In June 2017, Seattle’s Charleena Lyles’ life was taken by the Seattle Police Department. Almost one year
later, we are coming together to honor her memory and speak back to injustice through art,
performance, and word.
For Charleena: Amplifying Black Womxn’s Voice is a collaboration between Youngstown Cultural Arts
Center and artist Wynn Adele, whose inspired artwork, For Charleena, is now on display at Youngstown.
This is a two-part event, designed to center and uplift the voices of Black Womxn artists and Mothers of Color. Friday, June 1st will feature musical and dance performance, poetry, story, live painting, and other expressions. We’ll follow this immersive arts event with a day of wellness workshops on Saturday, June 9th – all happening at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
We’re grateful that Charleena’s family will be present with us Friday night. Please join us in celebrating her memory through community healing.
Friday, June 1st:
Performances featuring Aramis Hamer, Mujale Chisebuka, Azura Tyabji, Le’Ecia Farmer & That Rebel
Itch, Shakiah Danielson, Stephany Hazelrigg & special guest, and more.
Saturday, June 9th:
Wellness Workshops with ChrisTiana ObeySumner, Jennifer Moore, Randy Ford, and Carlynn Newhouse.
Suggested entry donations are $5 and $10, respectively. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
A portion of artists’ and vendors’ proceeds will be gifted to the Lyles family, and donations to Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association will help offset costs of event and space at Youngstown
Cultural Arts Center.
West Seattle, Washington
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