Grant recipients, community members, partner organizations, and supporters are invited to participate in Leeway's annual celebration honoring the previous year's awardees and grantees who share their art and social change work with the larger community.
Leeway most recently celebrated our 2008 Grantees with the Leeway Changemakers Cabaret at International House on October 6, 2009. People from around the region gathered to honor local artists engaged in transformative social justice and community-focused work. There were performances and screenings by recipients of the Art and Change Grant and Leeway Transformation Award.
Artists included (click on hyperlinks to view performances): Amanda Whittenberger (LTA ’08), Ann Marie Kirk (LTA ’08), Carol Finkle (ACG ’08, ACG ’05), Desi P. Shelton-Seck (LTA ’08), Elba Hevia y Vaca (ACG ’08, WOO ’04), Germaine Ingram (LTA ’08), Jennifer Hasty (ACG ’08), Jeri Lynne Johnson (ACG ‘07), Shayna Sheness Israel (ACG ’08), Sonia Arora (ACG ’08), Stephanie Amma Young (ACG ’08, ACG ’06), Stephanie Yuhas (ACG ‘08), Suzi Nash (LTA ’08), and Ursula Rucker (LTA ’08, ACG ’08).
Special thanks to our 2009 Cabaret emcee Radha Blank, hosts Meghann Williams and Gigi Naglak (ACG ’08), interns Evelyn Salcedo and Grace Sullivan Rosenthal for coordinating, DJ Ultraviolet, photographer Rachelle Lee Smith (ACG '06), videographer Maya Shipman, and our volunteers: Aziza Zenzile Kinteh, Carolyn Chernoff, Carrie Dupree, Cathy Jones, Denise Beek, Maryann Aguiar, Mercedes Martinez, and Valerie Gilbert (ACG ’08, ACG ’06). Thanks to all who attended!
Photo credit: Rachelle Lee Smith
Music credit: Groove Collective and Bernie Worrell from Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (GRP Records)