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Tek it to dem project launch

  1. 1. Tek it to Dem & Rise Up Wi CommunityA Violence Against Women Project <br />Launch held May 13, 2009<br />Sistren Theatre Collective & Partners<br />Funded by <br />The UN Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women <br />
  2. 2. 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 <br />
  3. 3. 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 <br />
  4. 4. Section of the audience including residents of Rockfort and Hannah Town <br />
  5. 5. Drummers heralding the vibes for the launch <br />
  6. 6. Mrs. Saundra Bailey, Chairman of Board, Sistren Theatre Collective officially launches Tek it to Dem & Rise Up Wi Community <br />
  7. 7. 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<br />
  8. 8. 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 <br />
  9. 9. 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 <br />
  10. 10. Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager talks about the project concept and the national implications for Violence Against Women <br />
  11. 11. Audience listens as Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager talks about the birth of the project and all the Sistren drama that went into its development <br />
  12. 12. 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 <br />
  13. 13. Ms. Roberta Clarke, Regional Director UNIFEM delivers the Keynote Address in which she spoke about the research findings and challenges for Sistren <br />
  14. 14. 2nd from right Hon. Peter Bunting, Opposition Spokesperson on National Security among captive audience <br />
  15. 15. Audience listens<br />
  16. 16. 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 <br />
  17. 17. Dr. ImaniTafari, Consultant discusses findings from the baseline study <br />
  18. 18. Audience listens attentively to baseline findings <br />
  19. 19. R-L Ms. Saundra Latibeaudiere, Social Worker and Ms. Naketa West, Psychology Student from UWI , members of the project team among audience <br />
  20. 20. Kymani Sharpe resident of Rockfort speaks about what the project means to the communities <br />
  21. 21. Section of the audience listening attentively <br />
  22. 22. The Hannah Town & Parade Gardens Drama Groups trained by Sistren Theatre Collective <br />
  23. 23. Section of audience <br />
  24. 24. “Women & Gang Violence” a powerful presentation written and directed by Donna Harriott <br />
  25. 25. 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<br />
  26. 26. Audience watches performance <br />
  27. 27. Members of Hannah Town and Parade Gardens Drama Groups performing “Women & Gang Violence” <br />
  28. 28. 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 <br />
  29. 29. “Start A New” Riley declares in his song against domestic violence<br />
  30. 30. Section of the audience enjoying Tarrus Riley’s powerful rendition of “Start A New”<br />
  31. 31. Tarrus Riley singing against domestic violence <br />
  32. 32. Riley has the audience rocking <br />
  33. 33. Tarrus Riley performs his megahit “She’s Royal” in celebration of women <br />
  34. 34. Audience enjoying the performance <br />
  35. 35. Camera phones capturing Riley as he performs<br />
  36. 36. Riley woos the audience with his “She’s Royal” hit<br />
  37. 37. Riley accepts token from Board Chair, Mrs. Saundra Bailey <br />
  38. 38. Audience awaits the launch of the website<br />
  39. 39. Myrna McKenzie, Project Manager hits the button to launch The Sistren Website <br />
  40. 40. Sistren Theatre Collective Website goes live http://sistrentheatrecollective.com<br />
  41. 41. Kevan Douglas Tekking it to the Audience<br />
  42. 42. Let the Drums talk <br />
  43. 43. Job Tekking it to the audience <br />
  44. 44. Ms. Lana Finikin, Executive Director and Founding Member of Sistren delivering the Vote of Thanks <br />
  45. 45. Lana Finikin, Executive Director beams with pride at the success of the launch <br />
  46. 46. Section of audience <br />
  47. 47. Audience mingling after the launch <br />
  48. 48. After launch mingling <br />