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The DreamWeek 2021 summit’s theme is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. When we as a community seek education, learning and revelation of the voices that have (and are) directing our paths to enlightenment, peace and the “beloved community.”

Please join us for a conversation in partnership with DreamWeek as we discuss the following topic:

What are the choices you have had to make as Black women that affect your “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness?”

By sharing stories and starting a conversation, the panelists hope to provide the audience with insight and a safe place to reflect, connect, and perhaps commit to personal action on how to bring more equity, justice, and inclusion to our world.

Wednesday, January 20th from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM on Zoom 

More info at DreamWeek.org

This is a FREE event.


Cynthia Freeman Gibbs (also writes as C. F. Gibbs), is the author of Reasonable Insanity: A Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell Novel, the sequel, Insatiable Revenge, a Twisted Fairy Tale Fantasy, Jack Dante LaBanks and The Beanstalk (pen name C. F. Gibbs), and a contributing co-author in Writing Is Essential, by United Black Writers Association. Currently, she is writing and acting in a historical documentary film about African American music genres with Musical Bridges Around the World. As the founder and owner of Cfgibbswrites Entertainment, she aspires to continue to create stories for the world to enjoy. Cynthia is a native of Lansing, MI, and M.B.A. graduate of Florida A&M University who is enjoying life in San Antonio with her husband, J Maurice. She has been a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated since 1994 and is active in the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. She serves in the Deacon Wife ministry at her church and volunteers her time with several organizations. As a self-admitted ‘Foodie’, her attempts at a pescatarian life have morphed into a flexitarian diet due her husband’s culinary skill. To connect with Cynthia, please visit her website at www.cynthiafreemangibbs.com.


Danielle King is the Co-Founder of The Renaissance Guild-San Antonio’s Premiere Black Theatre Company, and she is honored to be included in this conversation. She has 25+ years as a professional actor/singer and her recent works includes: Divas of Eastwood: The Return, Newsies, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Her favorite performances are Ragtime, African Folktales, Hairspray, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Steel Magnolias, and Ethics Follies®. She has won numerous Alamo Theatre Arts Council performance awards and really enjoys teaching theatre to all ages. To connect with Danielle, please send an email to Ruben@ClassicTheatre.org.

Linda Nance was born, raised, and educated in Texas. She’s earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and French, a master’s degree in Higher Education and a master’s degree in Education Administration. She has been married for almost 50 years to Herbert and they have 2 children and 1 grandchild. Over the years, she has held many leadership positions in her church and in community service organizations. She has served over 30 years in public education and has been recognized for many different achievements throughout her career. In 2014, Linda retired as Principal. In retirement, she continues to mentor school leaders by providing her expertise and knowledge. To connect with Linda, please send an email to Ruben@ClassicTheatre.org.

Deborah Omowale is a Classic Theatre board member and a retired civil servant, who relocated to San Antonio to be a “close-by” Grandmother for 5 of her 9 grandchildren. Known as a community advocate, and a lover of history, she is thrilled to be living out her personal mission statement of “leaving a legacy of love and service to family and the community” through her current position as the Executive Director of the SAAACAM (San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum). Join SAAACAM on February 25-27, 2021 as they celebrate the grand opening of their new exhibit space, Building 20 in La Villita. Admission is free. Registration is required for safe, social distancing. For more information, visit https://saaacam.org.

Melissa Sledge is an Atlanta based actor and fitness professional, that is best known for her 50- pound weight loss success featured in Shape magazine. When she’s not promoting healthy living principles, she is a student of the Carol Hickey Acting Studio Conservatory Program. Melissa is originally from Kansas and attended Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Interpersonal Communication. Melissa is a member of the Junior League of Austin, in addition to serving on the board of Wheatsville Co-Op. To learn more or work with Melissa, please visit www.MelissaSledge.com.

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