Submitted by Admin on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:49

OPENING CEREMONIES - City Island Community Center 3/24/13 @ 1pm

Musicians: Lucille Rivin-Rebecca Hoodwin
Introduction: Maria Meli
Ice Breaker: Lucille Rivin
Ancient Mother Chant: Patty Grondahl, Violet Smith, Maria Meli, Lucille Rivin, Rebecca
Hoodwin, Antoinette Cohan, Kathanna Knapp
Speaker on Women’s Health: Dr. Jennifer Halstead Kenny
Speaker on Violence against Woman: Police Officer Evette Vargas
Psychometry: Kathanna Knapp
Being Gay in PA: Tiffany Yolanda Cruz, sharing her experience as a young, lesbian , latina woman.


HERstory Theatre Ensemble: Dulce Alcantara, Melissa Cabrera, Keylin Carrasco, Francheska Estevez, Carolitza Fenandez, Yancy Garcia, Dianella Kahalel Delgado, Ashley Martinez, Fouzia Masoud, Samantha Negron, Gianna Polanco, Daneida Regaldo, Jordana Suriel, Tanisha Valdez, Maya Vasquez
Retumba: Yvette Martinez, Nancy Friedman, Robyn Lobe, unique women’s dance /music ensemble. Who celebrate the human spirit with international rhythms from folkloric roots of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Africa and Brazil.


Toby Liederman: Director of Women’s HERstory Association, artist, peace activist, one of the Bronx’s most influential women in 2012. Founder of the Anne Hutchinson Society, Co-founder of Hutchinson River Restoration. Maria Meli: Develops, supervises arts/education/recreation programs for seniors, women, teen’s families at risk. BS Therapeutic Recreation, Master of Social Work. Certified: Stress Management, Cardiac Rehab, Effort Shape Theory, Hatha / Pranayama Yoga. Lucille Rivin: Musician, songwriter, actor, director, playwright, producer. She has appeared off Broadway, Independent Films, and TV. Her favorite role is “Lula” in Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman”. She is a private acting coach and Arts Educator.
Rebecca Hoodwin: Began her professional career at 21, acting singing on and off Broadway in movies and TV, playing roles from a “mom” to a “fading stripper”. One of her favorite roles includes the title role in “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Ivoryton Playhouse.
Dr. Jennifer Halstead-Kenny: Attending Physiatrist at Montefiore Hospital, Assistant Professor, Einstein College. She incorporates acupuncture into services that focus on women’s rehabilitative needs and to complement other physical and medical modalities.
Police Officer Evette Vargas: Works at the 45th precinct in the Domestic Violence Unit.
Kathanna Knapp: Master energy healer, medical intuitive and metaphysical teacher.
Tiffany Cruz: Political activist, BS Application Psychology/Women’s Studies, member of Women’s Studies Honor Society. Born in Brooklyn, New York.
Terysa Fenty: Videographer/photographer, specialist; families/special events.
Carole Avitable: Interior Designer of home/ office/ corporation environments, volunteers at Hudson Valley Historical Homes.

SPONSORS: Assembly Member Michael R .Benedetto, who” brings his office to the people” of the 82nd Assembly District to handle constituent problems on a daily basis with compassion.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, inc. (NANBPWC) founded by Ollie Chin Porter 75 years ago.