Feeding Ourselves

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At Rothko Chapel's symposium, "Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities", which focuses on creative, effective responses to eliminating economic inequality, Sehba Sarwar along with artists Christa Forster and Yaksha Bhatt will create a performance, "Feeding Ourselves", that includes monologues collected by Sarwar. The shared stories reflect day-to-day challenges faced by the women in their efforts to create "home" and feed their families. VBB'sFeeding Ourselves performance takes place right before Rothko Chapel's session entitled "More than Half: Gender in Alternative Economies". Make sure to attend both sessions!

VBB's "Borderlines Volumes One and Two" will be available for sale most of the afternoon.

To learn about Rothko Chapel's Symposium, please visit http://rothkochapel.org/confronting-inequality-alternative-economies-resilient-communities; to register to attend the Symposium, please click https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eccx5tsic895feed&oseq=&c=&ch=

About the performers

Actress and director Yaksha Bhatt has serves on the Board of Shunya Theater, a South Asian theater group in Houston. She has written and directed short educational plays for Houston non profit organizations. A licensed Master's level Social worker and works in an organization helping the vulnerable elderly population of the city.

Writer, teacher, and performer Christa Forster earned her BA from Loyola Marymount and MFA from the University of Houston. Currently, her writing explores how race, identity, kinship and annexation conspire to determine a person's (a family’s, a nation's) fate. She teaches at The Kinkaid School.

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sehba Sarwar spent the first half of her life in a home filled with artists, activists and educators, and has recreated a similar community in Houston, her adopted city. In 2000, she founded Voices Breaking Boundaries, a multidisciplinary arts organization that tackles urgent social issues—race, class, women’s rights, immigration—through art. Sarwar’s writings and art explore women’s issues and displacement, straddling spaces between South Asia and the US.
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By: Voices Breaking Boundaries