Voices is a collaborative event co-programed by Kappa Phi Lambda, University of Denver Center of Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment, Fortitude Foundation, and SafeHouse Denver. Voices strives to honor those who have been affected by domestic violence by a two part comprehensive event. The first of which includes two workshops based on spoken word and healing or spoken word and gendered violence. We are flying out Ollie Schminkey from Button Poetry in Minnesota to teach, so that will be a great workshop! We will also have an art show that includes an art gallery and performances. All artists and performers have been working on their pieces for a while- specializing in oil paintings, photography, dancing, music, etc. They were given the Voices Stories Packet which was created by survivors of domestic violence from SafeHouse Denver chronicling their healing journey. Artists were then asked to draw inspiration from these survivors and we are incredibly excited to present their work! Additionally, we will be presenting pieces created by women and children currently at SafeHouse Denver.
The event is held on Saturday, October 25th from 4-9 pm at the University of Denver. The workshops will be held 4-5 pm in Sturm Hall and the art show will be in the Special Events Room in the library from 6-8 pm (the performances start at 7:30). The art show is $7 presale and $10 at the door (all proceeds go to SafeHouse Denver). Workshops are free but space is limited!