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  • Tek it to Dem & Rise Up Wi CommunityA Violence Against Women Project
    Launch held May 13, 2009
    Sistren Theatre Collective & Partners
    Funded by
    The UN Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women
  • Ms. Donna Harriott, MC welcomes audience of over 160 community residents, stakeholder agencies, partners, representatives from government agencies , academia, media to the launch of Tek it To Dem & Rise Up Wi Community on May 13, 2009 at the Knutsford Court Hotel
  • L-R 1st row: Mrs. Mary Clarke, Child Advocate, UWI Dept of Gender Studies, Mrs. Saundra Bailey, Chair Sistren; 2nd row Bryan Jacas& Jennifer Williams of Dispute Resolution Foundation, Mr. Minh Pham, UN Resident Representative
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  • Section of the audience including residents of Rockfort and Hannah Town
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  • Drummers heralding the vibes for the launch
  • Mrs. Saundra Bailey, Chairman of Board, Sistren Theatre Collective officially launches Tek it to Dem & Rise Up Wi Community
  • R-L Mrs. Faith Webster, Exec. Director Bureau of Women’s affairs, Ms. Roberta Clarke, Regional Director UNIFEM, Dr. ImaniTafari-Ama, Consultant on Baseline Research, Ms. Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager
  • Mrs. Faith Webster, Executive Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs (BWA) brings greetings on behalf of Minister Hon Olivia Grange, Minister with responsibility for Gender Affairs, and the BWA
  • Sistren Staff standing R-L Ricardo Nicholas, Joy Erskine, Neil McIntyre (CPTC), Marlon Moore, Patrick Williams, Danielle Toppin , and the rest of the audience listen attentively
  • Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager talks about the project concept and the national implications for Violence Against Women
  • Audience listens as Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager talks about the birth of the project and all the Sistren drama that went into its development
  • Among the audience 2nd row R-L Ms. Hermoine McKenzie, AWOJA, resident Rockfort , and Mrs. Angela Brown Burke, CouncillorRockfort Division. Standing Mrs Myrtle Rose, Keda Gaye-Duffus and Alwyn Allen of Sistren, and Mr. Orville Simmonds, Community Action Coordinator CSJP
  • Ms. Roberta Clarke, Regional Director UNIFEM delivers the Keynote Address in which she spoke about the research findings and challenges for Sistren
  • 2nd from right Hon. Peter Bunting, Opposition Spokesperson on National Security among captive audience
  • Audience listens
  • Standing R-L Joy Erskine -Drumming Specialist (STC), Neil McIntyre, CPTC, Marlon Moore and Patrick Williams, Male Development Specialists, Danielle Toppin, Research Asst. among audience
  • Dr. ImaniTafari, Consultant discusses findings from the baseline study
  • Audience listens attentively to baseline findings
  • R-L Ms. Saundra Latibeaudiere, Social Worker and Ms. Naketa West, Psychology Student from UWI , members of the project team among audience
  • Kymani Sharpe resident of Rockfort speaks about what the project means to the communities
  • Section of the audience listening attentively
  • The Hannah Town & Parade Gardens Drama Groups trained by Sistren Theatre Collective
  • Section of audience
  • “Women & Gang Violence” a powerful presentation written and directed by Donna Harriott
  • Cindy Green of Hannah Town Cultural Group weeps at the loss of a loved one in the play “Women & Gang Violence” performed by the Hannah Town & Parade Gardens Drama Groups
  • Audience watches performance
  • Members of Hannah Town and Parade Gardens Drama Groups performing “Women & Gang Violence”
  • Hannah Town and Parade Gardens Drama Groups exit stage after a powerful performance depicting the role of women in gang violence and calling for an end to violence
  • “Start A New” Riley declares in his song against domestic violence
  • Section of the audience enjoying Tarrus Riley’s powerful rendition of “Start A New”
  • Tarrus Riley singing against domestic violence
  • Riley has the audience rocking
  • Tarrus Riley performs his megahit “She’s Royal” in celebration of women
  • Audience enjoying the performance
  • Camera phones capturing Riley as he performs
  • Riley woos the audience with his “She’s Royal” hit
  • Riley accepts token from Board Chair, Mrs. Saundra Bailey
  • Audience awaits the launch of the website
  • Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager hits the button to launch The Sistren Website
  • Sistren Theatre Collective Website goes live http://sistrentheatrecollective.com
  • Kevan Douglas Tekking it to the Audience
  • Let the Drums talk
  • Job Tekking it to the audience
  • Ms. Lana Finikin, Executive Director and Founding Member of Sistren delivering the Vote of Thanks
  • Lana Finikin, Executive Director beams with pride at the success of the launch
  • Section of audience
  • Audience mingling after the launch
  • After launch mingling