About E.M.E.

The E.M.E. Story

EME, Educational and Meaningful Experiences was founded by Valerie Cooper, and dedicated to public service. When I arrived in California from Texas I had big dreams. eventually I was inspired to coordinate a poetry, storytelling and speaking event and labeled it “Expresscious Moments” in the city of Oakland, California.  The event was promoted around the city of Oakland BY distributing flyers and placing ads in the Oakland Tribune with the assistance of journalist Chauncey Bailey.  The participants consisted of a diverse group, a multi-generational and multinational group of people from numerous cities around the bay area.  The range of ages were from 15 year olds to an 83 year old. The 83 year old poet was Ms. Helen Malkerson, a member of the Ina Coolbrith Circle, Ina, a poet, lived from  1841-1928. The Ina Coolbrith Circle existed Oakland and other cities.  In attendance at Expresscious Moments were comedians, writers, singers, Toastmasters and dancing skits. It was truly a memorable event. Later I included  health and fitness as an enrichment to the arts.


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