Organization Founded by Shirley Chisholm Congratulates Renaming of Barbados School

Vauxhall Primary School renamed to the Shirley Chisholm Primary School
By: Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
VAUXHALL, Barbados - April 4, 2023 - PRLog -- The Vauxhall Primary School, the education institution located at Vauxhall, Christ Church will be renamed the Shirley Chisholm Primary School during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 4 that will be attended by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley; Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Kay McConney and Parliamentary Representative, Adrian Forde.

Statement from the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI)
"On behalf of the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) Board and Advisors, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Vauxhall Primary School on its renaming to the Shirley Chisholm Primary School. We are honored to see Shirley Chisholm's legacy continue to inspire future generations, as her early years in Barbados shaped her life and work as a trailblazer in the United States. When speaking with the Shirley Chisholm Estate, we couldn't help but want to express our gratitude to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, administrators, and educators for their contributions to this historic day.  We look forward to seeing the positive impact that the newly named Shirley Chisholm Primary School will have on the community, serving as a catalyst for change.  As Shirley Chisholm once said, "Don't listen to those who say you can't. Listen to the voice inside yourself that says, I can." The SCCI takes great pride in the young minds of the Shirley Chisholm Primary School, as we know they will carry on the legacy of this iconic figure." – Barbara Bullard, President, Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute

About Shirley Anita Chisholm
Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States Presidential election, she became the first African American candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's Presidential nomination. Chisholm paved a way for generations of women and people of color in politics.

About SCCI
It is the mission of The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute, founded by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in 1977 and her colleagues, to provide opportunities and cultural experiences for all ages to utilize economic, educational, health, and recreational resources in our communities. The newly created SCCI Board, restoring an institution that had gone to sleep due to the aging and passing of previous members, consists of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives from an array of fields who understand the relevance of her legacy. SCCI's goal is to preserve Congresswoman Chisholm's legacy through the initiatives cultivated in 1977 with 21st-century activism and innovation. State-of-the-art programming is being developed in diverse media platforms.

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