FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2021

 

Contact:

Sarah Zimmerman

(408) 833-9732

szmodotti@gmail.com

AN EXHIBITION HONORING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN HEROES. 

Woodland, CA (March 9, 2021)

YoloArts in collaboration with Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD), present paintings, watercolors and screen prints honoring African American women heroes, civil rights leaders, and women who have been killed by the police. 

 

Join us for a virtual preview of the exhibition on Facebook and Instagram @YoloartsCA with WiLD Co-Founder, Dzokerayi Minya and exhibition artists who will talk about the artwork and the organization’s mission to empower BIPOC women leaders and bring awareness to systemic barriers facing woman and girls of color in the community. 

 

Originally exhibited on a freeway overpass during For Our Mothers, For Our Sisters, For Our Daughters, a protest march held last August in Davis, the artwork also commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. 

 

The exhibition features the work of artists: Hisani Stenson, Stephanie Thayer, Kate Mellon Anibaba, Seana Burke, Danielle Fodor, Sasha Santer Hill, Nelson Loskamp, Anya McCann, Aislinn Murray, Jennifer Nachmanoff, Gilda Posada, Ruth Santer, and Eden Sunday.

 

The recorded preview will also be available on yoloarts.org and YoloArts social media throughout the exhibition’s run through June 19, 2021. 

 

Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD), supports women leaders, African American women and other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). WiLD mentors women of all ages through logistical and community support, empowers young women to pursue leadership roles, and educates the community to bring awareness to systemic barriers of success facing women of marginalized groups through community events

 

YoloArts' The Barn Gallery is located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The gallery is open Thursday afternoons 2:30-5pm and two Saturdays a month 12:30-3pm; eight people are allowed in the gallery at a time. Face coverings and social distancing is required. 

 

For more information contact ya@yoloarts.org.

 

– About Women in Leadership Davis (WiLD)

 

The art in this exhibit was created as a companion to a march organized by WiLD (Women in Leadership Davis), recognizing the centennial of women winning the right to vote and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

 

Dzokerayi Minya, Co-Founder of WiLD, co-owner of ZimCuisine, and founder of Tese Foundation, stated her vision for the art:  “We need to put faces to the names of Black Women who have been victims of police brutality as well as Black women who led the civil rights movement and brought the Voting Rights act into being. This is why this installation is so powerful. We hope families continue to view all of this art and take the conversation home about how past and current laws affect Black families and in particular Black women.”

 

Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD) supports women leaders, specifically African American women and other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). WiLD uses a three-pronged approach to develop and mentor women of all ages: 

 

  • Embrace women poised to enter leadership roles through logistical and community support, 

  • Empower young women to pursue leadership roles through community activities and direct support as needed, and 

  • Educate our community and bring awareness to systemic barriers to success facing women of marginalized groups through community events.

 

Donations are being accepted to support future WiLD events and mentorship programs. Donations can be made via our QR code, below, or Venmo using the following link: https://venmo.com/WiLDEvents-Davis

 

Website for more about the organization, the artists and the women leaders:  www.wildeventsdavis.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2020

 

Contact:

Sarah Zimmerman

(408) 833-9732

szmodotti@gmail.com

 

ART EXHIBIT TO COMMEMORATE AND HONOR BIPOC CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND FEMALE VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY

 

DAVIS, CA (October 1, 2020) – Women in Leadership Davis (WiLD) is hosting an art walk on Friday, October 9, 2020 in downtown Davis from 5 – 8 pm. Titled Art.In.Action, this event will exhibit art work created to recognize of African American Women heroes in the fight for voting rights and victims of police brutality.  The art was originally created as a companion to a march recognizing the centennial of women winning the right to vote and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

 

Dzokerayi Nathalie Minya, Co-Founder of WiLD, co-owner of Zim Cuisine, and founder of Tese Foundation, stated about her vision for the art:  “We need to put faces to the names of Black Women who have been victims of police brutality as well as Black women who led the civil rights movement and brought the Voting Rights act into being. This is why this installation is so powerful. We hoped families could view all of this art and take the conversation home about how past and current laws affect Black families and in particular Black women.”

 

The walk route starts at The Paint Chip at E Street Plaza, then continues to Armadillo Music, The Avid Reader, and ends at Davis Commons (old site of Mikuni's, soon-to-be home of Burma Eats).

 

Women in Leadership, Davis (WiLD) supports women leaders, specifically African American women and other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). WiLD uses a three-pronged approach to develop and mentor women of all ages: Embrace women poised to enter leadership roles through logistical and community support, Empower young women to pursue leadership roles through community activities and direct support as needed, and Educate our community and bring awareness to systemic barriers to success facing women of marginalized groups through community events.

 

Donations are requested to support the art walk artists and future WiLD development and mentorship programs. Donations can be made via Venmo using the following link: https://venmo.com/WiLDEvents-Davis

 

Questions regarding the event should be directed to Sarah Zimmerman at szmodotti@gmail.com.