East End Live Art: La Voz Femenina 6
A celebration of International Women's Day
5:00 pm, Sunday, March 8, 2009
Café Flores, 6606 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023
Arte Público Press and Voices Breaking Boundaries team up again to celebrate International Women's Day with a reading by acclaimed Mexican author Rosario Sanmiguel, whose story collection, Under the Bridge: Stories from the Border / Bajo la puente: Relatos desde la frontera, was named toCríticas Magazine’s list, Top Picks for Hispanic Heritage Month. John Pluecker, who translated her work from Spanish to English will also join the gathering, and the afternoon includes a short documentary on the women of Juarez produced by artist Lise Bjorne who will also exhibit print images. VBB co-Founders Marcela Descalzi and Jacquelyn Shah will perform new work, as will students from VBB’s after-school workshop at Lee High School. VBB Founding Director Sehba Sarwar will host the show, and there will be an open mic for all. Bring your voices! This show is cosponsored by KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM, UH-LULAC, El Gato, Houston Institute for Culture, and Café Flores.