THE WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS ART AND CULTURE PROJECT 2012: THE NAKED EDITION is co produced by Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, Ocean Ana Rising, Inc., and The Brecht Forum. Each Wednesday in the month of February, from 7pm-11pm, will feature the phenomenal creative expressions of women of the African Diaspora in poetry/spoken word, dance, music, song, and theater arts.


FEB 8TH – Body Ecology Performance Ensemble, Denae Hannah (dance), Mahogany Browne (poetry), Kamilah Aisha Moon (poetry), Maritri Garrett (music)

FEB 15TH – Binahkaye Joy (dance), Piper Yvonne Anderson (theater arts), Una Karim (video arts), Malaika Adero (lit. reading), Bon Secours Community Works (theater arts), Tonya Hegamin, Samantha Thornhill & Company (theater arts)

FEB 22ND – Kimani Fowlin (dance), Phakiso Collins (dance), Carmen Mojica (theater arts), Safiya Bandele (lit. reading), Dominique Morisseau (lit. reading), Delandria Mills (music)

FEB 29TH – Global Women’s Empowerment Forum, moderated by Shani Jamila. Panelists – Paloma McGregor, Aimee Cox, Imani Uzuri, Anusha Mehar, Dayanara Marte, and Kayhan Irani. Special performance by Imani Uzuri

*$10 admission will benefit all of the artists and the growth of the series

**Women on Wednesday Art and Culture Project (WoW) organizers recognize the intersecting oppression of race, sex, and gender that marginalize the cultural and artistic labor of women of the Diaspora. We affirm the pressing need to collaborate with women of color artists who are expanding conversations about what it means to be of the Diaspora, woman, artist, cultural worker, and scholar. As a woman of color-led project, we recognize the radical practice of providing an uncensored and economically-supported platform for WoW’s participants to articulate identity, art, and cultural practice as a personal evolutionary process and negotiation of violent landscapes founded in doctrines of silence and erasure.

** While you’re at the Women on Wednesdays Arts and Culture Project 2012, check out The “Ladies First 2012″ art exhibition at the Brecht Forum explores the ideas of the past and present: recognizing the iconic imagery of the Black femininity, while realizing the possibilities through ideas of Afrofuturism. During these trying times socially and economically, we hold the conversation of agency and colonialism when discussing our most recent attempts to “occupy” back our self respect and dignity. Co-Curated by Casey Edwards, Alexandria Lust & Lehna Huie.

Brecht Forum, NYC
451 West Street, New York, NY 10019

OAR Live On Stage @ The DC Capital Fringe Festival, featuring GYPSY & THE BULLY DOOR, written by Nina Angela Mercer, directed by Eric Ruffin

The Warehouse Theater
645 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, July 12 @ 10pm
Thursday, July 14 @ 7:45pm
Saturday, July 16 @ Noon
Tuesday, July 19 @ 7:45pm
Friday, July 22 @ 6pm

This production is presented as a part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

Fort Fringe & the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
607 NEW YORK AVE. NW WDC 20001
tickets: 866.811.4111

OAR Live On Stage w/WoW Community Art Residency at Medgar Evers College: Fierce Roots

Venue: Medgar Evers College, Auditorium
1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm
*free and open to the public 

OAR Live On Stage w/WoW Community Art Residency at Medgar Evers College: Women’s History Month Celebration

Venue: Medgar Evers College, Auditorium
1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, March 28th at 6pm
*free and open to the public 

OAR Outreach “Safe Spaces: from Trauma to Triumph” at WoW Teach-In & Healing Cipher

Venue: The Brecht Forum NYC
451 West Street, NYC
Saturday, February 19 from 10am-6pm 

OAR Live on Stage w/Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative presents the “Women on Wednesday Art & Culture Project”

Venue: The Brecht Forum NYC
451 West Street, NYC
Every Wednesday in February 2011 at 7pm
*suggested donation $10 

OAR Outreach “Safe Spaces: The Soul’s Mask” at DC Rape Crisis Center

January 8th
*this is a private event