Athena Unbound: Activism Through The Arts
A two day celebration of female art, artists, and activism in conjunction with International Women's Day.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 7:30PM
MAKE NOISE | MAKE CHANGE: Music and Stories Celebrating
International Women’s Day
Brittany Lee Moffitt
Dalila Huerta, La Casa de Amistad
Alicia Brown, SPARK graduate and founder of Fresh Attitudes for New Success (FANS)
Alex Sejdinaj, Co-Founder of South Bend Code School
Amanda Ceravolo, YWCA
Emcee: Terri L. Russ, Saint Mary’s College
SATURDAY MARCH 9, 12-5PM
MAKE ART | MAKE CHANGE: Free Workshops
Spoken Word as Activism Panel presented by The Poetry Den: Pamela Irving Blair, Rufaro Cathy Musvosvi, and Bianca Latrice Tirado
Directing The Female Perspective: Michiana PlayMakers, Crystal Ryan
The Photgraphic Portrait: Rita Koehler
Women Working Wonders: The Art of Making Magic, Kat Van Vleet, Michaela Duffy, and Melissa Bialko
Movement as Activism: New Industry Dance, Chloé Ilene
Counter-Narrative Storytelling and Theatre for Intersectional Racial Justice:
InterAction Initiative Inc., Deandra Cadet
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 5-7PM
Women’s Art Exhibition: “Women, Home, and the Revolution of
Memory” Curated by Rita Koehler
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 7:30-10PM
MAKE WAY | MAKE CHANGE: Songs, Scenes, and Conversations
Penn High School: Excerpts from the play Radium Girls
Cynthia Simmons-Taylor: Song – “Lot’s Wife” from Caroline, or Change
Laurisa LeSure: Song - “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from "Funny Girl"
Lisa L. Nicole: Song - “Pretty Funny” from "Dogfight"
Libby Klesmith: Song - “Back to Before” from "Ragtime"
Dawn Marie Hagerty: Song - “What’s the Use of Wond’rin’” from "Carousel"
Theresa Azemar: Monologue - “Black and Woman and American”
Odalis Gonzales: Monologue - “A Number You Don’t Want to Be”
Noelle Gunn Elliott: Reading - “What Strong Women Do”
Natalie MacRae-Waggoner: Song - “As Long As He Needs Me” from "Oliver!"
Karen Dickerson: Song - “I Enjoy Being a Girl” from "Flower Drum Song"
Tonika Johnson: Excerpt from “Folded Map”
Tonika Lewis Johnson: Chicago-based photographer and activist
Rufaro Musvosvi: Zimbabwean-born poet and mechanical engineer
Andrea Halpin: Lawyer and women's advocate
Susan Tybon: YWCA North Central Indiana, President & CEO
Kathy Burnette: Owner of The Brain Lair Bookstore
Meghan Beard: Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Faculty Coordinator, Clay H.S.
Emcee: Laura Moran Walton
All profits from the event will be split between:
Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative Saint Mary's College
YWCA North Central Indiana
Special Thanks to:
Halpin Slagh PC, Attorneys at Law
Eco Owl Press
Hackett and Associates, PC
Oh Mamma’s on the Avenue
Souunds South Bend
The Purple Porch Food Co-op
Homebody: A House Concert Festival