April 30 – And I Still Rise, Maire Foxx

The presentation will focus on the relevance of Maya Angelou’s poem “And Still I Rise” and the message of hope it offers regarding recent social and political events. She will also present the children’s focus. Foxx is in a Ph.D program while working full time at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is working on her Ph.D. in History with an emphasis in Gender Studies, speaking on such topics as Women in America, Women in the World, Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Workplace, the Modern Middle East, and The Gay and Lesbian Experience.