Wakan Wiya Two Spirit Community Drum
Wakan Wiya (“sacred woman”) is a plains-style big drum founded and led by Indigenous Two Spirit women in the Bay Area. Our drum serves our Two Spirit women’s communities, their friends, families and allies. We support Two Spirit peoples returning to Native drum traditions where healing medicine is for all. While we are a public drum, often asked to open ceremonies and events, we understand our drum medicine as prayer and ceremony. Many of our singers bring their drumming experience from several communities, including Native American ceremonial drumming and singing, Danza Azteca, the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits drum, and the Turtle Women Rising drums. Wakan Wiya is happy to join EWOCC, thanks to dedicated singers from our Oakland based drumming communities.
BoomShake Music is an intercultural community music and storytelling program guided by principles of social justice and gender liberation. The BoomShake Performance Core is a group of community participants and professional artists with a passion and commitment to being messengers for the movement and providing a soundtrack for the resistance. www.boomshakemusic.com
DJ CHAMPAGNE has established herself as one of the most sought out female DJs in the Bay Area playing for many corporate, club and special events. She is known to perform her signature fusion of Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, Funk, Soul, and Pop in many of the hot Bay Area clubs and other cities like San Jose, Los Angeles and New York. Champagne grew up in Hayward, CA as the oldest of three. She attended San Jose State University and her love and enthusiasm for the art of DJing started during her first semester. She bought her first pair of turntables at the age of 18 while being a radio personality on campus. After dominating the air waves she extended her love of DJing beyond radio and into the club scenes, conferences for name brands, workshops, festivals and countless private events. For over a decade Champagne has captivated the hearts of others through her musical skills and dynamic, charismatic personality. Acclaimed for not only her DJ skills, but also an award winning Actress, Producer/Creative Director of Dionysus Dinner Theatre (www.DioPresents.com), Venue Manager at The Flight Deck (www.TheFlightDeck.org) and MC/Host, DJ Champagne continues to educate and inform others that not only are Female DJs beautiful via spirit but talented within and knowledgeable about the art of DJing. For booking and more information please refer to: www.DJChampagne.com or text/call 510.326.4129
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area California, Mack Misstress started off performing at Local and National Talent shows. She has graced the stages in places such as San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York City. Also known as Miss Music, in conjunction with running Miss Music and Entertainment, she also DJs for corporate events, private parties, weddings, and graduations. Miss Music has been hosting, and successfully producing events for over 15 years. She knows how to get people out of their seats and on their feet.
Safiyah Hernandez is best known for her original songs and rich voice. She accompanies herself on the ukulele, electric guitar, and piano, performing at Bay Area festivals, events, cafes, and open mics. Her musical influences include the Beatles, Lauryn Hill, and Sade. Safiyah also finds inspiration through acting, creative writing and fine art. You can find her online at: IG: @safiyah.unplugged.music, FB/YouTube: Safiyah Unplugged SoundCloud: Safiyah Hernandez.
For the past 18 years, UC Berkeley has been the largest production of the “Vagina Monologues”, but the nature of that show was overwhelmingly white and trans-excln featuring the real stories of femme, non-binary, and students of color and their experiences with gender, race, ability, sexuality all all of the intersections under the moon that relate to their identity. The monologues are performed and written by the people that wrote them. Our monologues are from real people telling their own original stories.
Jasmine Ureno-Diaz is double majoring in Ethnic Studies and Gender and Womxn’s studies at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about reconnecting back to the earth and collective community healing. Jasmine is currently a part of the Sexual Violence Commission, Empowering Womxn of Color Conference (EWOCC) planning committee, and Our Monologues communities at Cal. She is also currently conducting research centered on policy, spirituality, and Chicanx-Latinx issues. She finds it critical to honor and channel the energy, wisdom, and power of her ancestors who gave their lives and energy into creating and building a world that would be better for future generations, and manifests this into her work as a student and future professional. The work she does encapsulates her gratitude and transgenerational energies of the powerful, resilient womxn in her life.
Oakland, CA native Nicia De’Lovely is an acclaimed published Poetess, Multifaceted Artist, Anti-child molestation/ trafficking/ exploitation ARTivist, spirited Survivor and Entrepreneur. She’s the creative proprietor of “Nicia De’Lovely Presents,” a grass-root production that makes provocative survivor-based performances for awareness, prevention and healing of sexual violation. While her audiences are predominantly women and children of our marginalized Black and Brown communities, Nicia creates poetry to encourage and empower all people in the fight against oppression. Her recitals and workshops are often free, and always focuses on the wellbeing of survivors. She is a voice for the voiceless.