Live Streaming Performance of ‘Mother Tongue’

mother tongueThe 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!

A Description:
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
College-Madame Cadillac Building
Alumni Hall
8425 West McNichols Road
, 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      

Special Screening of “The Announcement,” an ESPN Documentary About Magic Johnson

BeFunky_magic johnson.jpgOn Feb. 17 there will be a screening of “The Announcement,” an ESPN documentary about Magic Johnson and his HIV announcement to the world. The documentary includes insights from other basketball stars such as Larry Bird, Karl Malone, and James Worthy.

The film will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Women’s Center. This event is free and open to the public. 

If you have questions about the event, please contact Brenda Bryant by calling 313-927-1502 or emailing

The film “14 Women” to be shown Nov. 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

“14 WOMEN” is a film about the 14 women who held seats in the Senate after the 2006 election.  “Between 1789 and 2006, only 35 of the 1,875 people who were elected to serve in the United States Senate were women, so 2006 became a banner year when 14 women held seats in the Senate (and two more were elected in the mid-term elections held that year). Director Mary Lambert and producers Nicole Boxer and Sharon Oreck profile these women who’ve risen to the highest echelons of power and service in America in this documentary. 14 Women offers an inside portrait of women in politics” (Mark Deming, NY Times). Continue reading