A Benefit Concert for Planned Parenthood of NYC to Take Place January 21
Phenomenal Women, a benefit concert curated and executed by women in the arts in support of women at large will take place at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday, January 21st, one day before the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City.
The event will feature an eclectic line-up of musicians, all led by and featuring powerful young female performers: the eclectic multi-cultural group Banda Magda, jazz trumpeter/vocalist/songwriter Bria Skonberg and Alt-Hip-Hop Funk group r.O.T.i. (Resilience of the Intelligent).
?"With the current political and social climates facing us today, many professional creatives desire to make a difference with their art," saysCaleigh Drane, Artistic and Executive Director of the event which she intends to be the first of many. "In forming Phenomenal Women, we hope to create tangible opportunities for both women and men in the arts to support women's rights, identity and healing. This first concert will raise funds forPPNYC, a bastion of reproductive rights that provided care to over 56,200 individuals in 2017 alone, the vast majority of whom were women." The event's title was inspired by Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman" and by Laura Mvula'- song of the same name.
Says Bria Skonberg: "Planned Parenthood was there for me when I had difficult questions early on and gave me the confidence to explore intimacy on my own terms and timeline. Every girl deserves unprejudiced access to education and resources to make choices for her body and future."