What a great event! I really wish I was in Chicago to attend and get my nerdy on and take notes. If you are in the Chicago area, please attend and raise awareness around sexual assualt. You may not know it, but it's still quite challenging to be a woman in these times (sorry for restatingthe obvious.) Fore more info: click here!
She Speaks Volumes Poetry Poetry Slam & Panel Discussion
Presented in collaboration with Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College, Chicago
The She Speaks Volumes poetry slam and panel discussion fuse art and activism to impact social change. In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the event gives voice to the silence surrounding this issue. The event uses music and the arts to encourage young people to speak out against sexual violence and become activists for change in their local communities.
Featured artists, Diva Diction, are three of the most powerful female poets both on page and on stage. Bassey descends from Nigeria, Amalia Ortiz from Mexico and Ishle Park from Korea. Their unique native roots may have originated from different countries but their cultured personalities blend powerfully together. All three women have competed in the National Poetry Slam and have been featured on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO.
When: April 26, 2007
31 E. Balbo
Chicago, IL 60605
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Volunteer: For volunteer opportunities, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets: Tickets for the event are $15. Click here to purchase tickets online. For VIP pricing, contact Tanisha Pleasant at 312.762.2743.
Contact: Tanisha Pleasant at 312.762.2743 or email@example.com.
Join the artists for an afternoon discussion, "Where do we draw the line? Creative Expression vs. the Perpetuation of a Rape Culture."
April 26, 2007
1104 S. Wabash, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Thursday, March 29, 2007
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Hanalei Ramos is a very nice person and a stereotypical aquarius. FACT: while it is a common misconception that “aquarius, the water bearer” is a water sign, it is not. It is actually an air sign! Other than that, she is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, a mass-based organization for Filipinas in the NYC area. Hanalei has also toured around the country as a performer and is the author of Foiled Stars, Letters to Martha, and the one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know. Hanalei currently lives and works in her native Jersey City, NJ. For more information about her, please visit www.hanaleihanalei.com