For Women, By Women Album Release, Potluck & Community Stage
We welcome you to the “For Women, By Women” Album Release and January Community Stage featuring Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight and Tara “T-Rhyme” Campbell! Funds raised will be donated to the Unis’to’ten Legal Fund.
The event is all ages. Admission by donation.
Eekwol and T-Rhyme – The For Women By Women (FWBW) Project
Eekwol and T-Rhyme are seasoned rappers from nehiyaw and Dene territories, currently living in Saskatoon. The For Women By Women Project (FWBW) was born out of an awakening and realization that in our music, we need to create the dialogue and steer the narratives to be our own truths. As a nehiyaw iskwewuk (Indigenous women) we are living the results of the damage that colonization placed on our families. Guided by the intentions of creating a good life and a protected path for our daughters, we are changing the story, one rhyme at a time. With beats by Justin Knight, Shane Keepness and Doc Blaze, FWBW is the beginning of a movement. We’re here to lift consciousness, not asses. We’re here to reflect our matriarchal ancestors, not in a bathroom mirror selfie. We are here to recognize our power.
— Event Schedule —
4:30 pm Reception & Elder Blessing
5:00 pm Potluck and Giveaway Time!
5:30 pm Poetry Open Mic
6:30 pm For Women, By Women featuring Eekwol & T-Rhyme!
— POETRY OPEN MIC —
Space for readers and poets who do not wish to compete within the slam! All forms of poetry, written pieces, and slam pieces welcome. Sign up at the door. Time limit of 5 minutes a performer.
Join us for our FIFTH SHOW OF THE SEASON!!
— About us —
The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society is a collective of Indigenous and ally spoken word artists bringing oral traditions and spoken word flowetry to the territory. Our January Poetry Slam is our FIRST event of the year! We hope to give space for our collective communities to share in the spoken word practice, the cultural practice of oral storytelling, and have space for poetic healing within our community.
— Volunteering —
We need volunteers for door minding, merch table, and serving food. As always, our volunteers get in free! Please message us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your spot!
— Special thank you and acknowledgements —
Thank you to our friends at Paved Arts for the donation of space and equipment!
Also we acknowledge the Community Initiatives Grant for their support for our 2018-2019 Indigenous Poets Society season!
AAAAND Thank you and shoutouts to Food Not Bombs Saskatoon for their amazing donation of extra food for the potluck!!