Deolinda Abstrac

Spoken Word Artist Who Engages The Community Through Womanhood, Self-Awareness, and Body Positivity.


Seasonal Sharing Event Featuring Destinny Fletcher
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Seasonal Sharing Event Featuring Destinny Fletcher

This will be a night where artists are invited to share films, music, visual art, spoken word and storytelling in Milwaukee. BE THERE TO SHARE WITH US FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Event Inquiry:
Tuesday, December 18th
Seasonal Sharing Event | 6 - 9 PM
NŌ STUDIOS® Gallery and Screening Room
1037 W. McKinley Avenue

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street.

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Power & Money & Wisconsin & Writers
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Power & Money & Wisconsin & Writers

Woodland Pattern Book Center and Milwaukee Rep will co-host Power & Money & Wisconsin Women Writers, a salon-style event celebrating and amplifying the voices of local women-identifying authors. 

In conjunction with The Rep’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson (America’s most produced contemporary woman playwright) & Margot Melcon, five Wisconsin women writers will come together to discuss the influence of power and money on their work and lives. 

These writers include Susan Firer, Destinny “Deolinda Abstrac” Fletcher, Siwar Masannat, Denise Sweet, and Lucy Tan.

Every attendee will receive a bibliography listing Milwaukee leaders’ recommendations for favorite Wisconsin-based authors, and emerging local artists will also find resources and further opportunities to build professional connections in the community.

The event is FREE, and give-what-you-can donations will be accepted at the door. 

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"The Power of Storytelling" Poetry Reading with Sue Blaustein
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

"The Power of Storytelling" Poetry Reading with Sue Blaustein

The Power of Storytelling by House of the Tomato presents the amazing Destinny “Deolinda Abstrac” Fletcher and Sue Blaustein for a night of poetry, humor, and charismatic stories! All in GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN! Come support your local Milwaukee Natives as we travel to bless the mic with our words of wisdom, ownership, and womanhood.

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NWO Presents Female Artists Only featuring Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

NWO Presents Female Artists Only featuring Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher

This event will be jammed pack with so many talented and powerful female artists from Milwaukee, Chicago, Waukegan, and of course Kenosha! Come through to support the world of women through poetry, visual art, music, fashion, and much more! Destinny “Deolinda Abstrac” Fletcher will be there to rock the stage with these amazing women! You don’t want to miss all this feminine/femme energy! ALL FREE!

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Black Arts Fest MKE
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Black Arts Fest MKE

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher will be rocking the stage at this year's Black Arts Fest MKE! Show up and Show out for all this amazing art! From visual arts to dance and performance art, YOU GOTTA BE THERE FOR THE CULTURE! 

A celebration of African and African American traditional and contemporary culture through artistic expression - dance, music, cultural activities for children, a marketplace, food and so much more.

Performances from the amazing Naima Adedapo, Tony! Toni! Tone, MC Lyte, Bobby Rush, and Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience! 

YOU CAN'T MISS THIS!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE ONLINE FOR ONLY $9.00

$12.00 AT THE DOOR! 

Purchase Tickets Here: https://blackartsfestmke.sfgrounds.com/

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RAW:Brooklyn Presents Magnify Featuring Destinny Fletcher
Jun
27
to Jun 28

RAW:Brooklyn Presents Magnify Featuring Destinny Fletcher

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher has been invited to rock the stage IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK! Check us out in a city near you! "Black Girl Be Storm" copies will be there along with your favorite poems and new art coming your way! Alongside, there will be crazy-dope musicians, artists, photographers, and models! YOU CAN'T MISS THIS ASTONIDHING EVENT! 

WHERE: Brooklyn Night Bazaar

TIME: 7:00PM - 12:00AM

DATE: Wednesday, June 27th 

TICKETS: $20! COME THROUGH!

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Pridefest: Wom!nz Spot Lounge/Cafe Last Feature
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pridefest: Wom!nz Spot Lounge/Cafe Last Feature

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher is back at the Wom!nz Spot, PRIDEFEST! Coming to rock out the stage with a gang of amazing poets!! DON'T MISS THIS PHENOMENON THAT EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS! Some old poems. Some new! Check out the projects we've been working on!

