Thursday, September 6, 2012

Celebrate women at WORD*ROCK*&SWORD

Toshi Reagon presents

Various New York City venues

September, 16-23

See full schedule below or check out Facebook.
Laura Flanders

September 16, 4pm: Why We Care! Opening Service: Laura Flanders, Sara Zaidi, Jacqueline Woodson, J. Bob Alotta

The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (between Banks and Bethune), Manhattan
FREE and open to the public

September 17, 8pm: My Name is My Own II: An Evening of Words by Formerly Incarcerated Women

Curated by: The Correctional Association of New York

Casa Frela Gallery
47 West 119 Street, Harlem
FREE and open to the public

September 20, 6pm: Rituals of Sound and Body led by Ola Ronke of So Hum Studios and vocalist/composer Imani Uzuri

Sacred Studio (

$10-$30 sliding scale. 30 spaces available (RSVP suggested). 5 scholarships available. yoga mats will be provided. please wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal and an open heart.

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya

September 21, 7pm: Free screening of A Drop Of Life and discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn


At last year's festival (l-r): Imani Uzuri, Alsarah, Sun Singleton, Invincible and Joan As Police Woman (Photo by Desdemona Burgin)

September 22, 6pm: Doors open for Word*Rock*& Sword: A Musical Celebration of Womens Lives.

Toshi Reagon, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joan As Police Woman, Lizz Wright, Slanty Eyed Mama, Morley, Dj Rimarkable, Alsarah, Imani Uzuri, Marcelle Davies Lashley, Sun Singleton, Allison Miller, Ganessa James, Alex Nolan, Liza Jessie Peterson, Arooj Aftab, Staceyann Chin, Christelle Durandy, Lenelle Moise, BETTY, Gwen Snyder Siegal, Climbing PoeTree

September 23, 6pm: Closing Service Kundalini Foods! To Heal/Cleanse Energize your Chakras With Chef/Healer Stefanie Kelly

Pillow Cafe
505 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

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