Macha Femme & Malinalli Press presents: Turtle Island to Abya Yala, A Women of First Nations Poetry and Music Benefit - Featuring Ta’c wees. This special event will take place on Thursday, June 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. Refreshments will be provided. Children and families are encouraged to attend. All are welcome. This is a drug and alcohol free event.
who will be sharing their work from the forthcoming book, Turtle Island to
include Sherry Wilson (Dine/Pee Posh), Amy JB Wagner (Pomo/Concow), Luna Maia
(Yaqui), Brianna Lea Pruett (Cherokee), Mica Valdez (Mexica), Jaynie Weye
Hlapsi (Yaqui), Marjorie Jensen (Powhatan), and Pennie Opal Plant
(Yaqui/Cherokee/Choctaw), with a special guest performance by Ta'c wees
Island” has signified North America for many First Nations peoples and is
derived from the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois creation story of Sky Woman and Turtle
Island. “Abya Yala” is the name
given by the Kuna Nation of Panama that is commonly used by many South American
Native peoples to describe the continent known as America and means, "land
in its full maturity."
60 Native American and Latina women poets and visual artists will use all
proceeds from this event to print an anthology on the theme of love. An anonymous donor has pledged to match
all donations up to $200.00 for the publishing project. If you are not able to
attend this event, but would like to support the project a secure on-line
donation may be made at: http://kck.st/kRD2lt
Island to Abya Yala, A Women of First Nations Poetry and Music Benefit -
Featuring Ta’c wees:
Thursday, June 16th, 7pm-8:30pm, Berkeley
Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Fellowship Hall, 1924
Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley, CA.
Donation: $5 (BFUU members) $10 (general public)
turned away for lack of funds.
event is co-sponsored by Gathering Tribes and SNAG.