Arts & Entertainment
Phyllis Adair Robinson -- Artist, poet, and author of a
self published book entitled "Living My Life" the art, words and
poems of Phyllis Adair Robinson
is an artist amongst the artists. First introduced as Sha-Key
with the 1994 Hip Hop LP release "A Headnadda's Journey to
Adidi-Skizm" helping dismantle some of the given expectations of
women in hip hop. She has since, along with reclaiming her birth
name (Hanifah Walidah), developed a vocal and performance style
that is rooted in the midnight of blues, the backrooms of house,
the silent moments of soul and the unshaken will of hip hop.
Where to place her in the musical and performance spectrum may
always be up for debate, but where to find her is clearly an
inch below the skin and just right of the point.
(Joy, Understanding, Creativity And Abundance)
Judith Casselberry is the founding member of
JUCA, an all women's reggae band,
with a rapidly rising reputation for turning out the house!
A unique and powerful group, focusing on reggae with the
influences of traditional African, rock, gospel, folk and jazz.
We bring voice to the African-American woman's experience
pulling from all our roots throughout the African diaspora.
Moon Dance Company --
Purple Moon Dance Project was founded by
Artistic Director, Jill Togawa, to realize a creative vision:
integrating non-western & western dance forms & aesthetics, &
multidisciplinary collaboration, while consistently exploring
the continuum of intimacy for women.
Since 1992, Purple Moon has produced an annual home production
in San Francisco, & participated in other performance series,
festivals, college events & rituals nationally, including Los
Angeles, Honolulu, New Mexico, Michigan and Oregon. The company
has also participated in international events such as the NGO
World Forum on Women in Beijing, China, & the Gay Games Cultural
Festival in New York. Purple Moon's educational and outreach
programs include workshops and classes for women without formal
dance training & girls; including the National Latina Health
Organization, The All Girls Photo Project, The Life Foundation
(persons dealing with HIV), The Riley Center (services for
abused women), BRAVA! for Women in the Arts & The Harvey Milk
Institute, Gay & Lesbian Outreach to Elders and The Alternative
Williams: Photographer, educator and freelance
writer, talks about her work and her new book
The Black Female Body: A Photographic History.
Lavender Light Gospel Choir: Founded
in 1985, Lavender Light is a mixed chorus (women and men) with
45 members. Although the group encompasses many ethnic and
spiritual backgrounds, the choir provides a special ministry to
black lesbians and gays, who have historically been pressured by
their communities to choose between their blackness and their