Women Who Rock: Honey & Healing

Three Days. Two Locations. One Love!

Women Who Rock “Making Scenes, Building Communities” welcomes the fourth annual (Un)Conference, Film Festival & Oral History Archive “Honey & Healing” with a series of events from Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th. Children and families are welcome.

Invitation to  “Honey & Healing.”  All events are free and child-friendly.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

brick18 Evelyn Harris has dedicated her voice to giving depth and meaning to an extensive array of musical styles, creating stirring interpretations of African-American traditional and contemporary material, freedom songs from around the world, jazz, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel and blues.

Her 18-year tenure with the internationally acclaimed Black women’s acapella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock guided her studies as an artist, performer, arranger and composer. Her compositions include State Of Emergency (1988 Grammy nomination)and My Lament. With Sweet Honey, she recorded and co-produced ten albums on the Warner Brothers, Redwood, and Flying Fish labels.

Evelyn relocated to the Pioneer Valley in Fall 2002. For over 3 years, she directed the choir at the North Hadley Congregational Church and facilitated writing and singing workshops with teenage mothers through the Springfield, Mass YWCA. With an emphasis on the social, political and economic conditions of Blacks in America, she has taught “Introduction to African-American Music” at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School, MacDuffie School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College and Westfield State College among many others. Evelyn currently directs “The Ku’umba Women’s Chorus” at the Northampton Community Music Center and uses singing as cognitive therapy with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients in several nursing homes in the area. During the summer, she is a vocal instructor at the Jane Hanson Vocal Music Academy and the Institute for the Musical Arts Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls Camp. She has enthusiastically shared the stage with The Safari East Jazz Trio, Hip-Hop performance poet Lenelle Moise, singer-songwriter Pamela Means, pianists Miro Sprague, Jeff D’Antona, Stephen Page, Joel Martin and Jerry Noble as well as saxophonist Charles Neville. Earlier collaborations with a diverse spectrum of artists include Odetta, Holly Near, Glory Van Scott, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, June Jordan, Sonia Sanchez, Horace Boyer, Art Steele, Jane Sapp, Zap Mama and Take 6.

Evelyn will be accompanied by Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 8.52.59 PMJanice Scroggins.  Janice is one of the most in-demand pianists in the Northwest today. She’s on a ton of albums, not just on Flying Heart, but on this label she plays on Eddie Harris’s album, Tom McFarland’s first album, all three Esquires albums, and her own album of Scott Joplin rags. This was for many years the only recording on which Janice Scroggins is the named headline artist. A newly remastered pressing was released in 2010. Furthermore, Janice is all over our 18-song Portland Blues sampler, “A Taste of the Blue Rose,” playing with practically everyone on the project, in a kind of “house band” that included Randy Monroe on bass and Carlton Jackson on drums. Writing in the November 1998 Two Louies, S.P. Clarke describes Janice as “the very model of the perfect side musician, utilizing space in her keyboard delivery, leaving plenty of room for the other players, while glistening in her moments to shine.” That assessment is as accurate today as ever.

Janice has a new CD out called Piano Love and released in 2014 on Michael Allen Harrison’s MAH label. This is the album we’ve all been waiting for! It is a thing of beauty

THE UNCONFERENCE AND FILM FESTIVAL

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 at 3:00pm 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).  She will be accompanied by Janice Scroggins. 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 Jam with 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.

Guest scholars & critics:  Mary Pat Brady, Daphne A. Brooks, Mako Fitts Ward, Martha Gonzalez, Kate McCullough, Gaye T. Johnson, Sherrie Tucker, Ann Powers, and Deborah Wong. 

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.

INVITE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1450836495153679/ 

♥ Free advance  registration @ https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mhabellp/224598.  Please register!!!  Registration will also be available on the day of the event.

Please help spread the word by inviting your friends, FB or in person!

Check for updates @ womenwhorockcommunity.org
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Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/womenwhorockcommunity
Twitter @womenwhorock206(#WomenWhoRock206)
E-mail: womenwhorockproject@gmail.com
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SCHEDULE:
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Thursday, April 24 || Doors Open at 5PM
@Washington Hall (153 14th Avenue, Seattle)

“WARMING UP THE HONEY: Afrolatina Women Who Rock – honoring Afrolatinas in the arts

Organized by: MÁS Movimiento Afrolatino seattle
Films, discussions, goods for sale, music and dance performances.

