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SAVE THE DATE FOR The National Reconciliation Week: For Self and Family will be held June 6 through June 10, 2022. It is all virtual. Register at www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/the-national-reconciliation-week-for-self-and-family

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Hope all is well with you. Esther Productions, Inc is Getting into the Winners Circle.

Esther Productions, Inc presents Getting Into the Winners Circle

Esther Productions, Inc. is dedicated to using a variety of vehicles—traditional and nontraditional—to develop communities throughout the United States and Europe. It was created in 2004 by Jonetta Rose Barras, award-winning journalist and author of Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl? For more information about Esther Productions, Inc, please visit estherproductionsinc.com.

The DISCOVERING ME...WITHOUT YOU PERSONAL ESSAY CONTEST FOR TEEN GIRLS 14-17 is accepting submissions NOW through Oct. 31 (midnight). The top cash prize is $1,000. There is no fee to participate in the contest. However, entrants must live and attend school in the DMV.Girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are asked to share their narratives about growing up without the daily presence of their fathers in their lives. Most important, each contestant is asked to reveal her story of self-discovery: how she has come to know her self-worth and value; how she has come to recognize her imperfections but also her strengths; and how she believes she can succeed in the world despite the challenge of fatherlessness.Essays between 750 words and 1500 words are being accepted NOW through October 31, 2021 (midnight). Contest details are available at estherproductionsin.com/contest. The entries will be judged by a team of successful professional leaders. The winners will be announced on December 11, 2021. (Go to estherproductionsinc.com/contest for all the details and guidelines.)

GETTING INTO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE workshop is designed to provide tips and guidance to potential contestants from a past winner.

Part One: GETTING INTO THE WINNER'S CIRCLE

Sep 18, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM EDT

workshop

Miajah Spriggs won the first place prize in 2019. In 2020, she served as a judge. She understands what judges will be looking for, and as an accomplished writer can help participants think through how to craft their essays with an eye toward walking away with one of the three cash awards.

https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/getting-into-the-winners-circle-part-one

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Join Ms. Joy Jones for The Power of Poetry In You hosted by Esther Productions Inc on February 13, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Online Event

THE POWER OF POETRY IN YOU. During THE POWER OF POETRY IN YOU, Ms. Jones will lead teen participants through a writing exercise that help them better understand the structure, language and other aspects of poetry. They also will be guided through a process that helps them realize how poetry is revealed in their own lives and history.
https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/the-power-of-poetry-in-you-a-writing-workshop-for-teens-14-through-17
FREE

Feb 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
online event
Register for The Power of Poetry In You at https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/the-power-of-poetry-in-you-a-writing-workshop-for-teens-14-through-17

During THE POWER OF POETRY IN YOU , award-wining author and performance artist Joy Jones will lead teen participants through several writing exercises that help them better understand the structure, language and other aspects of poetry. They also will be guided through a process that helps them realize how poetry is revealed in their own lives and history, enhancing their personal self-esteem and sense of self-worth while eliminating a barrier between them and one of the oldest literary art forms in the world.

“Joy Jones is a trainer, performance poet, playwright and author of several books including Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers; Tambourine Moon, which was selected as one of the best books for children by the black caucus of the ALA and featured on the Bernie Mac Show; and Fearless Public Speaking. She has won awards for her writing from the ​D. C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Colonial Players Promising Playwrights Competition, plus awards from both the D. C. Department of Recreation & Parks and the D. C. Commission on National & Community Service for outstanding community service. ​

Joy Jones’ provocative op-ed on marriage trends for The Washington Post, “Marriage is for White People”, went viral. She is the director of the arts organization, The Spoken Word, and the founder of the Double Dutch team, DC Retro Jumpers, which has led exhibitions and classes throughout metropolitan Washington and abroad. Joy often leads workshops on creative writing, communications and black history.”

"Fatherless Daughter Syndrome is a disorder of the emotional system that leads to repeated dysfunctional relationship decisions, especially in the areas of trust and self-worth."
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Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, it is dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls and women. It is supported through generous contributions from Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Emmanuel Bailey, Veterans Services Corp, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and Esther’s Friends.

