The Marygrove College Women’s Center, The SASHA Center and The Black Women’s Blueprint of Brooklyn, New York have joined together to present a LIVE STREAMING Performance: MOTHER TONGUE: Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, Emerging Sons & Other Keepers of the Flame.
This event is FREE and OPEN to all members of our community!!!!
Please join us! FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS!
Mother Tongue: Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, Emerging Sons and Other Keepers of the Flame is a call for public deliberation! With beautiful imagery, evocative music and bold choreography, poets and actors dramatizing and performing community will speak of silences, allowances, sexual and racial dynamics that remain intensely controversial. Black men and boys will share center stage, ushering in a time for truth, a time for troubling the waters, and for claiming what’s overdue. We continue to amplify the voices of Black women through testimony about histories and legacies of sexual violence enacted upon their own bodies. Black male allies will share center stage as powerful responders, challenging us as witnesses to take imaginative leaps from present states of institutionalized violence to futures where we possess the language and tools to dismantle rape culture at every stage and across generations.
Farah Tanis, Co-founder, Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint, Founder, Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe)
Melissa Harris-Perry, Author, Political Scientist, Television Host and Liberal Political Commentator, MSNBC
Barbara Smith, Co-Founder, Combahee River Collective (1974), Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, & Council Member, Albany, NY
DIRECTORS: Pope Jackson and Lorraine LaPrade
FEATURED ACTIVISTS and ARTISTS: Darnell Moore, Piper Anderson, Nina Angela Mercer, Haki Madhubuti, Quentin Walcott, Tony Porter, Oliver Williams, Akeel St. Vil, Adaku Utah, Daphne Lee, Dorcas Evelene Davis, Erin ‘EJ’ Serrano, Nicole Patin and Grace Drums. SASHA Program will include live performances by artists from the Metropolitan Detroit Area!!!!
A Benefit Event to Support Collaboration And Prevention Programs On Sexual Assault In Communities Of African Descent.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 1 p.m.-SASHA Program & 2-5 p.m.-Mother Tongue
Marygrove College-Madame Cadillac Building
8425 West McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48221
To PRE-REGISTER Call the SASHA Center 1-888-865-7055
LOCAL Artists Supported by SASHA Center and OVW Grant #2013-UW-AX-0005