SOULS OF WOMEN: Womanism, Arts, Music and Social Change

October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
260 Sumner St
MA 02128


From Beyonce’s “Formation” and Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman”, to Oprah’s film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, Ava DuVernay’s tv series “Queen Sugar” and Cicely Tyson’s role in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” these women and their creative work have helped to liberate, educate, empower, unite and heal communities of color. However, corrupted societal messaging, attitudes and media imagery have all attacked the soul, strength and creative integrity of black and brown women to something more fearful, aggressive and less valuable. With a large percentage of women of color succeeding in the arts, music, and entertainment fields, there seems to be underlying connections between the exploitation of womanism, being an artist/musician/creator, telling one’s truth and uplifting underserved communities.

Join us for a panel discussion as we hear from Boston’s black and brown female artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs discuss their ability to redefine womanism, and how they each use their creative work to engage diverse audiences, shift culture and/or contribute to social movements across Greater Boston.

Tentative Program Schedule

5:30pm – Doors

6:00pm – 6:05pm: Welcoming remarks

6:05pm – 6:25pm: Performance

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:35pm – 7:50pm: Q&A

7:50pm – 8:00pm: Closing remarks

Free street parking | Complimentary light bites & beverage

All Ages events | Groups of 10 packages available – email [email protected] for more information

This event is generously supported by the Boston Cultural Council and The Boston Foundation.