Alyesha Wise (far left), photo courtesy of the artist; Terisa Siagatonu (top left), photo by Lorenz Angelo; Aman Batra (bottom left), photo courtesy of the artist, Sariyah Idan (right), photo by Lisha Riabinina; and Angela Anguirre and Yesika Salgado of Chingona Fire (far right), photo courtesy of the artists.

Spoken WordWords and Ideas

March Forth!

A Spoken Word Celebration of Female Empowerment

Friday, March 3, 8:00 p.m.

About the Program

This Women’s History Month, come to the Skirball for its second annual celebration of women who march forth! In the face of adversity, these women find their voices, inspiring diverse communities to work together for a more just, inclusive, and equitable society. This year’s program features dynamic performances from some of the finest female spoken word artists and musicians in California.

Featured performers include:

  • Alyesha Wise (2014 Hollywood Grand Slam Champion and two-time finalist at Women of the World Poetry Slam)
  • Aman Batra (2016 Hollywood Slam Team Member at Da Poetry Lounge)
  • Chingona Fire (a Latina feminist poetry collective featuring Yesika Salgado and Angela Anguirre)
  • Terisa Siagatonu (granted a Champion of Change Award by President Obama in 2012)
  • Sariyah Idan (New York–bred and Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter, who combines jazz, folk, hip-hop, soul, dub, reggae, and klezmer)

Presented cabaret-style with cocktails and snacks available for purchase.