Who is Lorna C Hill?

Lorna HillLorna Hill agreed to join us for our “Art & Movement Building: Strategies for Food Systems Change” at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) annual conference in Philly, PA this October, and we need your help to get there.

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Lorna’s Bio: Lorna C. Hill is, at her core, is an activist, working at the intersection of racial, economic, and environmental justice everyday of her life.

Ms. Hill is the founder and Artistic Director of Ujima Company, Inc., a multicultural professional theatre company, dedicated to providing a vehicle for African American performers, theatre artists, and administrators; the preservation of African American art and artistic practices; and using theatre as a tool for building the beloved community.

Ms. Hill is a multi-talented performer and director. Her experience includes stage, feature film, television, commercials, industrial films and voice-overs. She is also widely known as a storyteller par excellence.

Ms. Hill is a poet and playwright. Her best known play, “Yalla Bitch” was performed as part of the first International Women Playwrights Conference in 1986. “YB” originated as a book of poetry by the same name, the last edition of which was designed, laid out, and printed by Ms. Hill.

Ms. Hill serves as a community resource – appearing as a role model in various school programs, providing consultant services to community agencies and serving as a guest speaker for organizations whose agendas include women’s issues, arts and culture, children’s rights, cultural competence, non-violence and building the beloved community.

Ms. Hill is a teacher and teaching artist, giving writing workshops to young people, teaching acting, providing in-service training to teachers in the use of culture as an academic resource, acting before the camera, television interview techniques, language development and personal presentation. In 2014, she retired from the Buffalo Public Schools, where she taught theatre at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.  Click here to learn more about Lorna and her work.

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