WORDS FROM PRIDEFEST ON PREVIOUS YEARS: Whether she’s on the stage or on the page, Ms. Deolinda Abstrac creates such an intimate atmosphere with her poetry and her pieces that it feels like she’s speaking directly to you. Her poetry performance represents womanhood, body positivity, and self-awareness. Destiny “DeolindaAbstrac” Fletcher has developed a continuous relationship with Pridefest’s Wom!nz Spot Lounge as this will be her 3rd performance prior to previous showcases.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH

6:00PM

PRIDEFEST

WOM!NNZ SPOT LOUNGE/CAFE!

 

 

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Gathering Place of the Poets
May
23
to May 24

Gathering Place of the Poets

  • Riverwest Public House Cooperative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One year following the release of Return to the Gathering Place of the Waters, Milwaukee's poetry community remains vibrant and strong. Join us for an evening of celebrating the broad variety of excellent verse our city contains. We'll feature local presses and readings by over 30 Milwaukee scriveners. We'll gush, we'll listen, we'll party. 

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher was invited to share some poetry on this night with many amazing local artist of the craft! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 

Featured Presses:

Most Pulp
Adjunct Press
Vegetarian Alcoholic
(more to be announced)

Admission: Free!

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RAW: Toronto Presents Magnify Featuring Destinny Fletcher
May
17
to May 18

RAW: Toronto Presents Magnify Featuring Destinny Fletcher

Back to Toronto we go! Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher will be performing in Toronto, Ontario once again with RAW ARTISTS! CHECK IT OUT!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE SHOWCASE? DONATE A TICKET FOR A GREAT CAUSE!  

THURSDAY, MAY 17TH

LOCATION:                                                  

MOD CLUB                                                   

722 College St.                                            

Toronto, ON M6G 1C5

TIME:

7:30PM - 12:00AM

TICKETS ON SALE: $20.00

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Movements: Film/Performance/Music
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Movements: Film/Performance/Music

MOVEMENTS! A night of moving art! 
Moving physically / emotionally / tangibly
Come out for an exhibition of film, performance, and music above Company Brewing on April 28th!

Enter through the bar and go up the stairs in the back.

Featuring work from; Destinny Fletcher, MPower Theater, Austin Rogers, M.O. Guzman, Nia Rutledge, Vinny Tunzi, Teena Wilder, Kylie Leverette, and musical performances by LOOPLESS and Fuzzyhead!

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J3 Presents: Art Slam!
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

J3 Presents: Art Slam!

  • Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts/Riverwest Artists Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher and many other amazing artists will rock the house Saturday night for a grand time! Along with so many dope performers, there will be artwork from your local artists as well to celebrate! 

 

Copies of "Black Girl Be Storm" will also be available for $15, but we only have a limited supplies, so make sure to get a copy before they're all gone! 

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Live and Online: Expression Session Featuring Destinny Fletcher
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Live and Online: Expression Session Featuring Destinny Fletcher

The Live and Online: Expression Session is a writing workshop, a community, and culminates with a featured performance by Destinny Fletcher.

Attend from anywhere in the world by phone or video.

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm PST/3:00pm - 5:00pm CST

Want to connect with writers, creatives, and poets from around the world? Are you looking for a breakthrough of inspiration and expression? Join us from anywhere in the world THIS Sunday!

Here's how to attend:

Join via video: https://zoom.us/j/6990514887

Or Phone: US: +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 699 051 4887

Register at: tomearl.com/events.

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RAW: Toronto Presents Envision Featuring Destinny Fletcher
Feb
22
to Feb 23

RAW: Toronto Presents Envision Featuring Destinny Fletcher

Thank you to all of our friends, families, and readers for all of your hard work and motivation. RAW Artists invited us to perform at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom back in October 2017 and with such dedication and amazing ticket sales, we were invited to showcase out of state for our next show. Well, we've got our answer!

Because of you all, we have been invited to showcase in TORONTO, ONTARIO IN CANADA!! The excitement is real as we represent Milwaukee, WI all over the globe!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE SHOWCASE? DONATE A TICKET FOR A GREAT CAUSE!  

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

LOCATION:                                                  

MOD CLUB                                                   

722 College St.                                            

Toronto, ON M6G 1C5

 

TIME:

7:30PM - 12:00AM

TICKETS ON SALE: $20.00

 

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Our Dearly Departed Internet: Fundraiser & Book Release Party
Dec
30
to Dec 31

Our Dearly Departed Internet: Fundraiser & Book Release Party

  • Secret Location! Contact for Details! (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Teatro di Affetto in conjunction with Vegetarian Alcoholic Press is hosting a funeral for the internet!

