Cafe Cultura Presents Rise Up 3/13/15

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Cafe Cultura Presents Rise Up 3/13/15

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Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!! Café Cultura presents Rise Up in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) & National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20) Spoken word, music, free HIV/STI testing, free food, resource fair, vendors, door prizes, & community! VOLUNTEERS PLEASE ARRIVE AT 4:00pm :-) Note: Make sure to come early to get a good seat. WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month…March 13th…next open mics (April 10th & May 8th @ Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia) --->6 to 9pm WHERE: Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison of Ohio Ave & Utica St) WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night (alcohol/drug free event) $3 donation (nobody turned away)......Everyone is welcome! Featured performers: ---->Desirae Harp…The hummingbird, Native songstress is a member of the Ona*staTis (Miwhsewal Wappo) Nation and a descendant of the Dine (Navajo) Nation. She is a poet, college student, and community activist. Growing up in Santa Rosa, California, Desirae wanted to fuse rhythm and blues with hip hop like the Fugees, and to sing in her indigenous language like Ulali. Though she had been writing songs since she was a girl, it was not until Desirae started singing with the band Audiopharmacy that she began to gain confidence in her ability to become a professional singer and to use her voice as a tool for social change. She has performed in the Native American Contemporary Arts Festival, Bioneers Conference, Native American Journalist Associational Awards Ceremony, One World Beat Festival, and Dancing Earth’s Origi-Nation: Roots and Seeds. She has performed with Grammy Award nominee R. Carlos Nikai. She has performed as a lead vocalist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and was the lead vocalist in an opera conducted by Grammy Award nominee Sara Jobin. She has shared the stage with acclaimed poets such as John Trudell, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and Lorna Dee Cervantes. --->Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet and educator, whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweeness” that exists in us all. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2014 CantoMundo Fellow, 2013 Hispanic Choice Award, and 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Upworthy, The Apiary and more. Her poem "Dear Straight People" went viral and has over 1 million views on Youtube. She has performed and taught poetry across the country and internationally, and is one half of the spoken word duo, Sister Outsider. --->Sing Our Rivers Red Earring Exhibit: Sing Our Rivers Red (SORR) initiative aims to bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada. The traveling earring exhibit is a collection of 1,181 Native designed single-sided earrings meant to symbolize the women who were stolen. It is our intent to use art as activism to raise awareness about this epidemic that occurs in the US as well as all across Turtle Island. Earrings have been sent from throughout both countries. in association with: -Branching Seedz of Resistance -Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights -Councilman Paul D. López, City & County of Denver District 3 -Denver Indian Family Resource Center -National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) -Servicios de La Raza -Sisters of Color United for Education -University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work -Warriors Organizing and Rising in Denver (WORD) -Youth HIV Advocacy Coalition (YHACnow) For more info:; 720-394-6589; #CafeCultura #XpressYourself #TellingOurStories
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