Women of Color program features award-winning actress Carmen Mitzi Sinnott


Mitzi Sinnott  photo (2)Marshall’s annual Women of Color program will take place Tuesday, March 4, with this year’s theme, “Our Community in the Americas.”  The celebration will begin at noon in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

The keynote speaker will be Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, a versatile actress, writer, educator and activist.  Women of Color awards will be presented and a luncheon buffet will follow.

Sinnott is the author of Snapshot, a one-woman play about her African American father, Lorenzo Batts, a popular and talented Huntington native who left for the Vietnam War before she was born.  Her answers to finding her father for the first time were found in an album of old faded photographs.  Fusing dance, music and film, the story chronicles the quest of a mixed-race daughter from southern Appalachia who eventually finds her father in Hawaii. It was performed in Huntington two years ago.

The Women of Color Program activities are coordinated by Fran L. Jackson, Program Assistant II, Center for African American Students Programs, Leah Tolliver, Director, Women’s Center, Lisa Allen, Administrative Assistant, Intercultural Affairs, and Kesha Glover, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life.

The program is free and open to the public.  Vendors and displays will be set up in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center throughout the day.

For more information, contact Fran L. Jackson at ext.6-6705.