A Special Let it Be Event

Over the past few weeks, I've been allowing myself to feel the deep emotional pain of racism and especially for women and girls - our world sisters. I realized that it's time for me to stand up. It's time for me to listen. It's time for me to learn what is needed from me. I've been given a life of white privilege and although I've had a good share of childhood abuse and #metoo trauma, I'm no longer willing to play by the old rules. 

We've all breathed in the poison of racism. It's in us. It was taught to us. We're not born with it, but without a doubt, it's our own responsibility to get it out. And it's also up to us, as Canadian women, to do all we can for our Indigenous sisters and all sisters of color. Whether it's small acts of kindness or advocating for new laws, we have the collective power to do this. It's time to join hands and lock arms, with love.

I decided one of the first things I can do immediately is invite women to gather, to listen and learn from women who have endured racism and somehow, have not only survived but thrived. 

The first person who came into my heart was Vancouver's own, the formidable, 

Dalannah Gail Bowen  (more below about this phenomenal woman). I'm thrilled that she accepted the invitation to join us this Wednesday EVENING for a special Let it Be Zoom Event!

Event Details

 

Let it Be with Special Guest, DALANNAH!
Standing with our Sisters: Listen. Learn. Liberate.


It's time to stand up with our collective voice. We have the power to make this change. Let's listen and learn. Let's allow the wound to heal. Let's build a world where equality, liberation, and love rule.

SEE THE REPLAY OF THE EVENT BELOW!

 

About Dalannah Gail Bowen

She's born of African-Canadian/Cherokee heritage and she's 74.

 

She was a member of one of the first North American all-female bands starting for greats such as The Guess Who and The Monkees.

 

She's a singer-songwriter, poet, actress, play writer, storyteller, event producer, and social activist.

 

She uses her music to make a bold statement about injustice and inequality.

 

She's celebrated as the 'Canadian Matriarch of the Blues Scene'.

 

She's been given 'The Key to The City' and Dec. 11th was officially declared "Dalannah Gail Bowen Day" by the Mayor and Council of Vancouver, B.C.

 

She's an International Memphis Blues Awards semi-finalist and a Blues Hall of Fame Master Blues Artist.

 

She has survived homelessness, addiction, a heart attack, and 3 strokes!

She is Dalannah!

Dalannah Event Video Replay - June 24, 2020

About Let it Be

Let it Be started as a way to connect women during this (2020!) evolutionary time in our world. It's growing organically through meaningful and important conversations with an aim to dig deeper into what we all want individually and collectively as we build our new communities and world. 

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