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Dr. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary black literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman

The Brilliant Lecture Series announced today that Dr. Maya Angelou will be the next speaker to be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:00pm at historic St. Paul’s United Methodist Church [5501 Main Street]. A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves; Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception.

In the eyes of young people a celebrity is someone who lives a glamorous life of fun and fortune, not someone who’s had to struggle for their success. Through the lecture series, speakers share their story of how they achieved their level of extraordinary achievement and in turn inspire and motivate our audiences – anything is possible.

Our Youth Leadership programs include BRiLL KiDS Talks that are smaller events, specifically designed to encourage young people to view their own lives with fresh eyes, and to offer opportunities for growth and development through hearing how prominent people in the community have accomplished their own goals. The environments for this series are more intimate and allow greater opportunities for the students for dialogue with the speakers.

The International Youth Leadership programming comprises exchange visits for middle and high school age students so they may take the opportunity of getting to know people whose cultural backgrounds are different from theirs: wider knowledge will help promote future peace and understanding.

“She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class with her unique perspective and that powerful voice,” says Scott Brogan, Founding Director of the non-profit organization.

For tickets [$100 individual tickets], VIP opportunities, Sponsorships and to learn more about the Brilliant Lecture Series visit or call 713-974-1335.

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