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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…

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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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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.

    Poetry Performances
    Women’s Issues
    Culture & Diversity
    Education
    Children and Families
    Church
    Black History Month
    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
    Graduations
    Communication

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