Mona Lake Jones
Author, Educator and Community Activist
Dr. Mona Lake Jones, author, educator and community activist. Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity. Jones is well known for her books, The Color of Culture, The Color of…
Dr. Mona Lake Jones, author, educator and community activist. Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity.
Jones is well known for her books, The Color of Culture, The Color of Culture II, The Color of Culture III, and Unleashing the Power of a Sister. Her forthcoming work, Nectar from Grandhoney will be released this summer. Her 1992 poem, A Roomful of Sisters was commissioned by 100 Black Women of Boston, a national civic group, and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
She has received numerous awards, including being selected by the Ford Foundation as one of the Nation’s Freedom Sisters and was recently added to the United States African American History Makers Registry.
She has appeared on programs with Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Susan Taylor, Maxine Waters, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Randall Robinson. Jones also composed lyrics for musical artist Vanessa Williams.
She has served as president of the Washington State Community College Black Educators, as National Vice-President of the Council of Black American Affairs and was president of the Black Child Development Institute from 1995 to 1997. She presently serves on the YWCA Women of Color Council.
Jones holds an Ed.D. from Seattle University, a Master of Education from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Education from Washington State University.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Mona Lake Jones
Dr. Mona Lake Jones is renowned for her rousing, emotional, and thought provoking lectures. She speaks out on a variety of subjects. Below are some of her more well known topics.
Culture & Diversity
Children and Families
Black History Month
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Ready to Unfold
Dr Mona Lake Jones- Black Culture
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