Close 2017 by celebrating the release of a special post-internet dystopia-themed chapbook while raising funds for the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality.

MUSIC BY: LUXI

THEME: A zany, campy, playfully grim funeral, with dancing, beverages, music, and a wacky celebration of meme culture and bound books. Wear your most theatrical funeral attire, fancy hats, or literary-inspired outfit. 

DOOR COVER INCLUDES A COPY OF THE CHAPBOOK: $10-$20 sliding scale

FUNDRAISER: Funds raised will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and J20 arrest support.

EULOGY CONTEST: Write your own absurd and over-the-top eulogy for Net Neutrality. You may perform it yourself, or have it performed. Winner will receive an exciting gift from VA Press.

SHOWCASE: Multiple Milwaukee presses and independently published writers all under one roof.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:
Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher
Anja Notànjà Sieger
Bryon Cherry

END OF YEAR TAROT READINGS by Intuitive Insights Tarot


This event is 21+

**Please DO NOT share the address publicly or on social media. Please DO invite all your friends**

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6th Annual Fight For A Funky Cure Fundraiser
Nov
12
to Nov 13

6th Annual Fight For A Funky Cure Fundraiser

FIGHT FOR A FUNKY CURE!

A collection of MIlwaukee's best poets, MCs, artists and performers come together for this special one-of-a-kind event to celebrate the ones we love through music and art, with 100% of the proceeds going to Cynthia's Breast Cancer Giving Circle. Performers include Brit NicoleMikey Cody Apollo,Bobby DrakeDestinny Fletcher, Elle Renee, AUTOMatic and more! And there will be live art by Jazz West!

All of our sponsors have generously donated raffle prizes that will be given away throughout the evening and our gracious venue Company Brewing is donating a portion of their dinner sales to the cause. Visit http://reservations.companybrewing.com/ for dinner reservations.

Don't miss this fun event for a cause!

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RAW: Milwaukee Presents SAVOR Featuring Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

RAW: Milwaukee Presents SAVOR Featuring Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher

  • THE RAVE/EAGLES CLUB/EAGLES BALLROOM (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher will be performing at THE RAVE as a contribute and collaboration of Milwaukee Artist and many artist all over the country! There will also be a fashion show for your enjoyment! CHECK OUT OUR PROFILE ON RAW ARTISTS!

18+

PROFILE HERE: http://www.rawartists.org/deolindaab

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT: https://www.rawartists.org/tickets/purchase/2171/331522

 

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‘The Beautiful':The Stories She Tell, short film by Maeve Jackson
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

‘The Beautiful':The Stories She Tell, short film by Maeve Jackson

Join us at the screening of my short film "‘THE BEAUTIFUL': THE STORIES SHE TELL" at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Cast: Nadirah Dotson, Destinny Fletcher

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE: https://mkefilm.org/the-milwaukee-show-i/ 
(there is a little button that says "Buy Ticket". Definitely get tickets in advance, as screenings do sell out.)

Description:
By unraveling the scarf, the woman reveals her hair as the internal thoughts about black self-image are projected through spoken word.

The film is screening once at the Milwaukee Film Festival apart of 'The Milwaukee Show 1' - "a rare chance to see work from our local best and brightest in the gloriously opulent setting of the Oriental Theatre's main house. Highlights this year include exquisitely crafted animation, a puppet musical, and a variety of eye-opening looks at serious issues (mental health, human trafficking, and bullying)." (- Milwaukee Film)

Saturday, Oct. 7th at 7pm at the Oriental Theatre
Arrive early to get a ticket and a seat!!!

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Smash & Flash: Freedom Fries
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Smash & Flash: Freedom Fries

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Because we live in an era where the arts are being slashed, we have decided to bring all sorts of arts together. To smash for a flash: to create community through words, through dance, through song, through brief flashes of something else.

