This past Sunday ONWA held a very special poetry night in an effort to raise awareness of Violence Against Women in support of the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. My task was to capture the event in photos which included musical guests - Melinda a Melissa Henderson and of course Audra Santa.
Along with the musical performances, elder Al Hunter opened the evening and also contributed a poem of his own. There were also local poets, storytellers and spoken word artists sharing the work too. Even though I was taking photos during the evening, it was very moving to here the stories and poems by local people. It's amazing to see so much talent.
I also had a small Photo Booth set up where I was able to capture some of the attendees. ONWA put on such an amazing event, and I really can't wait until the next event takes place.