Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Dance, Music, Poetry, Scholarship, Song and more! Join us for the third annual afternoon of thought provoking and spirit moving performance in celebration of Wimmin's Herstory Month. A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets, scholars and more.
Wimmin of all generations come together to acknowledge that we stand on the mighty and magnificent shoulders of wimmin artists, educators, mentors, family and friends. Let’s celebrate and share our creative endeavors in the way we do best, by being wimmin@work!
Saturday, March 24th 3-5pm. Wimmin Vendors will begin be selling beautiful articles in the lobby at 2pm.
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701
Admission $8 at the door, Free for children under 12.
Co-produced by Hayti Heritage Center and SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods
Why this project? In short wimmin@work 2016 was conceived of as a way to say, “Hey sister wimmin artists, I see you out there working away, and I want the best for you as I do for myself.” I wanted to reach back to my teachers, students, mentors, ancestors, friends and family and say, “Because of you I do this thing called making art and when I speak the world speaks back. Thank you for that gift!” When I asked many wimmin friends in the area, “What are you doing for wimmin’s herstory month? Let’s make something happen.” The overwhelming response was, “Yes, let’s do something together.” Many of us spend so much time working hard and making life happen that we have become isolated, even as we work for and speak of community and social engagement. So, here we are, taking a breather to enjoy what we do and to notice the work that goes on around us.
What happens today is an amalgamation of wimmin artists who work independently in their lives and art. We have come together to acknowledge one another and to say, “Thank you” to our respective communities and sources of inspiration. Many of us did not know one another before today but your presence here with us affirms that creativity is meant to share, multiply and grow. Thank you for becoming the community that receives our gratitude. Thank you for being a witness and celebrant of wimmin@work!
-Project Coordinator, Andrea E. Woods Valdés