9th Annual Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference - Dance the Archive: Memoria Ancestral

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9th Annual WWR - Dance the Archive: Memoria Ancestral - March 16, 2019

You are invited to the

9th Annual Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference

Dance the Archive: Memoria Ancestral

Free and all ages!

WHEN: March 16, 2019 (Sat.), 2-5pm

WHERE: Centilia Cultural Center: 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA, 98144

REGISTRATION (Opens Feb 20): https://bit.ly/2DXj6AW

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2910365282521445/

WEBSITE: https://womenwhorockcommunity.org

Womxn Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities (un)Conference brings scholars, musicians, performers, visual artists, media-makers, community leaders and activists together to explore the role of womxn in the creation of popular music that anchors cultural scenes and social justice movements.

This year we gather to acknowledge the value of community, the power of circle dance as a protective container, and rhythm as our connector. Memoria Ancestral is our archive of embodied knowledge that holds, transmits, and performs relational information to create and renew narratives of belonging for the survival of generations across space and time.

Afro-Latinx maestras of the traditions of bomba (Puerto Rico) and son jarocho (Veracruz, Mexico) will guide participants through movements and rhythms that tap into the vast resources of women's creativity, compassion, skillful communication, self-reflection and collective healing.  Featuring special guest maestras: Ivelisse Diaz, Amarilys Rios, Milvia Pacheco, Jade Power Sotomayor,and Iris Viveros.

The year's event will feature:

- a participatory rhythm and movement skill-share

- a dialogue about the healing power of rhythm and dance

- children’s station and button making

- Puerto Rican bomba workshop and batay

- craft and clothing vendors, food vendors

- and more

If you’d like to volunteer the day of the event, please contact Michelle Habell-Pallán at mhabellp@uw.edu.