$40 General Admission
Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible features our region's finest actors, dancers, and musicians who will tell heartfelt and moving stories of real women who have escaped the perils of human trafficking. I Am Not Invisible takes audiences into the hidden world of trafficking victims and their quest for freedom. It is a journey that is emotionally rich, musically inspiring and visually captivating. The performance is also an invitation to become a freedom fighter, to join in the fight against human trafficking. Human Trafficking is real, it is happening in our community, and it can happen to anyone. Join us for an evening of great performances delivered by Lorna C. Hill, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Verneice Turner, vonetta t. rhodes, Melinda Capeles, Brandon Williamson, Samantha Cruz, Gunilla Kester, Venecia"Goodne$$" Green, Dayatra Hassan, Dewel “Dee” Perez and Sara Rogers. Vocals and music performed by composer/musician Drea d'Nur, choreography by Robin Hibbert. Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible is created and produced by Celeste Lawson. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Mona's House Project, executive director, Kelly Diane Galloway. Typography of Women is made possible in part with support from The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible is a project to support the fight against Human Trafficking. It promotes awareness about Project Mona’s House, which is a transitional residence for women who have escaped trafficking and are trying to rebuild their lives. It is the only such facility in Western New York. However, Typography of Women is also meant to be a vehicle that shares information on the ways we, as a community, can do our part to deter human trafficking in our region. Everyone is invited and welcome to join the fight against this crime inflicted on humanity.
Typography is a four-part event happening March 2020.
The events include
· An exhibit opening Thursday, March 4th at the WNED Horizons Community Art Gallery – runs through March 27, 2020
· An art exhibit opening Friday, March 5th at CEPA Gallery – runs through April 4, 2020
· Saturday March 21st a live musical theater performance of Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible in Rockwell Hall presented by an all-star cast of local professionals
· Sunday, March 22nd, a free public forum and open discussion on Human Trafficking at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. There is a panel of area professionals and a moderator for this event. Includes:
Barbara C. Carr – Animal rights/human rights activist, ret. Executive Director Erie County SPCA - Moderator
Craig C. Centrie, Ph.D. – Professor Medaille College and guest lecturer, University at Buffalo
Dr. Virginia A. Batchelor, – Historian, Professor Medaille College
Ilana Lane, Ph.D.- Researcher, Professor Medaille College
Mark P. Lazzara, BA, MA Humanities & Sociology, founder WNY AmeriCorps/WNY Collaborative (ret.), independent consultant marketing and public relations, community activist
Rhianna C. Rogers, Ph.D. – Assoc. Professor SUNY Empire State College, Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government
Mary Cosgrove Moran JD, Task Force Coordinator, Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force
All the events include artistic contributions from women who are real life trafficking victims/survivors/overcomers. Questions and more information email firstname.lastname@example.org