Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism workshop.
How can art be fashioned as a tool at the service of our vision for a more just and peaceful world? This interactive workshop presentation combines performance, story-telling, slide-shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. “Art is Our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, and Our Vision:” using their motto as a guide, Alixa and Naima share tactics and strategies from their walks of life as cultural workers, illuminating how poetry, media-making, creative interventions and collaborative public art can be used to strengthen our movements for social justice. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of arts activism from their own experiences and communities, and should be prepared to get creative, imaginative, and inspired!
The 24th Annual Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward, a FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront.
SAT JUNE 10, 2017 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm)
Climbing PoeTree goes on at 4:30 pm @ Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey & Ferris Streets, Brooklyn) Live music & dance on the Brooklyn waterfront with performances by:
Climbing PoeTree will be performing and facilitating at Justice Works, a conference that brings together a cross section of progressive politics and activism in New York State, at a time when our united power, coordination and understanding is essential to beat back the powers of greed and individualism that are succeeding at dismantling our social structures and further tearing down our communities.
Climbing PoeTree will provide an evening performance during the second half of Nonprofit Retreat Week, the Women Serving Women Summit at Omega Institute. The Summit is by invitation only and the performance is open to participants of the Summit.
Join us for a night of multimedia and performance as we celebrate the full force of Spring and community emergence with Climbing PoeTree and special Twin Cities musicians at the Parkway Theater. 21 and under welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 12 and under are free upon entry.
Join us for an intimate 5 day retreat in hot springs, under starry nights in the Sedona Desert. We will be co-facilitating and perforing alongside incredible artists, activists, and musicians, including actress Shailene Woodley and musicians Poragui.