in honor of
National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20)
Spoken word, music, free HIV testing, free food, vendors, door prizes, & community!
Spread the word...Bring your family & friends!!!!!
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE ARRIVE AT 6:30pm :-)
Note: Make sure to come early to sign up and get a good seat. As always, we welcome anybody who is willing to help in our work in the community.
WHEN: 2nd Fri. of every month...March 8th, April 13th (@ Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia)
--->Doors Open w/ Vendors @ 6:30 pm
--->Food & Show @ 7pm
WHERE: Denver Indian Center (4407 Morrison Rd)
WHAT: All ages Open Mic Night
Come express yourself creatively or just chill with your people
$3 (nobody turned away)...Everyone is welcome!
--->Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team....The SFIS Spoken Word Program empowers students to create original poetry - which incorporates Native languages and philosophies - and then perform that poetry for diverse audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. Through writing and performing, Spoken Word Team members operate as youth storytellers who utilize the modern medium of spoken word poetry to share indigenous knowledge and perspectives with people of all backgrounds. The SFIS Spoken Word Team has been featured in the New York Times, on the PBS News Hour, and in the HBO television series about teen poetry. Additionally, the group was named one of the "Ten Who Made a Difference" by the Santa Fe New Mexican in 2008 and received a 2011 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts from the city of Santa Fe. In 2010, the team created an award-winning poetry CD entitled Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling. A documentary film about the program was released in the summer of 2012.
|Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word: We Come From|
---->Cihuatl Ce (Los Angeles)....has been spitting truth to power in the form of politically charged urban Indigenous, feminist inspired, hip-hop for the past decade. Sharing the stage with underground hip hop heavies such as Dead Prez, Bambu, Broadcast Live, The Coup, Invincible -to name a few- her high energy performances have won her dedicated admirers across the globe. She currently tours in support of her latest album, FEMI9mm: The Fury of a Wombyn, released early 2012. For the past 15 years she has been an ardent youth advocate and community organizer. In 2010, she founded the first all womyn of color cycling collective Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade and has been the driving force behind landmark events such as LA's first ever Clitoral Mass attended by close to 300 womyn as well as other rides that address the health disparities specific to womyn of color and at risk communities. As a mother driven to reach young women with a message of hope, rebellion, and defiance against relics of tradition and patriarchy, Cihuatl Ce is committed to bringing consciousness beyond just the music, unapologetically creating change and leaving fans and casualties in her wake.
|Cihuatl Ce @ KPFK & "Dreamer" @ Watsonville|
In association with:
-Branching Seedz of Resistance
-Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
-Council Paul Lopez
-Denver HIV Resources Planning Council
-Denver Indian Health and Family Services
-National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
-Servicios de La Raza
-Sisters of Color United for Education
-University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work
-Youth HIV Advocacy Coalition (YHAC)