Details at: movimientoafrolatinoseattle.blogspot.com or movimientoafrolatino@gmail.com
Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410270119235297/?ref=br_tf
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Friday, April 25 || 3:00 PM – 10 PM
@ Washington Hall (153 14th Avenue, Seattle)
“HONEY & HEALING”

3:00 Green Bodies “THE MIX” Market, Community, Altar and Sugar Skull Workshop with Jacque Larrainzar , Slow Food, Music. (Bring cash for vendors).

5:30 Film Festival

6:30 Community Jam Session – Featuring:
Cypher lead by Julie C.
Seattle Fandango Project
Yakima fandango Community
The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project

8:00 Keynote: Evelyn Harris formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock, with Janice Scroggins

9:15 Performance – 206 Zulu Malika Edition
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Saturday, APRIL 26 || 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
@ the Bush School (Community Room) (3400 E Harrison St, Seattle)

“SPIKING THE HONEY”

With special guests: Alice Bag, Jessica Mills, & NighTrain
Unpacking the Power of the female in the punk rock world
Contact: jabali.stewart@bush.edu
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SPONSORS: Women Who Rock Collective, Uzuri Productions, Greenbodies, 206 Zulu Nation, Real Colored Girls, MÁS – Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle, De Cajón Project, Seattle Fandango Project, Yakima Fandango Community, The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project, Queering the Museum Digital Storytelling Workshop, Dia De Muertos Seattle, The Bush School, Social HeARTistry Educators (S.H.E.), City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, EMP Pop Conference. University of Washington Sponsors:  Simpson Center for the Humanities, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, American Ethnic Studies, The Graduate School, Native Voices, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Diversity Research Institute, Communication Department,ASUW, Women Who Rock Student Club, Beyond HB 1079, College Assistance Migrant Program, UW Libraries Digital Initiatives. Special Thanks to Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló for keynote sponsorship.

To request disability accommodation, contact Washington Hall at 206-595-5886

Women Who Rock Community supports, develops, and circulates cultural production, conversations and scholarship by cultural producers and faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates across disciplines, both within and outside the University, who examine the politics of gender, race, class, and sexuality generated by popular music. Our goal is to generate dialogue and provide a focal point from which to build and strengthen relationships between local musicians and their communities, and educational institutions.

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 Session and the Green Bodies “The Mix” Market, contact green.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,” contact jabali.stewart@bush.edu

INFORMATION ABOUT FEATURED KEYNOTE AND ARTISTS 

Evelyn Harris :www.evelynharris.com (with Janice Scrogginshttp://home.teleport.com/~flyheart/fhjanice.htm)

Alice Baghttp://www.alicebag.com/

Julie Chttp://julie-c.com/

Sista Hailstormhttp://bgirlmedia.com/hailstorm

Festival de Dia De Muertos Seattlehttps://sites.google.com/site/diademuertosfestival/

NighTrainhttp://nightrain-seattle.com/

MÁS: Movimiento Afrolatino Seattlehttp://movimientoafrolatinoseattle.blogspot.com/

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

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

Seattle Fandango Project:http://sites.google.com/site/seattlefandango/206 Zulu:www.206zulu.com

 

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AFROLATINA WOMEN WHO ROCK 04.24.14

Free & Child Friendly!

AFROLATINA WOMEN WHO ROCK

04.24.14

Warming up the Honey – Pre-event: Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities

Films, discussions, goods for sale, music and dance performances to honor AfroLatinas in the arts.

Organized by MáS:  Movimineto AfroLatino Seattle.

04.24.14 Doors open at 5pm

Washington Hall 153 14th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

For more info: movimientoafrolatinoseattle@gmail.com

Movimientoafrolatino.blogspot.com

In collaboration with the 2104 Women Who Rock (Un)Conference & Film Festival “Honey and Healing” edition April 25th.  Check full schedule womenwhorockcommunity.org

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Women Who Rock planning meeting this Sunday March 16!

