Monday, November 17, 2014

Misty Copeland

How many times have you been on a college campus for a lecture, 800 people show up, and many of them are girls under 18? I don't think I've ever seen it before... until last Tuesday. I happened to see a clip of the ABC News Person of the Week on Misty Copeland, an African American ballerina. The idea was intriguing to me so in August I started to make it happen.

Misty Copeland was that person to make this happen. It was powerful watching all of those little faces transfixed on Misty, the soft spoken dancer who was very aware of her role in history. But the highlight was the questions by girls as young as 5. Very rarely do they have a chance to speak in front of large crowds, but last week was their night. And they stepped up!

The Prez