Join us for a conversation and celebration of women. Hear from women of United Stateless and Nationalities Service Center in reflection of the current exhibition Humaira Abid: Searching for Home. Enjoy live performances by poet Kadidja Cisse and musician Reese Florence Coran accompanied by light fare and wine.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
For questions, contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager at [email protected] or 215-923-8000 ext 103.
Kadidja Cisse is a 19-year-old activist, spoken word artist, and international slam poet. She began competing in the Philly Youth Poetry Movement’s slam league when she was in ninth grade. Since then, she has performed at many open mics and slams in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, d.c. and New York. She earned a spot on Philadelphia’s Brave New Voices team in 2017. In 2018 Kadidja was awarded Artwell’s Student Leader award. Currently, she is a sophomore in college studying education at the secondary level. Kadidja wholeheartedly believes in poetry’s ability to confront social issues, spread awareness, and tell stories of marginalized people.
Reese Florence Coran
Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Reese Florence is a hand percussionist, ukulele, and guitar player. A purely haunting, bluesy, and soulful sound; effortlessly expressing inner wisdom through the preparation of her freshman album, to be released in Autumn 2020.