Celebrating Women’s Successes : Pre-Celebration Women’s March 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019 (Evening)
TYPE: Evening Reception and Performances
We are celebrating Women’s Successes on the evening before the Women’s March 2019. Join us for performances and entertainment at the WNDC with these great artists:
The Female Re-Enactors Of Distinction (FREED)
Performing dramatic readings about the legacy of African American women’s contribution to American history during the Civil War. Lisa Jacobson will portray Myrtilla Miner who founded a school for “colored” girls in Washington DC. Patricia Tyson will portray a noted educator and activist, Hallie Quinn Brown, who founded the Colored Woman’s League of Washington,and became president of the Ohio State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs.
An all-women Afro-Brazilian band that plays Samba-Reggae rhythms. They have consistently celebrated women’s successes and achievement at all the women’s marches and will perform their magic again.
Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia
Cello & voice duo from Brooklyn, New York. They will weave a river of song, prayer, and dance — of improvised melodies, ancestral incantations and ecstatic groove.
Davidica Little Spotted Horse
Alternative grunge artist from Pine Ridge Reservation who will be performing her new acoustic set.
Theresa Bear Fox
Traditional Mohawk singer/songwriter who will share songs from her nation. Founder of the Akwesasne Women Singers
Feminist, artist, Hollywood screenwriter, and creator of The Pussyhat Project.
Author of “DIY for a WTF World” (Book reading, sale and signing to follow). From the creator of the Pussyhat Project, which represents the Women’s March and is the symbol of the Resistance, comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy and success at impact.
DC Labor Chorus
Now celebrating 20 years since its inception, the DC Labor Chorus aims to build the labor movement, raise awareness of social injustice, and be an agent of change through songs of labor struggle, peace, and social justice. Members of the chorus will perform some favorite songs on themes of women’s labor history and civil rights. The DC Labor Chorus performs at concerts, rallies, demonstrations, and picket lines, most recently at a program featuring Representative Jamie Raskin.
PRICE: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members. $15 Young Dems. $10 Students. Includes light hors d’oeuvres.