Join us for a night of music, discussion and community-building at a special Music & Lecture Series!
We are excited to announce a special installment of our Music & Lecture Series, hosted by Calling All Crows co-founders Chadwick Stokes and Sybil Gallagher, in celebration of our Annual Benefit Weekend! Tickets are $50 with proceeds benefiting Calling All Crows. BYOB, snacks will be provided. "Doors" open at 6:00 pm and the address of the location will be emailed to ticket buyers the week of the event.
We'll be joined by Cheryl Hamilton from the International Institute of New England and Mount Ida College student, Sahro'Uji Hassan to share information about their work supporting refugee resettlement here in the Boston area. The Institute’s mission is to invest in the future of our cities and towns by helping refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.
Cheryl Hamilton joined the International Institute of New England in the summer of 2015 as the Director of Partner Engagement. Since graduating from Clark University where she currently teaches a course on immigrant integration, Cheryl has devoted her career to advancing refugee resettlement. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the field, including most recently serving as Associate Director for External Relations at RefugePoint. Previously, she served as national coordinator for RefugeeWorks in Maryland and director of the New Migration Project at the Center for Preventing Hate. Between 2001-2003, Cheryl helped manage the unexpected migration of 2,500 Somali refugees to her hometown in Maine. A relentless storyteller, Cheryl also wrote and performed a one-woman show entitled Checkered Floors based on the Somali resettlement to Maine. She routinely appears in storytelling productions throughout New England, including performing on The Moth MainStage in 2014. She is also currently the coordinator For Massmouth, Boston's storytelling community.
Sahro'Uji Hassan is a college student, an Islamic Fashion designer, and a former refugee. Sahro was 11 years old when her family resettled to Indianpolis, Indiana after living in a refugee camp in Kenya. She hardly spoke one word of English. After an anti-Muslim incident in 5th grade, Sahro and her family moved to Lewiston, Maine in 2008 where her family felt more free to practice their culture and traditions. It was in Maine her passion for fashion ignited after a discouraging shopping trip for her 8th grade graduation dress. During her junior year in high school, Sahro was accepted into the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) with the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. She was awarded $1,100 to start her fashion business, Fashionuji. Her goal in life is to design bright, fun, modest clothing for Muslim and non-Muslim women alike to wear and enjoy. Sahro is currently studying fashion at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA and he has been featured in local and national news, including American Fabric, ArmacoWorld, PRI's The World, and the Boston Globe.
Following the discussion, we'll be treated to an acoustic performance from Chadwick Stokes! This event is sure to sell out quickly, grab your tickets TODAY!
About the series and Annual Benefit Weekend
Calling All Crows' Music & Lecture Series is an ongoing opportunity to bring together music fans and community members to become educated on causes related to women's rights, enjoy live music and leave inspired and empowered to become more involved in the cause. These events are held as often as possible, house party style, throughout the greater Boston area, with different speakers and musicians sharing their expertise and talents. CAC got its start eight years ago at the first Annual Benefit Weekend show at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge raising funds to launch the non-profit as a non-profit organization focusing on women's rights. The Annual Benefit Weekend events have become an event to look forward to every year as a celebration of music, service, activism and community, thank those who have invested in and support Calling All Crows, and meet new friends that want to know more about our work.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Music & Lecture Series as an event host, guest speaker or guest musician, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.