October 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CHANGEMAKERS CABARET CELEBRATES LEEWAY FOUNDATION’S IMPACT ON ARTS, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY ON OCTOBER 16
As a leading supporter of women, trans, and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers working at the intersection of art and social justice, Leeway Foundation has proudly promoted works across genres for the past 25 years. In celebration of its milestone 25th anniversary, Leeway presents Changemakers Cabaret, an evening of multidisciplinary performance by Leeway grant recipients on October 16, from 7 to 10pm at the Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia.
The program, curated by former Leeway associate director Maori Karmael Holmes (ACG ’16, ’06,’05, LTA ’06) will be hosted by awardwinning spoken word poet, writer and performance artist Catzie Vilayphonh (ACG '14, '10, LTA '10, WOO '02) and performer, writer and organizer Ezra Berkley Nepon (LTA '14, ACG '07), featuring performances by:
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the cabaret back after a 10-year hiatus with this year’s amazing line-up of grantees who represent the many different communities and cultural practices the Foundation exists to support,” said Denise Brown, Leeway executive director.
For more information on the Changemakers Cabaret, visit https://www.leeway.org/events/changemakers_cabaret, For more information on Leeway’s 25th anniversary, visit www.leeway.org/at25.
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About Leeway Foundation
The Leeway Foundation supports women and trans* artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through our grantmaking and other programs we promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice.
*Leeway is a trans-affirming organization committed to gender self-determination, and uses the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, TwoSpirit people, and anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.