Wednesday, April 26 at 8PM: MUSIC/DANCE NIGHT
Panel at 8PM: Nasty Women* and Community Engagement and Activism
Shannon Brennan, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Hillary for America, U.N.
Shannon Brennan is an intersectional feminist, activist, human rights enthusiast and an avid fan of learning and dogs. Shannon has a BA from Pace University & is soon to have a MA from the New School, but gives more educational credit to the people around her/NYC.
Jo Johnson, International Tea speaker/educator
Jo Johnson steeped in the liquor of the leaf, distinguishes herself as a Tea Consultant, Tea Blender, International Tea speaker/educator. Her host of experiences include Modeling and has been featured in major and internationally distributed magazines. She also includes as one of her talents, jewelry design creation of wearable art.http://www.teablendingsisters.com/
Audrey Dimola, Director of Public Programs, Socrates Sculpture Park
Celebrated for her dynamic presence on stage and on the page, Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist. She is also Director of Public Programs at her beloved Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, a world-renowned outdoor art museum and community space. Audrey is the author of two poetry & prose collections, “Decisions We Make While We Dream” (2012) and “TRAVERSALS” (2014), and has been widely recognized for presenting a unique circuit of empowering and exploratory local events and creative opportunities including, most recently, the sold out show HOW WE CREATE & HOW WE COPE: intersections of art and mental health/mental illness at Queens Council on the Arts. Her third book, “wildlight: poetry and prose from inside the fire” will be published by Fly By Night Press/A Gathering of the Tribes later in 2017. She can usually be found: writing on everything, riding her bike, climbing trees, pushing the edges of reality… And of course, stoking the flames. audreydimola.com
Wendy Angulo, Director of Programs of the New York City Latina Writers Group
Wendy is a NYC born Latina raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She’s a writer, producer/curator and fierce advocate for the arts.
In 2011, she joined the New York City Latina Writers Group (NYCLWG) and attended monthly meetings and writing workshops. This is the place she started writing her memoir. Today, she is the Program Director, her goal is to create enough programming for women writers of all levels and support their craft in all possible ways: workshops, lectures, readings, retreats. She also created her own production company – Wendy Angulo Productions. She represent artists and writers. Her mission is to inspire those who are eager to pursue their dreams, especially women if color. “We are constantly challenged in our daily lives but as time passes we prove more and more that there’s nothing we can’t achieve as long as we set our minds for it and do the work.”
Sarah Palin, Fisting and Other Very Bad Ideas
By Kelli Dunham
Kelli is the ex-nun genderqueer author nurse and nerd comic so common in today’s Brooklyn
kellidunham.com and kellidunham on facebook and twitter
EPW & Friends
www.elizabethpwmusic.com, instagram: elizabeth_pw, facebook: Elizabeth PW
EPW & Friends is a new music project that features talented musicians from various groups performing original work by Elizabeth PW.
Bridge & Olive Dance
A piece about three women moving.
“Only the strong go crazy. The weak just go along” – Assata Shakur
With the tragedies and political tensions in America of this year particularly, the piece explores the ways in which current events, social issues and the news affect our mental well-being and consequently the stability of this nation we call “home.”
Who Runs the World
Ladies Who Puppet: Puppet piece built, conceived and created by Christine Schisano, Jenny Hann and Mindy Leanse
Featuring: Mery Cheung, Cristina Pitter and Emily Marsh
https://www.christineschisano.com Instagram: @cschisano
https://www.jennyhann.com Instagram: @thepuppetprincess
http://www.mindyleanse.com Instagram: @merkaba535
Our piece is an homage, through puppetry, to some of the intelligent and strong female leaders throughout the last century.
I am a Spoken Word artist that mixes Poetry and Hip Hop and My Slogan is “Let Me Versatile Your Poetiq”
By Katharine Pettit Creative
Katharine Pettit Creative challenges societal norms using dance as a call to action. KPC unites artist and audience through diverse and alternative perspectives.
by Femme, an all female group whose aim is to tell stories through dance and music.
Dance party with special guest DJ Selly to follow performances
DJ Selly has mastered her musicality with deft skill, attention to detail and with nearly two-decades in the game, developed a reputation for making dance denizens in New York City and around the world reach a higher consciousness.