Stand up, Speak Out…In Solidarity With Women’s March on Washington Jan 21 2017

 HELLO THERE!

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UPDATE…

SISTER MARCH CARDIFF 

JOIN THE GROWING NUMBERS COMING ALONG TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON

AND THEN ENJOY THE

SISTER MARCH CARDIFF AFTER PARTY 

Over the course of the day there will be speakers and music and song and spoken word. The exact line up will continually evolve until the day of the event, but so far we can confirm…

GWENNO DAFYDD – EVENT MC

Our MC is a Leadership and Public Speaking Coach working worldwide and Wales wide in person and by Skype. Her website: www.gwennodafydd.co.uk Gwenno has been a writer and professional performer since 1980. Her book about female stand up comedians (Stand Up & Sock it to Them Sister) was recently published by Parthian and she says #GiveTrumpTheHump

BOBBIE-JO

Bobbie, a powerful woman with a powerful voice will be showcasing her acapella skills for Sister March. Bobbi is part of an excellent local seven-piece music collective, who blend funk, soul & jazz to create their unique sound.  Check them out here: facebook.com/Bobbie-Jo-Creative-1249280091768189

 

SALA FADELALLAH

Poet Sala is the first person from Cardiff to win the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award (2014). 
Check out the winning poem here: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/the-end-of-our-journey/

HANAN ISSA 

Hanan is an official writer for MuslimGirl.com and Huffjngton Post UK. She is also a poet and spoken word artist and have performed at events across the UK as well as been featured on both major Muslim networks (Islam Channel and BMTV). She’s a mixed race on-the-fence feminist and her work explores the muslim female experience. For more about Hanan or her work, check out her website www.hananissa.com

“There is a power within you that could melt the mountains if you weren’t so afraid to reach for it.” – Hanan Issa

GEMMA JUNE HOWELL

Gemma is a poet who has an excellent ear for everyday speech and captures female voices boldly in her book Rock Life: 17 Poems from the Welsh Valleys. Co-organiser of these events in Cardiff, she is passionate about working towards ensuring voices with something to say don’t go unheard  www.gemmajunehowell.co.uk

COSMO

Cardiff’s very own Mockney Scots-Hungarian folk-punk satirist joins us on a stopover from his world tour of Splott and Adamsdown. More about Cosmo on www.cosmoguitar.net

WILL FORD

Will is a spoken word performer who jumps between the very serious and the very not so serious. He may even sing at you. He likes to be satirical. His website is www.willdeanford.com He says “What the feck happened in 2016? Did the handcart finally reach Hell?” 

By Will Ford…some event specific rewording of songs…

 

STAR SPANGLED SPANNER

Oh, say, can you see by the Trump Twitter Feed

Every word is ignorant and fuelled by greed

As a way, to govern, it is not the best

He’s the damn President, he is not Kanye West

Each time Donald Tweets, I imagine his feet

Stamping like a toddler who’s been told ‘no more sweets’

No way does that Star Spangled Spanner have a clue

Throwing tantrums on the net, makes him look like a tool…

 

DEFY THIS MAN (with apologies to Tammy Wynette)

It must be hard to be a woman

In a world where men like Trump exist

On behalf o’ some of my gender

I say shove his dumb agenda

Somewhere the sun does not persist

If you believe what he is saying

I can’t believe you’ve though it through

Without a thing called immigration

There’d be no U.S nation

As advertised to me and you

 

Defy this man, don’t let this moron linger

Put his words through the wringer

Show him your mid-dle finger

Defy this man, for all you’re worth, I swear it

Is not his Earth, we share it

That’s the circle, so let’s square it….

Defy this man

And show the world you mean it

In every single way you can…

Defy this man.

ORIGINAL BLOG…

I have been asked if I know any poets, of whatever gender, who would like to read work about Women’s Rights and/or Austerity as part of a march being organised to show solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, Jan 21 2017.

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Well, do I know any such poets? Follow the link, join the group, CARDIFF SISTERS OF SOLIDARITY, to get into the discussion. Grind your syllables to scalpel sharpness…share this blog if you you would be kind. Spread the word, let your voices be heard.

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CARDIFF SISTERS OF SOLIDARITY

www.willdeanford.com

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