The Courageous Vulnerability #MeToo Tour
"Courageous Vulnerability: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?"
A Non-Profit Fundraiser in Honor of #metoo, #hertoo, #timesup
A Multi-Sensory Exploration of the Non-Linear Through Art and Discourse
5pm at Copeland Commons in Taborspace
Address: 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215
Presented by Cafe de la Culture, Musical Ambassadors for Peace, and 100 Thousand Poets for Change
Live Ensemble Theater Performance of The Alchemy of Imperfection by Cara Cruickshank
Literary Salon and Conference Panel Discussion
Light Appetizers and Desserts
Proceeds Will Support Musical Ambassadors for Peace,and Our Efforts to Bring You World Class, Multi-Sensory Salons that promote women's voices, diversity and social change.
Café de la Culture is an international venue which brings multimedia literary salons, live performances, and meaningful conversations to audiences hungry to create and incubate vital ideas and new vision. We work with luminary thinkers and creators to inspire and transform those ideas into action.
Musical Ambassadors of Peace travels the world to build cross-cultural bridges, honor and preserve indigenous musical traditions and help heal women and refugees traumatized by war. We sent 40 drums with our Musical Ambassador to Iraqi Kurdistan to provide healing energy for Yazidi women recently liberated from 2 years of enforced sexual slavery under ISIL. We are now Fund-Raising to send our Musical Ambassador back to Northern Iraq for musical healing for liberated Yazidi women. "I had the privilege to work with amazing Yazidi women on the second anniversary of their genocide and help heal the wounds of war." -Dilkhwaz Ahmad, Musical Ambassador of Peace
100 Thousand Poets for Change
The first order of change is for poets, writers, musicians, artists, activists to get together to create and perform, educate and demonstrate, simultaneously, with other communities around the world. This will change how we see our local community and the global community. We have all become incredibly alienated in recent years. We hardly know our neighbors down the street let alone our creative allies who live and share our concerns in other countries. We need to feel this kind of global solidarity.
Hosted by Cara Cruickshank
Cara Cruickshank is a Brazilian-American living in France. As a woman living in three cultures, she has a first-hand, intersectional view on cross-cultural themes relevant to modern women. She began her professional career in theatre at age 10 on Broadway in the musical Les Misérables. She has independently produced, directed, and choreographed over 60 independent productions in the U.S. and abroad (including Turkey, France, and Brazil), often focused on women's' empowerment.
Cara founded Cafe de la Culture in 2011 to promote diversity, arts, and culture. A year ago she showcased her new international, original production The Alchemy of Imperfection in Paris, France, Los Angeles and Boulder, CO. Recently, she launched the "Courageous Vulnerability #MeToo Tour", a nonprofit, grassroots tour in honor of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Since Jan. 2018 it has toured to Denver and San Francisco. Cara is excited to bring it next to Portland!
"A Venue for Visionaries seems like just the right thing in our time where visionary action is so needed. Cara Cruickshank is the ideal leader to inspire the community."
-Rev. Doc. Matthew Fox
Acclaimed Spiritual Theologian, Activist, and Episcopal Priest
Caras work is clearly driven by a vision of unity and understanding among people. I have been amazed by how many lives she touches in meaningful ways by bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and faithsHer work not only encourages but celebrates diversity and compassion.
-Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Kuwaiti American Sufi Imam, Author, and Activist
TaborSpace - Copeland Commons (View)
5441 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97215
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|