4th Annual Women Who Rock (UN)Conference, Film Festival & Archive: “Honey & Healing” in Seattle, WA

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:00am
features
 
EVELYN HARRIS
SINGER, EDUCATOR AND FORMERLY of
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK,"
 
ALICE BAG
Musician, author, punk feminist,
junior pastry chef, master troublemaker.  
 
& LOCAL TALENTS NIGHTRAIN,
JULIE C., & SISTA HAILSTORM
 
THREE DAYS, TWO LOCATIONS, ONE LOVE
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 (5:00pm doors)
AFROLATINA WOMEN WHO ROCK:
"WARMING UP THE HONEY"

 

 @ WASHINGTON HALL (153 14TH Ave., Seattle, WA)
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 (3:00-10:00pm)
WOMEN WHO ROCK (UN)CONFERENCE (details below)
"HONEY & HEALING"
 
 Saturday, April 26, 2014 (10:00am-12:00pm)
WOMEN WHO ROCK w/ ALICE BAG, JESSICA MILLS, NIGHTRAIN
"SPIKING THE HONEY"

 

@ THE BUSH SCHOOL (3400 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA)
 
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

For More Information contact:

Luzviminda “Lulu” Carpenter, Michelle Habell-Pallan or Sonnet Retman,

Women Who Rock Community

(206) 543-6981 | womenwhorockproject@gmail.com |http://womenwhorockcommunity.org

 

SEATTLE, WA – April 24-26, 2014 – Women Who Rock “Making Scenes, Building Communities” welcomes the fourth annual (Un)Conference and Film Festival "Honey & Healing" with a series of three events from Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  All events are free and open to the public. Children and families are welcome.

 


 

Festivities kick off on April 24th at 5:00pm at Washington Hall(153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122) with "Afrolatinas Who Rock: Warming Up the Honey,", an event honoring Afrolatinas in the arts.  This first event is organized by MÁS: Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle and includes films, discussions, music and dance performances. 

 

On April 25th, the Women Who Rock (Un)Conference begins at3:00pm at Washington Hall with a community altar and calavera building workshop.  Legendary singer, songwriter, composer and educator Evelyn Harris, formerly of the Grammy-nominated Black women’s a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, will provide the keynote and perform (8pm).  The theme of “Honey & Healing” is to acknowledge the sweetness we allow ourselves as women who resist, survive and practice resilience, demonstrating how women have brought community together to heal through the arts and create beauty out of oppression. This theme is embodied in the Green Bodies “The Mix” Market featuring local art & goods by entrepreneurs, healers, artists, and snack geniuses.  We invite vendors to this massive mix of creators of healing (See Green Bodies link below for more information).  The event includes a film festival co-sponsored by Native Voices (5:30pm), and community cypher & jam featuring Seattle Fandango Project, Yakima Fandango Community, Women's Caribbean Steel Pan Project (6:30pm) and 206 Zulu Malika Jamwith hip hop artists Julie C & Sista Hailstorm along with b-girls to close down the evening (9:15pm).

 

On April 26th (10am-12pm), the festivities close at The Bush School (3400 E. Harrison Street, Seattle, WA) with "Spiking the Honey," a discussion,  and performance unpacking the power of the female in the punk rock world featuring punk legend Alice Bag, Night Train & Jessica Mills.

 

Our goal is to generate dialogue, build and strengthen relationships between local musicians and their communities in collaboration with educational institutions.  We emphasize community involvement in the event and encourage attendees to participate in creating dialogue.

 

All events, especially April 25th, are D.I.W.O. (Do It With Others).  We encourage participants to bring instruments, paintbrushes, beats, ideas, recording tools, your singing voice, knitting, art supplies, jarana, and dancing shoes to add to the “mix” of the market, altar, and jam sessions!

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All events are free and open to the public. Children are welcome. For advance registration, visit https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mhabellp/224598. Registration will also be available on the day of the event.  To RSVP via Facebook and for more information go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450836495153679/?context=create&source=49


 

For more information, to volunteer with us, to learn more about the project, learn about accessibility of buildings and space, and to contribute your stories to the Women Who Rock Oral History Archive (hosted by the University of Washington Libraries), please visit: http://womenwhorockcommunity.org and/or email:womenwhorockproject@gmail.com.


 

For information about the Women Who Rock Archive:http://content.lib.washington.edu/wwrweb/


 

For information about “Afrolatinas Who Rock: Warming Up the Honey,” contact movimientoafrolatino@gmail.com

 

For information & to participate in the Community Jam Sessionand the Green Bodies “The Mix” Market, contactgreen.bodies.seattle@gmail.com .  Tables are $25.00, to be one of the vendors, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xWzgqpbvi_OctBf_jG4WBLjDBK9C9Jcqaz_H_aTQHpo/viewform


 

For information about “Spiking the Honey,” contactjabali.stewart@bush.edu

 

Information about featured keynote and artists:

Evelyn Harris: www.evelynharris.com

Alice Bag: http://www.alicebag.com/

Julie C: http://julie-c.com/

Sista Hailstorm: http://bgirlmedia.com/hailstorm
Festival de Dia De Muertos Seattle: 
https://sites.google.com/site/diademuertosfestival/


NighTrain: http://nightrain-seattle.com/

MÁS: Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle: http://movimientoafrolatinoseattle.blogspot.com/


Native Voices:  Indigenous Documentary Film: http://www.com.washington.edu/nativevoices/


Green Bodies & Uzuri* Productions: https://www.facebook.com/UzuriConsultingandProductions


Seattle Fandango Project: http://sites.google.com/site/seattlefandango/


206 Zulu: www.206zulu.com

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