HERstory: Uplifting Every Voice

Event Description:

Join us for a celebration of young women through the legacy of Marian Anderson, within Art, Film & Music. Enjoy an afternoon featuring a FREE screening of Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson, entertainment by female artists, featuring: DJ Shorty Wop, The Royal Mix, exclusive raffles and a discussion with Boom 103.9’s Paris Nicole, Bri Steves and special guest Mo’Ne Davis!

Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson tells the inspiring story of a musical icon from South Philadelphia whose performance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 helped set the stage for the civil rights era.  Ms. Anderson’s voice broke through barriers closed to black Americans in the 1930s—the classical music stage. On May 8, Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson, took home Best Documentary Feature at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.

This event is made possible thanks to

The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation.

Event is produced by the Office of the City Representative and in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Public EngagementOffice of Engagement for WomenOffice of Youth Engagement, and the Philadelphia Film Society. This empowering film is directed and produced by Philadelphia’s own – Bill Nicoletti, founder of Visual Innovations and Going The Distance Films.

Due to limited capacity, attendees must pre-register. Guests can download a FREE ticket beginning June 14.

For more information about Marian Anderson and her inspiring story, click here.

Text “America” to 888-777 for updated event information and helpful tips!