Alyesha Wise (top left); Chingona Fire (bottom left); Aman Batra (top middle); Terisa Siagatonu (bottom middle); Sariyah Idan, photo by Lisha Riabinina (right).

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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 Aguirre)
  • 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.

Check out videos of the performers below, and click here to watch a teaser for Chingona Fire.

More to Explore

Watch Alyesha Wise perform "Cannibal."