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StoryHarvest and the Finale of the Spirit of the Suffragettes: Toko Telo and Katani

September 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

Two images featuring band members of Toko Telo and Katani. On the left we see members D'Gary, Monika Njava, and Joël Rabesolo of Toko Telo, and on the right we see members Amani O+ and Kat SoPoetic.

Join us for our 9th Annual StoryHarvest and the final event the Spirit of the Suffragettes Summer Festival and Community Resource Fair. Just as farmers reap the harvest, providing sustenance for all, StoryHarvest is a time to celebrate all our harvests–the results of seeds sown through music, art, education, agriculture, tolerance, and everything we do to build strong, healthy, tolerant communities. The century-old suffragette message needs to be heard and updated to be made more inclusive. Women, especially women of color, still struggle for equity in their everyday lives.

We’ll bring history alive with music, positioning the suffragettes as radical role models to explore gender imbalance throughout society–from music festivals to single mother households in low-wealth communities. The Spirit of the Suffragettes is an 8-week summer concert series and Women’s Resource Fair celebrating the history of radical historical activists through an updated and more racially/economically inclusive lens. We’re presenting female and gender non-conforming musicians (predominantly women of color) alongside a resource fair highlighting the organizations and opportunities that support women and families in our extremely low-wealth neighborhood.

Thank you to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for making this project possible!

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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