Call for Performers

IMG_2454End the Silence Campaign, a project designed to increase awareness about sexual violence through creative expression, seeks poets, visual artists, and musical performers for a benefit concert and community awareness event on November 5, 2009. This event, which will be held at Modern Formations Gallery from 7:30 – 10 pm, is a benefit and kick-off for “Discover Your Voice,” a writing workshop for survivors of sexual violence presented by End the Silence Campaign and the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime.

Any artist wishing to perform in support of this important issue should contact Emily Monroe at endthesilencecampaign@gmail.com. Poetry, art, and music does not need to speak directly to the issue of sexual violence, but must be in the spirit of peace and community activism.

This event is designed to uplift and give hope to all survivors of violence and their friends and loved ones, as well as speak to the community about the need to address the silence that surrounds this issue. All types of performances are welcome!

Poetry Event Tomorrow!

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Come check out an amazing group of poets at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty from 7-9 pm Tuesday, September 29. This is going to be an amazing event with poetry that will truly blow your mind. You don’t want to miss this!!

The tour is called the ELEPHANT ENGINE HIGH DIVE REVIVAL- the most compelling and notable Spoken Word experience- and will include performances by Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, Shira Erlichman and Andrea Gibson. The Revival will travel the country reviving, redeeming and relieving audiences of the heaviness of their lives, ushering scalpels out of the bounce castle, taking out the trash, so you can dance on a clean floor. Born to inspire, the Revival has engaged American audiences for the last three years with its trapeze of the soul, its tightwire acts of the mind! This year’s carnival is the biggest ever, with a cast of international performance poetry champions who have graced stages from The Tonight Show to the House of Blues to San Quentin State Penitentiary!

The tour is a fun and interactive event, which draws together pertinent backgrounds, demographics, sexualities and race present on every campus. The tour is consistently asked back to colleges because it draw a huge crowd, inspires them, connects with them and most importantly SPEAKS to them.

To learn more, check out the website: http://silverspooky.com/wp-content/themes/clean-home/elephant/elephant_revival.html