Engage. Create. Empower.
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.
THE ARTIST ROSTER & SERIES SCHEDULE:
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.