BLACK WEIRDO PARTY

BLACK WEIRDO PARTY

Women Who Rock Participants Official Party place. Participants get in for $5.00. This is a gift from THEESATISFACTION. We encourage folks to go, because this event is going to be HOT, even if you are not going to the conference. TheeSat is doing great things. Our hope is that you would go to both:)

Please email lulucar@gmail.com with full names for the $5 list by Tuesday March 5th (by Midnight)! Write in subject line “Black Weirdo – WWR”

By putting your name on the list, does not mean you are committing to attending, but your name will be on the list if you go and all you have to pay is $5.00. This is a 50 % discount.

THIS IS A DANCE PARTY TO MAKE YOU BOOGIE!

WHERE?
LoFi, 429 Eastlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98109
When? 9pm- 2am

WHO?
Sponsored by: THEESatisfaction & Fusicology
Groove Makers: Riz Rollins, Chocolate Chuck, StasTHEEBoss, SassyBlack
w/ special guests

$7 ADV $10 DOOR
21+

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These Streets and Women Who Rock – Featured in the Seattle Times

If you missed the front page of the Seattle Times last Friday then you missed us being mentioned on it! These Streets,  the play currently being performed at the ACT Theatre, showcases Seattles Women of Rock. We are proud to say that Gretta Harley, who spearheaded and wrote the play, will be a participant in the WWR UnConference and Film Festival this year!

Check out the article HERE!!

CONGRATULATIONS MARTHA GONZALEZ!

A HUGE congratulations to the band Quetzal for winning the Grammy for Latin rock, urban or alternative album for their song “Imaginaries”!!!  Martha, we are so proud of you and cannot send enough love and support from Seattle –> LA!

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/music/la-et-ms-grammys-2013-quetzal-imaginaries-20130210,0,4736259.story

 

Check out the song “Imaginaries”

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

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Call for Volunteers

 

Women Who Rock – UnConference and Film Festival

Making Scenes, Building Communities Conference

Looking for Volunteers to help with registration and work the event for the Women Who Rock UnConference and Film Festival through the University of Washington. Event features all day activities and keynote speaker Nobuko Miyamoto. This is a great opportunity to meet a diverse group of scholars, activists, musicians, and community members engaging in dialogue around Women and Music.

Find out more about the event at:

www.womenwhorockcommunity.org

Date: March 9th

Time: 10am-11pm

Location: Washington Hall – 153 14th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122

 

Set up/Registration: (10: 30 – 2 :00)

Assist in setting up the registration table and registering guests as they arrive, taking their information and answering any questions they may have as the event begins.

 

Greeter/Event Assistant: (10:00 – 2:00/ 2:00 – 6:00/ 6:00 – 11:00)

Help the crowd navigate the UnConference and greet guests as they come in the door. Explain the UnConference and encourage audience participation in open discussion. Depending on the time slot volunteers may be helping with organization of open mic hour, setting up rooms, escorting artists/musicians, coffee break set-up, clean up, etc.

 

Children’s Helper: (12:00 – 2:00)

Volunteer to work in the Children’s corner. Join/assist children in Mottainai dance workshop with featured guest Nobuko Miyamoto.

 

 

To volunteer please contact womenwhorockproject@gmail.com with the subject heading: Women Who Rock Conference Volunteer and include the following information:

NAME

PHONE NUMBER

AVAILABILITY

DO YOU HAVE ANY TECHNICAL SKILLS

2013 Women Who Rock UnConference and Film Festival

The 2013 WWR UnConference and Film Festival is coming up! Mark your calendars for March 9th, 12pm at Washington Hall.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; CHILDREN WELCOME

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nobuko Miyamoto

Women Who Rock 2013’s featured speaker, Nobuko Miyamoto, founded Great Leap @ greatleap.org, an arts organization that has been at the forefront of creating a cultural voice for Asian Americans since 1978.  Great Leap engages diverse communities in the artistic process to deepen cross-cultural understanding.  Miyamoto started her career as a dancer on Broadway, being cast in the film version of West Side Story.  Her first singing job was as a jazz singer in Seattle’s Colony Club, but the Vietnam War began igniting her interest in activism. In 1968, she helped Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca to document the Black Panther Party for his film Seize the Time.  She became an activist in the social movements of the 1970’s, leading her to find her own voice as a singer/songwriter.  Known as the Joan Baez of the Asian American movement, Miyamoto remembers that “music helped to really organize young Asian Americans and also helped them connect with the black community and Latino community as well.”    In 1973, with her group Yellow Pearl, she created the first Asian American folk rock album “A Grain of Sand,” now included in the Smithsonian Collection Archives. Great Leap expanded her work into music and theater productions for the stage that expressed the Asian American experience.  She collaborated with a host of artists to explore intersections of cultures and faiths. Her recent works focus on climate change, leading her to produce, write and perform in Great Leap’s series of environmental music videos, “Eco- Vids” working in collaboration with UW GWSS PhD candidate Martha Gonzalez.  (click here to view Nobuko’s and Martha recent music video cycles.greatleap.org) (Gonzalez, a 2012-2013 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow was recently nominated for a Grammy.) Miyamoto has been recognized with the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award, and a California Arts Council Director’s Award for her contribution to the arts and social change.

Check out some more videos of the amazing Nobuko: