A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives IX
All are welcome, 8 Days in NYC
September 15-22, 2019
WRS IX is an 8 day community festival founded and curated by Toshi Reagon. It takes place in venues in NYC. Anything goes, music venues, clubs, community centers, churches, parks, yoga studios, bars, museums and sometimes Toshi’s house. Each place a sanctuary to be in conversation with each other.
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 21, 2019 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, Alsarah, Arooj Aftab, Taina Asili , Kala Brame, Christelle Durandy, Rachel Eckroth, Nona Hendryx , Lyris Hung, Ganessa James, Roya Marsh, Morley, Rimarkable and many more. Get your Tickets now!
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