9th Annual Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference Dance the Archive – Memoria Ancestral

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Women Who Rock (Un)Conference 2016

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The 6th Annual Women Who Rock (un)Conference will be held on April 7 and 8, 2016 at Heritage University. The annual (un)Conference is participant-driven and centered around issues of gender, race, class and sexuality. Our goal is to expand on “who” counts as women and “what” counts as rock. The (un)Conference includes dialogue about women, music and social justice; small group sessions; tradition and skills sharing workshops; music making; and children’s activities.

This year, Women Who Rock seeks to achieve our goal by focussing on creating opportunities for local, trans-national and trans-temporal through dialogue about Indigeneity, womanhood and maintaining connections to history through traditions. The National Public Radio, Latino USA radio show produced by Maria Hinojosa on the relationship between Latinos and Native Americans on the Yakama Reservation has been a source of inspiration for this conference.

“(Art) is really a tool to connect with people, to connect with myself… to connect with culture and community.” -Yesenia Hunter

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This is a photo of Yesenia Hunter and her partner, James.

Yesi is an artist and community activist in Yakima, Washington. Underneath the threads of capitalist, patriarchal values that drive music industry and popular culture, agents like Yesenia Hunter inspire vibrant communities centered around music, art, love, and positivity. Yesi works as an illustrator, linographer, and program coordinator for Yakima Music en Accion. This year, Yesi is the lead coordinator for the Women Who Rock UNconference that will be held on Saturday, April 23rd in Yakima.

Yesi was recently featured in a podcast on Latino USA Radio. Listen here for an enjoyable and inspiring story about Yakima history:

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2012 UnConference Program Now Available!

Check out UnConference and Film Festival program details today!

WWR 2012 Program (Print Version)

All events take place @ Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122. Events are free and open to the public.

Click here to register for the 2012 UnConference: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mhabellp/144086.