We are getting closer to the upcoming Women Who Rock unconference!  Be  part of the Women Who Rock planning collective for our April 25th film festival, community altar, crafts bazaar, cypher jam, music showcase and special guest speaker event! Bring a friend!

Please help spread the word by inviting your friends, FB or in person!

Snacks provided!

All meetings at Historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle 98122

Meetings 12 noon to 2pm: Future meeting dates:

March 16
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 25 EVENT

BRING THE NOISE! SOUND THE RESILIENCE! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MUSICAL BRIAGE! MARCH & RALLY!

Please invite others!
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March 8, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:30PM

11AM – Gather at Pratt Park
(1800 S Main St Seattle, WA 98122)
12:30PM – March/Musical Brigade westbound on S Jackson Street
1:30PM Rally at Hing Hay Park
(423 Maynard Ave S Seattle, WA 98104)
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Bring! Homemade Noise makers, musical instruments, shakers, baby rattles, loud voices, pots & pans, buckets to bang on with sticks, and the noise of our joint resilience!
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****Volunteer Access vehicles will be available,
please contact for more information! ******

Save the Date! 2014 Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities unConference

Save the date for the 4th annual Women Who Rock:  Making Scenes, Building Communities unConference.  Altar Building, Art Bazaar, Film Festival, and more!  Special guest performer Evelyn Harris @ 8pmFriday, April 25, 2014.  Evelyn Harris event held in conjunction with the EMP Pop Music Conference 2014.

All Ages!  Babies & Children Welcome!

All events free at Historic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District @ 153 14th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122. Bring cash for food and arts bazaar.

April 25th unConference schedule @  http://wp.me/PXEE5-RI

Check for updates @ WOMENWHOROCKCOMMUNITY.ORG

Tumblr @ womenwhorockconference.tumblr.com

Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/womenwhorockcommunity

Twitter @womenwhorock206

Questions? Email womenwhorockproject@gmail.com

Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer!

Be part of the Women Who Rock planning collective for our April 24th film festival, community altar, crafts bazaar, cypher jam, music showcase and special guest speaker event! Bring a friend!

Please help spread the word by inviting your friends, FB or in person! Our special honored keynote guest is Evelyn Harris, formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock!

More info @ womenwhorockcommunity.org

Snacks provided!

All meetings at Historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle 98122

Meetings 12 noon to 2pm. Future meeting dates:
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 25 EVENT

Free film screening: ‘Rock, Rage and Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle’s Home Alive’

Hello there!

So thrilled for former Rozz Therrien and Leah Michaels who were enrolled the Women Who Rock Community course. One of the course assignments was to film an oral history with local participants in scenes that connected music and social justice.

Leah and Rozz interviewed women from Seattle’s self-defense collective HOME ALIVE inspired by Mia Zapata’s life and were astounded that no documentary had been made about this important collective–so they decided to make one and funded the project with grants from UW (including Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies) and their own kickstarter campaign. They are truly media makers who rock! Their film screens at UW tomorrow for free! Hope you can make it.

‘Rock, Rage and Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle’s Home Alive’
When: Tue. Feb 11, 2014 7pm – 10pm (PST)
Where: Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Admission: FREE

Trailer:

Food and Art @ Women Who Rock

FOOD VENDORS

Pinay sa Seattle (Filipino Food & Snacks)

Casa Latina Domestic Workers (Mexican Food & Snacks)

Roscito’s Tamalitos (vegan tamales & other foods)

Cash only.  Items will range from $1 to $15.

 LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS

onesevenine (aka Angelina Villalobos)

Kristina Griffith

and many more

Some items will be showcased & some for sale.

UPCOMING WOMEN WHO ROCK 2013! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARCH 8 AND 9, 2013!

SAVE THE DATE!

WOMEN WHO ROCK 2013!  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARCH 8 AND 9, 2013!

CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2013 WOMEN WHO ROCK: MAKING SCENES, BUILDING COMMUNITIES FILM FESTIVAL AND UNCONFERENCE.  EMAIL WOMENWHOROCKPROJECT@GMAIL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKED TO BE INVOLVED IN ANY WAY–FROM CREATING THE 2013 THEME TO VOLUNTEERING THE DAY OF, TO CO-SPONSORING!