We are a grassroots collective that focuses on women empowerment through the arts and open dialogue. Through artistic expression, Women Rising encourages women of all ages to rise up and become leaders in the movement towards discovering one’s identity amongst the perpetual misrepresentation and under-representation in our social culture.
In October of 2010 Women Rising hosted their first Night of Creative Empowerment at Room 404 at the Citadel in downtown San Jose. The night was full of positive energy and joyous support from the community—and went incredibly well. This year we will host a panel with inspirational women from our community, as well as live music, poetry, art, and performances at Backwater Arts Gallery ( 681 Quinn Ave, San Jose CA 95112).
A small donation of $5 will be collected at the front door which will help our collective fund this event, future events, and our community mural project set to be completed this summer in downtown San Jose .
Featured Performers and Artists: Raks Africa, Kinsey of The Wild Reeds, Adriana “LaPatriota” Garcia (poet), Alex Perez of Mates, DJ Hellz Bellz, Leslie Quintanilla (poet), Frankie (poet), April Gee (art), Teri Paschere (cell0), and many more to come!
Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/411411585556318/