Vickie Oldham

Vickie Oldham

During this month’s professional development program, the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) will present “Newtown Alive: Storytelling as the Key to Preserving, Sharing, and Celebrating History” on Nov. 18, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at The Bazaar at Apricot and Lime. The event will feature Vickie Oldham, president and CEO of the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition (SAACC), who is leading an initiative to open an arts, cultural and history center in Newtown.

In this discussion, Oldham will share Newtown Alive’s evolution, from its inception in 2014 to the present. Using traditional and multi-platform storytelling tools, Newtown Alive features the early pioneers who built Sarasota's infrastructure, education about Newtown’s historic landmarks, and the neighborhood’s history. The project has received local and state awards.

Tickets for the program are $25 for FPRA members and $35/guests and includes lunch. To register, visit click here.

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