A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives
All are welcome, 8 Days in NYC
September 18-25, 2016
Toshi Reagon started the festival with the intention of, “responding creatively, showing our lives, our work, our activism and our talent. We struggle in a political climate that still tolerates and actively encourages systemic discrimination against women–from the workplace to the doctor’s office. We witness Congressional attacks on funding for Planned Parenthood; the harassment and murder of abortion providers; the denial of access to affordable health care; the constant vulnerability of women and girls to violence and sexual abuse; the daily struggle of women to hold families together in our ailing economy. We will come together to share our gifts and focus our intentions for the 21 Century.”
The festival’s flagship event is the capstone concert on September 24, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge. Over 20 musicians and artists will come together to share their gifts and celebrate women’s lives. Artists confirmed to perform include Reagon herself, Morley, Tamar-kali, Be Steadwell, Joan As Police Woman, Martha Redbone, Judith Casselberry, Marcelle Davies Lashley, Allison Miller, Ganessa James, Christelle Durandy, Juliette Jones, Lyris Hung.
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