MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir presents:
Rise Up All You Warriors of Love
Songs for a silent epidemic:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Red Lady by Karen Erickson
MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, is proud to present “Rise Up, All You Warriors of Love,” a tribute concert in honor and memory of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). This free concert will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park. MUSE is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign and this free concert is made possible by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Economic Support Program administered by ArtsWave.
We are proud to welcome and feature special guest artists Lyla June, musician, scholar, and community organizer (https://www.lylajune.com/ ), and Leilani Clark, poet, community organizer, activist (https://www.binationalencuentro.org/performing-artists/leilani-clark/), along with Cincinnati-native group Sage the Renegade, who will tell their stories of resilience and strength as Native Americans through poetry, spoken word, instrumental music, and so much more!
The May 5 concert will kick off a 3-day series of events, which will include a community workshop & talk on MMIW & Healing Resiliency Centered on Trauma with Leilani Clark on Friday, May 6, and a service learning project with Lyla June, centered around topics of Food Systems & Services, which will include a community-wide garden project on Saturday, May 7. More details below.
We do hope that this glimpse into our series of upcoming events ignites your hearts and minds to join us in May for all three events, and learn about the rich culture and traditions of Indigenous People. MUSE commits to elevating the voices of those who have been silenced for so long, by “shutting our mouths and listening” to Indigenous People, as they raise their voices high!
Why We Wear Red: A Workshop on Missing Murdered Indigenous Women/Girls
A workshop with Leilani Clark, Afro-Indigenous poet and activist to build awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Fri, May 6, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Peaslee Neighborhood Center
Returning to Native American Agricultural Traditions
Lyla June will delve into the science coming forward about pre-colonial land management practices and the sophisticated foodscapes co-created with nature over the centuries
Sat, May 7, 2022
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
McKie Community Center