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Standing for Justice




Standing for justice with @aclu_socal in @citizensofhumanity x @agolde’s tee designed by the @2pac estate/@thehaasbrothers/@virgilnormal honoring the ACLU’s dedication to making sure voting is accessible and inclusive for everyone during this crucial time in our country’s history.

Join me by purchasing a tee from the capsule, 100% of every tee sold benefits ACLU SoCal.

The future is ours, the moment is now!

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Cultural Storytelling

The Rita Marley Foundation(JA) in collaboration with Poet Laureate Ms. Eintou Springer presents Cultural Storytelling for the young & aged. Join us for exciting stories & folklores by legendary Trinidadian poet, author, storyteller Eintou Springer. Fulljoy…

2nd Annual Songwriting Competition

Rita Marley Foundation(JA) Songwriting Competition Postponement

We have decided to reschedule the event to facilitate maximum participation by high school students, in Jamaica. Some educators have expressed difficulty in reaching students. Since school is out, due to COVID-19 and not all have internet access.

We look forward to rescheduling at a convenient time.



High Schoolers, in Jamaica, are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Event

The Song Should Be Focused on: “One World, One People, One Love.”

Audio renditions of song(s) should be submitted no later than July 1, 2020; with student(s) bio and head shot.

Email to: song@ritamarleyfoundation.org

Prizes
1st place $50,000, plus other splendid prizes
2nd place $25,000, plus other splendid prizes
3rd place $15,000, plus other splendid prizes

Judging Criteria

Song Structure and Composition(20 Points)
The song has a clear theme or cohesive idea
The song has clearly identifiable sections, verse, chorus, etc.

Lyrics(20 Points)
The song is written in English or Patois
The lyrics evoke an emotional response from the listener
Lyrics are syntactically and grammatically correct, while allowing for colloquial expressions and artistic language use.
The lyrics are singable and memorable
The lyrics have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern

Originality and Content(60 Points)
The song expresses the theme in a new or fresh way
The song is memorable
The song has commercial potential
The song must have a title
Song should be focused on One World, One People, One Love.

Audio recordings of songs
should be submitted.

Rita Marley Remembers Bob as a Shy Guy

From the Jamaica Gleaner:

In a constantly evolving #MeToo era, the all-encompassing, potent messages of Bob Marley are given a distinctly feminist flavour in Women Rising, the second instalment of the yearlong docuseries Bob Marley– Legacy, in celebration of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday. Released on March 31, which is significant because it is “the last day of Women’s History Month”, the video, which premiered on Marley’s YouTube channel, is enshrined in female political activism and empowerment. Marley and his songs become the subtexts which champion the rights of women, even using the once considered love anthem, ‘ No Woman No Cry’, as a rallying call for feminism.

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Harambe March – June 2020

In This Issue

  • Historical Three-Peat for York Castle High School at Rita Marley Foundation Public Speaking Competition
  • Here are the Winning Presentations that Wowed the Astute Judges
  • Honourable Olivia Grange Cd Mp Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport
  • Dorrett R Campbell Deputy Chief Education Officer
  • Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Scholarship Awarded
  • Alpha & Omega Home for the Aged A Sanctuary for Elders
  • Thank you!

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