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May 9, 2005

u shoulda bought a summit pass... (for u helen)

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B-Girl Be Summit Pass Available Now!
Limited Supply, Get them while you can!
BUY HERE !

Available through May 27, 2005.
$30 (summit passes will be held at Intermedia Arts to be picked up June 2–5, 2005 at the box office table)
This "all access" pass allows you entrance into all B-Girl Be sponsored events June 2–5, 2005 (after-party not included). In addition you will receive one food ticket to the B-Girl BBQ on Sunday, June 5, discounts on B-Girl Be merchandise and eligibility for giveaways.

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If you can't come to B-Girl Be.....You can still donate!
DONATE HERE!

For the past two years, the B-Girl Be Advisory Board of girls and women and Intermedia Arts have most generously devoted time, energy and expertise to put together the first B-Girl Be Summit. B-Girl Be has been made possible because of their selfless donations. Thanks to generous donations of art, labor, time, energy and funds, B-Girl Be is finally happening!

Make History! Make a Difference! Make a Donation! You too can be a part of this unprecedented event by lending a hand. Be a part of Hip-hop History by making a contribution of your own. Intermedia Arts is a 31-year old 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible and all donations can be acknowledged in writing for your tax purposes.

Your generous contributions (cash, in-kind, and/or volunteer time) will be used to uplift, educate and empower girls and women for the growth of the entire community. B-Girl Be will create a positive impact on young women and girls everywhere. And YOU can play a role.

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B-Girl Be and Hip Hop Events at Intermedia Arts this week, May 9-May 16....

All events located at:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
612-871-4444


WEDNESDAY: May 11
6:00 PM
Want to volunteer for B-Girl Be? Show up for this one hour volunteer sign-up and orientation and find our how you can get involved.
*Volunteers receive a free ticket to the main stage event on Saturday June 4th at 7:00 and free entry to every day that you volunteer.

THURSDAY: May 12
B-GIRL WORKSHOP
Stencils and Graf with Amy Swenson (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 12; 5:30–8:00 pm
$5 (group rate available)
Space is limited, reservations required. bgirl@intermediaarts.org to sign up.

SATURDAY: May 14
Bring your own lunch to these brown bag dialogues with women in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene.

The Genesis of B-Girl Be: Feminist Collaborations in Practice
Saturday, May 14
Noon–1:00 pm; free admission
Join in the hip-hop movement: DeAnna Cummings, Desdamona, Leah Nelson, Rachel Raimist, Melisa Riviére and Theresa Sweetland.


SUNDAY: May 15
READING & PANEL DISCUSSION
The Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Evolution featuring Adam Mansbach
Sunday, May 15; 7:00 pm
$5 ($3 for Intermedia Arts members and youth under 17)
A Dialogue on Race, White Privilege and Social Action in The New Hip-Hop Generation.

Intermedia Arts is proud to be hosting author Adam Mansbach as part of The Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Evolution. Mansbach will read excerpts from his new book, Angry Black White Boy or The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay, an incendiary and ruthlessly funny novel about violence, pop culture and identity in twenty-first century America. Following the reading Mansbach will participate in a community dialogue around race and the hip-hop culture with local artists, activists and academics. Books will be available for sale and Mansbach will be signing copies. Read an excerpt at Adam’s website. http://www.adammansbach.com/

VIEW FLYER HERE

MONDAY: May 16
The Black Book Sessions: A Twin Cities Graffiti History
w/ Chaka M'Kali
Free admission; no registration required
The Black Book Sessions is a call to bring together various graffiti and black book artists to sketch and celebrate local Twin Cities graffiti art history. Influential writers from various historical moments in local history will join each session to share their stories and vintage black books.
VIEW FLYER HERE

Questions? Email us at bgirl@intermediaarts.org or call 612-871-4444

May 1, 2005

SIGN UP!!!!

B-Girl Be is officially open and we want to share the talents and skills of local hip hop women with you! Sign up now for one, two, three or all four of these opportunities to learn from the Twin Cities' best!

FULL INFO HERE

B-Girl Be Workshops
$5 per workshop (group rates available).
Space is limited, reservations required. Call (612) 871-4444 or email bgirl@intermediaarts.org to sign up.

Lyricism and Poetry with Desdamona (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 5; 5:30–8:00 pm
We will write about personal life experiences, experiment with collaboration, discuss and listen to work by hip hop and spoken word artists, incorporate chorus/hooks into our pieces ending with a performance of the writing from the day.

Stencils and Graf with Amy Swenson (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 12; 5:30–8:00 pm
I will be showing the variety of surfaces that stencils can go on, the different things that can be used to create stencils and some of the tricks involved when it comes to fixing mistakes and applying an image to a surface. 

Dance with Leah Nelson and B-girl Seoul (ages 12 and up)
Thursday May 19; 5:30–8:00 pm
This session will cover the fundamentals of the various styles associated with breaking, popping & locking. We will start with a warm up that incorporates the basic movements. We will watch some videotapes by funk dance legends Don Campbell and the Electric Boogaloos whose style of movement have influenced current hip hop dancers. We will then create a routine together incorporating all these styles as well as some current hip -hop dance trends and end with a freestyle.

Digital Media with Rachel Raimist (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 26; 5:30–8:00 pm
In this session we will deconstruct and (re)construct images of women in hip-hop. We will analyze photography, film, music videos, and print media. We will erase the beat, slow down the frame, and discuss why and how these images are so powerful. This is also an opportunity to talk about how you can get involved in documenting (filming/photographing/writing) the b-girl be summit.

Graffiti Black Book Sessions: Freestyle Twin Cities Graffiti History
Mondays, May 9–30; 7:00–9:00 pm
Free admission; no registration required
Over the month of May, Monday night Black Book Sessions are a call to bring together various graffiti and black book artists to sketch and celebrate local Twin Cities graffiti art history. Influential writers from various historical moments in local history will join each session to share their stories and vintage black books. This is a rare event that encapsulates the visual expression and the oral history from the last twenty years of local Twin Cities’ graffiti history. The collection of current and historical black book pieces derived from these sessions will be on exhibit in this first of its’ kind show at Intermedia Arts from June 2–August 13.


Bring your own lunch to these brown bag dialogues with women in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene.
The Genesis of B-Girl Be: Feminist Collaborations in Practice
Saturday, May 14
Noon–1:00 pm; free admission
Join local artists-activists-academics in the hip-hop movement: DeAnna Cummings, Desdamona, Leah Nelson, Rachel Raimist, Melisa Riviére and Theresa Sweetland.

Open Forum: Women in the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Scene
Saturday, May 21
Noon–1:00 pm; free admission
A space for you to build on local energy and local artists and to discuss ideas to support women in this community.

volunteer
Want to get involved? Register now to volunteer for the B-Girl Be Summit June 2-5, 2005. 612-871-4444 or bgirl@intermediaarts.org.
Volunteer Orientation, May 11, 6-8 pm