Colin Haskins & Free Poets Collective was honored to Present to a packed house: “Woman Scream” 2017, "A Scream of Freedom, to honor all the girls of the world” On Saturday March 4, 2017 – 2:00pm-4:30pm
Featured were: The Meeting House Poets & The Meeting House Jazz Trio, Hosted by Alexandrina Sergio. The Meeting House Poets: Cassandra Angelo - Richard Daigle - Jim Govoni - Clare Mazur, Esther McCune - Alexandrina Sergio - Isabelle Smith, Elizabeth Thomas - Andy Weatherwax & The Meeting House Jazz Trio: David Sergio, Piano, Walter Mayo, Bass, David Woodard, Drums Plus Featured Poet: Jessica Brooke aka Jessica Brooke Miller & Music & Poetry: Izikhotane + Open Mic Participants
It was held at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center 605 Main Street Middletown, CT, USA. This was Free Poets Collective's 4th year of participation and we were the first group certified to host the "Woman Scream" event in the USA.
Woman Scream is an annual international poetry and arts festival begun in 2011 by The Women Poets International Movement in partnership with Grito de Mujer (Woman Scream). This year’s festival will be a month-long celebration in March with the motto, “A Scream of Freedom, to honor all the girls of the world.”
The Woman Scream Festival is completely free and open to all, with no entry fees, and seeks to combine arts and cultural entertainment such as music, dance, and poetry with social awareness. This year’s festival will bring attention to issues involving young girls around the world, such as early pregnancy, child abuse, and forced labor.
The Women Poets International Movement (Mujeres Poetas Internacional, MPI Inc.) in partnership with the Grito de Mujer® (Woman Scream) brand reported that over 30 countries will be part of the 7th. Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival 2017 under the motto: A Scream of freedom, to honor all the girls of the world. Woman Scream will be celebrated from 1st to 31st of March 2017, with the participation of poets, artists and solidarity institutions.
Woman Scream 2017 will as every year, take its worldwide chain with over 200 different cities. It is organized with the altruistic support and solidarity of outstanding public and private organizations, artists and literary groups in several countries.
Some of the participating countries for this March 2017 will be: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Portugal, Haiti, Greece, Morocco, Italy, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Macedonia, Luxembourg, among others.
Woman Scream is a free entry festival, open to the general public and includes an entertaining cultural program of scenic arts, music, dance, performance and poetry with social awareness. This year, the festival will abroad themes referring to girls such as: early pregnancy, child abuse, forced labor, Human Rights, etc.
More details about Woman Scream Festival by visiting the webpage www.gritodemujer.com
Or the blog in English http://womanscream.blogspot.com
About Woman Scream
It started in 2011, as poetic-artistic festival. It is a chain of simultaneous events in different countries throughout the month of March in tribute to women and against violence. Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer in Spanish) is organized by the Women Poets International Movement MPI, Inc., from the Dominican Republic, and it has served to sensitize people about the serious violence situations women face through various campaigns, related events and topics of interest. Events have been celebrated in around 60 countries, with more than 700 activities coordinated by volunteers. Grito de Mujer and its creator, the Dominican poet Jael Uribe, have won international awards for the work they carry out in favor of women’s causes.