Special Thanks: Afrika Abney, Arts and Marketing Consultant

Esther Productions,Inc presents DISCOVERING ME…WITHOUT YOU Second Annual Personal Essay Contest designed for teens 14 - 17. Info: https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/contest



Press Releases:

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www.pressreleasepower.com/news/advertising/submissions-are-being-taken-for-the-second

Adventure Moms DC Listing - ​https://www.adventuremomsdc.com/event/discovering-me-without-you-essay-contest/

DC Public Charter School Board - October 7, 2020 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/dcpcsb.org/wednesday-bulletin-792990?e=fe0fc84eb0
IT’S PERSONAL: An Essay Writing Institute For Teen Girls Ages 14 through 17---August 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

INSTRUCTOR: Award-wining author and journalist Jonetta Rose Barras

Register today for this exciting four-week writing institute. If you’re a teen girl between the ages of 14 and 17 looking to explore your creative writing or wanting to tell stories that matter, then you don’t want to miss this opportunity. The workshop meets Online via Zoom .

SEATING IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON!

IT'S PERSONAL is a writing institute for teen girls ages 14 to 17 who are looking to further develop or explore their creative writing skills. The workshop is scheduled for August 1,2020, August 15, 2020, August 29, 2020, and September 5, 2020 at 11am and presented by Esther Productions, Inc. Workshop led by Ms. Jonetta Rose Barras.

Participants will learn how to structure a personal essay, using a variety of styles and approaches. They will learn how to effectively use lively, descriptive language to tell a compelling narrative.

Ms. Jonetta Rose Barras is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. She has more than 20 years experience reporting and commenting on national social, political, and cultural trends, including as an opinion writer with The Washington Post, Washington Examiner and Washington City Paper.

Ms. Barras hosted her own weekly radio show on the 50,000-watt WPFW-FM radio in Washington, D.C. Following that stint, she served for more than six years as the political analyst for NPR affiliate WAMU-FM radio, where 75,000 individuals listened each week to her. She also has appeared on CBS (60 Minutes), C-SPAN, CNN, PBS (This is America with Dennis Wholey) and Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.

Ms. Barras founded Esther Productions Inc. in 2004 after the publication of her Black Board bestseller Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women (Ballantine 2000, hardcover—2001, paperback). She has spoken at more than two-dozen national and international conferences and symposia, and many consider her the foremost authority on the affects of father absence among girls and women.

Understanding the need to offer solutions to Esther Productions Inc.’s target audience of fatherless girls and women, Ms. Barras wrote Bridges: Reuniting Daughters and Daddies (Bancroft Press 2005). That book is a step-by-step guide for girls and women hoping to reconcile with their fathers or simply to come to terms completely with the affects of father absence in their lives.

Ms. Barras communication expertise combined with her management skills has made her a highly sought consultant. Through Esther Productions Inc. she offers her knowledge and experience to other nonprofit organizations and individual entrepreneurs.

Ms. Barras has expertly used the art of personal essay to take readers inside her world, hoping to help them understand and assess important local and national issues. Her writings have appeared in the Washington Post, The Hillrag, The Washington City Paper, Essence Magazine and the New Republic. Ms. Barras has written three nonfiction books and two collections of poetry. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

For more information about the workshop contact Esther Productions, Inc at 202-829-0591.

Good Morning, I hope all is well with you. Please share the attached flyer with your students, parents and community members. It pertains to the 29th Annual BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show which is produced by Ms. Britton. For more information contact Ms. Britton at 202-550-7060. Thanks

Flyer created by Free Benjamin.

Pre-school through High School E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (202) 232-2997 Fax: (202

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03/03/2023
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MANIFESTATIONS - A Fund-Raising Event for Ujamaa School 04/19/2021

Mama Akina at Ujamaa school fundraiser back in the at Howard Blackburn center

UJAMAA THROUGHOUT THE YEARS 04/19/2021
UJAMAA THROUGHOUT THE YEARS 04/19/2021

Ujamaa school pictures back in the day including our Queen Mother mama NiA Kuumba and Dr baba zulu daughter Atty Motisola zulu

04/28/2018

Ujamaa School's cover photo

02/14/2017

Ujamma School's 49th Anniversary! Keynote Speaker: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante Don't MISS it!

10/17/2016

Habari Gani!

Ujamaa School will be hosting it's 15th Annual free Health Fair staring at 7pm, Friday, October 21st with panel discussion. Hands-on Saturday, October 22nd from 12 noon until 6pm with vegetarian food available. We must have ultimate health for our liberation.
Join us: 8th and Q St NW
2022322997 for more information.

06/09/2016

Greetings Everyone! Friday Night Film Night will be cancelled until we return in the Fall of September. Asante Sana, Thank you for coming to support Ujamaa. We hope you have a great summer! Asante Sana.

05/31/2016

Greetings everyone! Friday Night Film Night this Friday, June 3rd is cancelled.

05/03/2016

Ujamaa School will be hosting Family Night Movie Night Friday, May 6th . We will be showing Deacons for Defense- Based on a True Story. Food will be available. Hope to see you there! Also, Ujamaa School, an independent Afrikan school preschool-high school appreciates and gives thanks to everyone who came out to support our 48th anniversary!

