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2011 Recipient - Lorna C. Hill

Lorna C. Hill: Founder and executive director of the Ujima Company of Buffalo, New York, Ms. Hill is an actress, a poet and a playwright.  She serves as a community resource — appearing as a role model in various school programs, providing consultant services to community agencies and serving as a guest speaker for organizations whose agendas include women's issues, arts and culture, children's rights, non-violence and building the beloved community. Ms. Hill is also a teacher — giving writing workshops to young people, teaching acting, providing in-service training to teachers in the use of culture as an academic resource, acting before the camera, television interview techniques, language development and personal presentation.