FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2014
Rachel Escosia & Gayle Palma, AF3IRM LA Coordinators
On March 7th, the Los Angeles chapter of AF3IRM will present “Bridging Stories Across Our Backs” – a night of political art, poetry, hip hop, dance, and song by women of the transnational Los Angeles community. As we celebrate 25 years of struggle and sisterhood, we invite all freedom-loving people to join us on International Working Women’s Day. We will come together to celebrate our personal and collective histories and stories, and in the protest spirit of March 8th, strengthen our calls to forward the struggle for genuine liberation.
The event’s doors open at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7 PM. It will be located at The Park’s Finest, 1267 West Temple Street (cross street: Edgeware Road) in Los Angeles. The night will feature music spun by L-Boogie of Sessions LA.
Headliner, Australian musician and hip hop artist Maya Jupiter, will bless the stage with her lyrical genius. Poets Egyptian Princess, Malou, and Tres Generaciones will share their work. Members of a West African Orisa Dance group will energize us with their movements. Eledar, Asa Lioness, and several other artists will also perform.
Support women’s livelihood and the work of the female artisans and sellers by purchasing merchandise and crafts that will be on sale, including books from IMIX Bookstore, accessories from Nena Soulfly and Native Sol, and apparel from Myra Teocintli of Espacio 1839. Visual artist Cora Love will showcase her work and sell vegan goods.
Supplied by the venue host, The Park’s Finest, food will be available for purchase. Come ready to satisfy your appetite with delicious BBQ infused with Filipino flavor. Macarons from Munch Bakery will also be on sale. All proceeds from Munch Bakery and a portion of the sales from The Park’s Finest will benefit AF3IRM and Phase 2 of its sexual violence relief project with NAPIESV.
The suggested donation for the event is $10; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
This one-night only event is open to all individuals who want to celebrate the personal and political victories of women and stand resolute with us and in solidarity as we remember our journeys as women and as transnational feminists.
What: “Bridging Stories Across Our Backs” Event
When: Friday, March 7th
Time: Doors open 6:30 PM
Where: The Park’s Finest, 1267 West Temple Street (cross street: Edgeware Road) in Los Angeles.