN LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP
FELICIA ORR, HOPE SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE FROM NASHVILLE
MARLON "NAPPY" WILSON, (MC)
FEDEX AAN (AFRICAN AMERICAN NETWORK)
YOUTH UNITED WAY
TSU MEMPHIS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (BBBS)
ALPHA PHI ALPHA YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
US ARMY AND US NAVY
College Recruiters: Rhodes, UT Knoxville, Christian Brother University , LeMoyne Owen, WUSTL John B. Ervin Program, Knoxville College, Crichton , and many more
Also in attendance: NIA, ARIZE, and TATE COMPUTER SYSTEM
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: PARENTS/STUDENTS, COMMUNITY SERVICE, FINANCIAL AID, and RECRUITMENT
Overview of "Planning and Preparing for College"
Public Reception for Michael Holman
6 pm - 8 pm
Rhodes College Blount Auditorium (in Buckman Hall)
Blount Auditorium is located right next
to the old library (Burrow library).
Youth United Way, Federal Express AAN (African American Network), TSU Memphis Alumni Association , Hotwing Express, Sam's, and Champion Awards
It is my hope that you will share this event with students, parents and anyone you can think of. We must become a village and teach others knowledge so that everyone will have a chance to prosper. And in the end this will be a true "no child left behind" solution. In essences, we grow when they grow. As my friend always say in the closing of her email: Each One Teach One. I choose you to make a difference in someone's life. --Callie Herd, The Organizer And Founder
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more."