Visioning Creative Resistance: Black & POC Artists in Call & Response with #Black Lives Matter The second in a series of creative community forums- calling on Black & POC Artists & Activists to participate in an interdisciplinary event. Presented by Voices Rising:LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture & Storme Webber, with support from the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture, 12th Ave Arts and Shunpike All are welcome to attend. (Image: Pearl Primus. Photo by Djon Mili for Life. 1939) When: February 21, 2015 8PM Where: 12th Ave Arts, Seattle 8PM Donation: $5-25. No one turned away for lack of funds. Featuring: Reverend Harriett G Walden Inye Wokoma- A Visual Dialog with Community* Ahmad Baabahar- Activist Blues Crystal Ybarra-Spoken Word/Poetry Rashuad santiago Elijah H. Muied Korvus Blackbird Storme Webber Reagan Jackson Afterparty with Special Guest DJ: Reverend DJ Dollar/ Jarreau Greene- #Club Resistance Your Host: Luzviminda Uzuri "Lulu" Carpenter *Inye Wokoma will create a visual dialog with community members around the themes of state violence, black identity and our sense of safety and humanity. & others TBA. All all are welcome to attend. Let us know how you would like to join...as an artist or supporter or activist....sign up on spreadsheet below. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L_fx_Jjgqom9mnuaVU1CLQSjZ0AKJ0wbI_uewMDBccg/edit#gid=0 from activist J Bob Alotta: "...i want us to have a substantive conversation about the power of the breadth of #black lives mattering and not have to change the hashtag to any other lives mattering. no one is suggesting they don't. autonomy is often power. self-determination is power. erasure, specifically of African-American experiences, realities and needs are and have been a cornerstone of every structural construct in America. Period. & by substantive, i mean, we have a beautiful moment for transformation, allegiance and power-building in our communities. we can do this well."
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