The evening will be both a calling up and a love note to extraordinary women who are rising in unprecedented ways across New York City, the country, and the world. These may come in the form of a poem, a sermon, a speech, a rant or a prayer. RISING for immigrant, disabled, Palestinian, LGBTQIA, & Indigenous rights; for those who face caste discrimination; for climate justice; a just and ethical church; the incarcerated; economic justice; a Green New Deal & for the freedom of all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Featuring Dara Baldwin, Pamela Benitez, Rhanda Dormeus, Naomi Klein, Dana Levinson, Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, PhD, Nancy Mansour, Roslyn Smith, Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Evan Rachel Wood* plus musical performances by Ryan Amador, Batalá New York, BETTY, Climbing PoeTree, KASH, The Archduke, The Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir. Hosted by Eve Ensler.
Rage Rejoice & RISE: An Evening of Celebration, Inspiration & Solidarity
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Middle Collegiate Church, 112 2nd Ave, NYC
*List in formation.