04/29/2016

Greetings! Due to Ujamaa Schools 48th Anniversary on May1st,2016, Friday Night Film Night will be cancelled this Friday. We will resume back on May 6th,2016. We hope to see you at the Anniversary on May 1st at Howard University Blackburn Center 2-5pm. Asante Sana! Thank you.

04/20/2016

Ujamaa School pre-school-high school teaching education with Afrikan culture presents its 48th anniversary on May 1st, 2016 2-7pm at Howard University Blackburn Center.

04/20/2016

Ujamaa School will be hosting Family Night Movie Night Friday, April 22nd . We will be showing The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Food will be available. Hope to see you there!

04/06/2016

Ujamaa School pre school - high school teaching education with Afrikan culture will be celebrating there 48th Anniversary on Sunday, May 1, 2016 2-7pm. Please call 202-232-2997 about purchasing your tickets! Don't forget to bring your building funds from saving a $1 a day for 365 days to help save the school . Also to donate to Ujamaa School please go to paypal.com or gofundme.com/Ujamaa Asante Sana!

04/05/2016

Please call 202-232-2997 about purchasing your tickets! Dont forget to save your $1 a day for 365 days to help donate and save the school.

04/01/2016

Timeline Photos

03/29/2016

Ujamaa School's 48th Anniversary Presents Dr Umar Johnson on Sunday May 1,2016 from 2-7pm at the Blackburn Center Howard University Washington DC. Let's Renew Our Commitment To Build Afrikan People!

03/24/2016

Please call 202-232-2997 to purchase your tickets!

03/24/2016

Come out! Friday, March 25th 2016. Food will be available. Hope to see you there!

03/11/2016

Habari Gani! Unfortunately Ujamaa will not be having Film Night tonight. Instead we will be hosting Oldies But Goodies upstairs in the auditorium (3rd floor) . Food will NOT be available. Hope to see you there!

02/26/2016

Ujamaa School will be hosting Family Night Movie Night Friday, February 26th . We will be showing Dr Khalid Muhammad- Message to the Youth. Food will be available. Hope to see you there!

02/11/2016

Ujamaa School will be hosting Family Night Movie Night Friday, February 12th . We will be showing The Deliberate Mis-Education of Afrikan Children. Food will be available. Hope to see you there!

01/18/2016

Ujamaa School will be hosting Family Night Movie Night Friday, January 22 . We will be honoring Dr. Frances Cress Welsing by showing one of her speeches along with Dr. Bobby Wright who was also a psychiatrist and psychologist. Food will be available. Hope to see you there no matter the rain, shine, sleet or snow!

12/24/2015

Ujamaa School wants to wish everyone a wonderful and productive Happy Kwanzaa! Thank you for your support! Get ready for Ujamaa School's 48th anniversary! May 1st, 2016 2-7pm. Blackburn Center Howard University Washington, DC. Dr. Umar Johnson will be our key note speaker. Hope to see you there! Call 202-232-2997 to get your AD for the Ujamaa School booklet. To donate to Ujamaa School you may go to gofundme.com/ujamaa

12/21/2015

On Tuesday, December 29th Ujamaa School is having a City Wide Annual Kwanzaa presentation. The Annual Ujamaa Kwanzaa Candle-lighting celebration & program will be held at Ujamaa School . Vegetarian food will be available. Hope to see you there!

12/21/2015

On Friday, December 25th, 2015 Ujamaa School will be hosting Friday Night Film Night . We will be showing Whitewashed Unmasking the World of Whiteness. Vegetarian food will be available for purchase. Ujamaa School will be on break from 11/25/2015-1/21/2016. We will resume Friday Night Film Night on January 22, 2016 showing Dr. Bobby Wright- Psychopathic Racial Personality. Hope to see you there!

12/15/2015

On Friday, December 18th, 2015 Ujamaa School will be hosting Friday Night Film Night . We will be showing Quilombo, a movie about the largest free Afrikan nation in Brazil led by a legendary warrior Zumbi. Vegetarian food will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

12/08/2015

On Friday, December 11th, Ujamaa School will be hosting Friday Night Film Night. We will be showing The Life Story of Fela and his involvement of liberation for Afrikan people. Vegetarian food will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

12/03/2015

On Friday, December 4th Ujamaa School will be hosting Friday Night Film Night. We will be showing The Motherland- Afrika as you have never seen it before and Nina Simone- her revolutionary songs, actions, and how she helped Afrikan people. Vegetarian food will be available. Hope to see you there!

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1554 8th Street NW
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