9:00PM - 12:00AM
Featuring Spoken Word by:
Ryder Collins
Mad Static
KJ Prodigy
Destinny Fletcher
Tea Krulos
Dr. Nick
Paige Towers

Burlesque by
Afrodisiac
Delihla DoubleDown
Leo Long
MilfShake
Ms. SunShine Ramel

& Bellydancing by
Nina Nazir

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ZAO Block Party Poetry
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

ZAO Block Party Poetry

  • 600 West Clarke Street Milwaukee, WI, 53212 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come party with us! We'll have food, kid friendly games, and local entertainment. The only thing we're missing is you! Hope you'll join us there.

~~~~~~~~~WE'LL HAVE THE FOLLOWING!!~~~~~~~~~
-- Bounce House for children
-- Large Community Painting Project
-- Poets...more info to come!
-- Music...more info to come!
-- Yard Games
-- Face-painting, giant bubble-making, button-making
-- A variety of food, and an open grill for Bring Your Own Meat grilling! (grill will close when the propane runs out)
-- and perhaps, even more things to be listed soon!

!!!!!BEST OF ALL.... It's all FREE!!!!!

We're on the block, and we want to meet our Riverwest community! We look forward to a fun-filled Saturday with you! ♥♥♥

-- -- --
Barricades will be blocking E Clarke St from just east of Holton St to Pierce St. Please be conscious of animal and child safety when considering to bring a pet! This is a safe-space - please be considerate of others and check any hate-speech outside the barricades.

Are you interested in contributing food/games to the block party????
Sign up to bring something by following the link below: 
http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=NMUH1066

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POETRY IN THE PARK 2017
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

POETRY IN THE PARK 2017

Please join us for our third event of the 2017 season! Poetry in the Park is a free and open to the public event that aims to build community and promote a wider appreciation for the written and spoken word. This outdoor reading series is one of a kind in the Milwaukee area, so don't miss out! The park continues to be a public space during this event, so feel free to take advantage by bringing blankets and chairs, beverages and snacks, pets and pals.

August’s Poetry in the Park lineup features four poets that will tickle your senses and rattle your brain!

DESTINNY FLETCHER (Black Girl Be Storm) is a force to be reckoned with in Milwaukee’s poetry scene. RICHARD MEIER (Shelly Gave Jane a Guitar; the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary) wraps his observations in rhythmic funky surprise. UWM Professor MAURICIO KILWEIN-GUEVARA (Poema; Autobiography of So-and-So) brings a sharp and beautiful clarity to the chaotic world. And LISA FISHMAN (24 Pages and Other Poems; F L O W E R C A R T) tugs at the corners of language, expression, and image in poems that will quench your mind’s thirst.

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Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions

HOSTED BY MPOWER THEATER!

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher is in Butterfly Confessions once again with a powerful message and monologue! You don't want to miss this!! 

BUTTERFLY CONFESSIONS, a stage-play, is a love letter to women of color that reveals heartfelt emotions about intimacy, sexual responsibility and overcoming adversity. The play blends humor and heartbreak with education, empowerment and inspiration while bringing awareness to domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. Butterfly Confessions was created and conceived by Yetta Young but was a collective effort.

MPOWER THEATER is a non-profit acting troupe dedicated to empowering survivors and offering opportunities for underrepresented artists, while creating and reenacting theater with a social justice focus on activism, advocacy, and awareness.

Friday, June 16, 2017 7pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017 7pm
DOORS OPEN at 6:30pm 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 ONLINE
AT THE DOOR: $18

UWM students may qualify for a discount if the contact MPowerTheater@gmail.com from their UWM email address. 

MILWAUKEE CAST: 

Directed by Catina Cole
Assistant Director: Tina Renee Sam
Producer: Eva Juniel
Sponsored by UWM Women's Resource Center

Ebony J. Murphy Jay Winters, Jocelynn Hosea-Davis, Marisa Hernandez-De Windt, Nikita Michelle, Tiffany Miller, Maya O'Day-Biddle, Stephanie Kimble, Star D Burks, Pansy Williams, La Soule, Regina Boston-Dixon, Danita Graham, Selena Abyss Mcknight, Jendora Kelley, Kita Mone't Edwards, Marlo Shaw, Tricia C Vasquez-Young, Shaquita Marie, LaKysha Burns, and Destinny Fletcher.

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Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions

HOSTED BY MPOWER THEATER!

