Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Songs of Freedom & Resistance
Local Musicians, Writers & Businesses Rally Around
International Women's Day
Who: Local Musicians, Writers &
What: Songs of Freedom &
Where: The Rocket Room, Rocket Bakery & Fresh
Food, 272 Water St., 3rd Floor
When: Saturday, March 11, 2017. Doors
open at 7 PM with an 8 PM start.
Why: This International
Women's Day weekend serves as an opportunity to demonstrate modern
feminist activism in support of reproductive rights, women's
issues in general and other human rights issues. "Women
and their supporters are gathering on Saturday March 11 to show,
through music and dance, that these
issues matter," says organizer and musician, Sandy May. "We
want everyone to know that there are people, not just women, who
are on high alert, ready to protect
women's rights and those of minorities, immigrants and anyone whose
human rights feel threatened."
About the Songs of Freedom & Resistance Event
Join a diverse group of St. John's finest artists for an
inspiring night of music and prose at the Rocket Room, March 11 at
8PM. Host Elisabeth de Mariaffi will welcome writers Megan Coles
and Andreae Callanan and a powerhouse array of musicians across
many genres to share uplifting and provocative songs, poems, and
stories, followed by an FAF (Feminist as F**k) dance party with DJ
Musicians include Katie Baggs, Kelly McMichael,
Jenina MacGillivray, Bryan Power, Steve Maloney, Mathew Hornell,
Joanna Barker, Maggie Burton & Chris McGee, Megan Marshall,
Ruth Lawrence and many more. Tickets are available in advance for a
suggested donation of $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
All proceeds will benefit our local chapter of Planned Parenthood.
This family-friendly event has been generously sponsored by the St.
John's International Women's Film Festival, Rocket Bakery, and
Contact: Sandy May
Telephone: 725 9097