Women's Creative Industries Forum

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The Vera Project says
Women's Creative Industries Forum
Saturday, August 29, 2015
10am-3pm at The Vera Project
FREE - Please RSVP here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-creative-industries-forum-tickets-17961789195
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Experience presentations and live performances by women who design sound, produce radio shows, make films, and beyond. Get to know other professionals and beginners in these creative industries with networking activities and a women-centric resource fair.

All ages and gender identities welcome!
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PRESENTERS:

Nancy Chang (Reel Grrls)

Nancy Chang is a culture shifter based in Seattle - where she has recently declared her life's mantra as being feral and free. She is passionate about creating strong authentic and inclusive communities through her work as the co-founder and board chair of Skate Like a Girl (skatelikeagirl.com), a board member for Water1st International (water1st.org), Artist Trust (artisttrust.org), and as the executive director of Reel Grrls (reelgrrls.org).

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Sharlese Jul-anetia Metcalf (Audioasis on KEXP)

Sharlese Metcalf has worked in music in the northwest for 14 years, and is the host of KEXP's Audioasis and coordinates their Music Community Events. She also so-currates a music video showcase for KEXP and NWFF called Videoasis and hosts False Prophet at Kremwerk.

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Grey Ellis (visual/audio artist)

Grey Ellis is a white organizer of queer DIY music spaces such as Queer Rock Camp, an organizer of immersive performance and arts events, as well as a musician, video artist, and performance artist. They strive to make strange and safe places for the development of unique expression, empowerment and exploration, both as play and as a political tool for sharing knowledge, and holding complexity.

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MUSIC FROM:

Naomi Wachira
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Naomi blends elements of African rhythm, American folk, and soul in her music.
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Whitney Mongé
Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is the best street performer in the Northwest according to the Seattle Weekly+ in 2014. She began her music journey busking in the Pike Place Market in 2007, which has since led to several opportunities such as appearances on television networks CW11, PBS, ESPN, and various radio shows like NPR’s Speaker Forum.

DJ JAMS BY:

Taryn Rene Dorsey (Wiscon/Base Tan/POC as Fuck)
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RESOURCE FAIR:

Seattle Theatre Group
Reel Grrls
Totem Star
RadioActive
Powerful Voices
Queer Rock Camp
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
The Recording Academy - Pacific Northwest Chapter
Office of Arts & Culture Seattle // The Creative Advantage
Seattle Office of Film + Music
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