Song Selections with Florence Williams: The Hannah Project Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

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Join us from 3-5 pm as we welcome Florence Williams, who will perform song selections in honor of The Hannah Project Bookfair (February 8-20)! All are welcome to attend!

Ms. Williams has been a gospel singer since the age of five, has performed with Staples Singers, and sang for Bishop Desmond Tutu during his visit to Marin in the 1980s. She is the founder and manager of the singing group The Voices of Praise (formerly known as The Jubilee Singers).

Ms. Williams spent several years as a high school teacher in San Francisco Unified School District and also taught Vocational Education for adults in the Marin County School District’s ROP Program.  She now teaches Computer Applications for senior citizens.  Ms. Williams currently serves as Chairperson for the Marin City Community Development Corporation.  She is a founding board member of both the Bridge the Gap College Prep Program and The Hannah Project.

Ms. Williams is an active part of the life of People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship Church. She is a church board member, and serves in the Singing and Prayer Ministries, as well as the chairperson of the Women's Department and as a mentor to the young women and youth in the church.

Ms. Williams has been recognized as Florence has received several important awards, such as: Teacher of the Year by both the San Francisco School District African American Alliance of Teachers.  The student’s popularity poll has awarded her as “Most Inspiring Teacher.”  She received the Community Legacy award at the Martin Luther King, Jr Day celebration in 2012 in Marin City, and the Community Leadership award in 2009.

Ms. Williams’s dream is to see Marin City become a healthy and whole community where needs are met, people are able to build assets and wealth, and work together in unity and respect.  She hopes to see Marin City become a place where young people are eager about education and learning and have a real desire to participate in community development so that the torch may be passed down and they can run with it.

Please join us for a musical performance with Ms. Florence Williams on Thursday, February 14, 3-5pm. Email crm2274@bn.com with questions.


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