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher is in Butterfly Confessions once again with a powerful message and monologue! You don't want to miss this!! 

BUTTERFLY CONFESSIONS, a stage-play, is a love letter to women of color that reveals heartfelt emotions about intimacy, sexual responsibility and overcoming adversity. The play blends humor and heartbreak with education, empowerment and inspiration while bringing awareness to domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. Butterfly Confessions was created and conceived by Yetta Young but was a collective effort.

MPOWER THEATER is a non-profit acting troupe dedicated to empowering survivors and offering opportunities for underrepresented artists, while creating and reenacting theater with a social justice focus on activism, advocacy, and awareness.

Friday, June 16, 2017 7pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017 7pm
DOORS OPEN at 6:30pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 ONLINE
AT THE DOOR: $18

UWM students may qualify for a discount if the contact MPowerTheater@gmail.com from their UWM email address. 

MILWAUKEE CAST: 

Directed by Catina Cole
Assistant Director: Tina Renee Sam
Producer: Eva Juniel
Sponsored by UWM Women's Resource Center

Ebony J. Murphy Jay Winters, Jocelynn Hosea-Davis, Marisa Hernandez-De Windt, Nikita Michelle, Tiffany Miller, Maya O'Day-Biddle, Stephanie Kimble, Star D Burks, Pansy Williams, La Soule, Regina Boston-Dixon, Danita Graham, Selena Abyss Mcknight, Jendora Kelley, Kita Mone't Edwards, Marlo Shaw, Tricia C Vasquez-Young, Shaquita Marie, LaKysha Burns, and Destinny Fletcher.

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Pridefest: Wom!nz Spot Lounge/Cafe Feature
Jun
11
5:15 PM17:15

Pridefest: Wom!nz Spot Lounge/Cafe Feature

Did you know we host a fabulous Spoken Word Showcase on Sunday June 11th? Yes! It's 5:15-6:45! See artists like Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher!

A woman with the power to create peace within her community and culture through the phenomenon in her voice. With Milwaukee, WI as her hometown, art becomes her sound and her greatest enigma. Working with the youth, Destinny experiences cultural differences and graphic stories. She relates to them heavily and even writes stories, inspired by her students. 
She was a 2012 State Poetry Slam Finalist, performed in “Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions” stage play and published her first chapbook: "Fireflies & Peroxide" in March of 2014 and her new release "Black Girl Be Storm" in May 2016 among many other appearances! Come check her out!

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Here On Earth
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Here On Earth

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher will be in WAUKEGAN, IL!! 

Here On Earth is Public Garden First Fest. We are celebrating our year run and the beauty of mother earth the weekend of the 21st. we are excited to have some returning artist and of course new faces as well. Lets all make this one of the biggest yet!!!

THE MIC

ADDRESS: 214 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

TICKETS: $7 ONLINE!  $10 AT DOOR! 

[April 21st] 

Headlining - Frank Samuel

Opening-
Dingus
The Mile
7i7 Kwony
Cam Nams & Tony
Catherine Bentley
Deolinda

Dj: Cook Up Cam

Live Painter: Lady Venus

Vendor: Conspiracy

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After & GREAT Presents: RESISTANCE!
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

After & GREAT Presents: RESISTANCE!

Destinny "Deolinda Abstrac" Fletcher will be performing at this event with new projects! Stay Tune! 

After will release a special resistance-themed issue for purchase alongside GREAT. All royalties will benefit the Standing Rock water protectors and the Milwaukee, WI chapter of SURJ through December 31st, 2017.
Issues of GREAT and After will be be available as a pair for $20, or $12 apiece.
Even if you already have a copy of GREAT, you won’t want to miss this issue of After.

After magazine is a submission-based arts magazine focused on social justice, community outreach, and artist collaboration. 

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A Night to #FreeBresha
Mar
30
to Mar 31

A Night to #FreeBresha

Bresha Meadows, from Warren, OH, is a teenager who has been incarcerated for the last 6 months due to an act of self-defense that saved her life. Join us for a night of music, poetry and community as we help raise money to cover the costs of Bresha's treatment on March 30th from 9pm to 12:30am. 

Music will be performed by Ms. Lotus Fahnk and Rocket Paloma with poetry by Destinny Fletcher and Shy Larfeeva. 

A sliding scale cover of $5 - $10 will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away. 

To learn more about efforts to #FreeBresha please check out: 
www.freebresha.wordpress.com 

Catus Club is wheelchair accessible.

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