February 28th to March 27th, Vancouver
The Sista'Hood Celebration is an annual multidisciplinary arts festival that is the only event of it's kind in Western Canada. In recognition of International Women's Day Sista'Hood features local, national and international women performers and media artists. Sista'Hood's theme is the exploration of the convergence of women inmusic, dance, spoken word, media arts and community activism intoday's urban environment. Objectives
- Produce a multidisciplinary arts festival that features women aslead performers, speakers, producers, directors and workshopfacilitators; and that encourages participation from all genders.
- Produce a festival of multidisciplinary arts that features womenartists and is accessible to youth.
- Produce a festival of professional arts that explores theconvergence of women in music, spoken word, media arts and communityactivism in today's urban environment.o Provide unique opportunities for artists and audience members fromdiverse groups to participate in and appreciate multidisciplinaryarts.
- Engage participating artists in the ongoing production ofSista'Hood.
- Provide opportunities for women artists to become involved in thewomen's equality and social justice movement.
- Produce a festival of multidisciplinary arts that develops andmaintains a wide variety community partnerships.
In collaboration with Meegan Mulstaid, the director of Rock for Choice and the Under the Volcano Arts and Activism festivals, Sista'Hood 2005 will include a night of music, drag and spoken word from Vancouver's queer community.
Events and links!
Sista'Night Live — Monday February 28th Reel Sista’s Film Festival — Tuesday March 8th Hot Saucy Girls Sista'Hood Cabaret — Saturday March 12th Hot Saucy Workshops — Sunday March 13th Eat Fresh Breakdance Jam — Saturday March 19th Eat Fresh Skills Clinic — Saturday March 19th SkateOver not a Makeover — Sunday March 20th Invitational Poetry Slam — Monday March 21st Sista’Hood at Sonar — Thursday March 24th Queer Sista’s and Trans Folx Get Down — Saturday March 26th The Confluence — Sunday March 27th