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Tacoma

Resilient Rhymes: Empowering Community, Honoring Heroes in Partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation

Mark your calendars for September 14th at Wright Park! Join us for an unforgettable day of music, art, workshops, and Tacoma's first 9/11 Heroes Run. Together, we'll celebrate the resilience of our BIPOC and veteran communities, honor our heroes, and uplift each other through creative expression.

Resilient Rhymes: Empowering Community, Honoring Heroes in Partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation
Resilient Rhymes: Empowering Community, Honoring Heroes in Partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tacoma, 501 S I St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA

About the event

Calling All Creatives, Dreamers, & Changemakers!

Resilient Rhymes: A Celebration of BIPOC & Veteran Brilliance is taking over Wright Park on Saturday, September 14th, 2024!

This FREE, Tacoma Arts Commission-funded event is a vibrant fusion of art, fashion, music, and powerful stories. Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and connected to your community like never before.

Here's what awaits you at Resilient Rhymes & Tacoma's 1st TMF 9/11 Heroes Run:

Fashion That Slays:  Taste of Cas will light up the runway with a show-stopping collection that celebrates individuality and cultural pride. Get ready to be wowed!

🎶 Music That Moves: Veteran singer/songwriter Kristin Marlowe's soulful tunes will fill the air, sharing stories of strength and resilience that will resonate deep within your soul.

🎨 Art That Awakens: Feast your eyes on the vibrant paintings of veteran artist LeShawn Gamble, whose powerful brushstrokes capture the beauty and complexity of the human experience.

🗣️ Words That Ignite: Prepare to be inspired by Aaron "Sgt Q" Quinonez, a dynamic speaker and advocate whose words will leave you feeling empowered and motivated.

🫧An Immersive Art Experience: Step into the mesmerizing Bubble Dome by Raema, a unique artistic creation.

🏃‍♀️ Run for Heroes: Join Tacoma's first-ever 9/11 Heroes Run, honoring the sacrifices of our nation's heroes and supporting the Travis Manion Foundation. Whether you walk or run, be part of this powerful tribute.

Together, we'll create a day of remembrance, celebration, and empowerment for all.

Plus:

  • Explore the Veteran Village and connect with resources and organizations dedicated to serving our heroes.
  • Shop 'til you drop at the vibrant Vendor Marketplace, filled with unique creations from local artisans and entrepreneurs.
  • Indulge in delicious food from local vendors that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Immerse yourself in interactive workshops designed to spark your creativity and foster healing.

And don't forget... Chris Zappata, our charismatic MC, will be your guide throughout this incredible day!

Whether you're a BIPOC or veteran community member, an ally, or simply someone who loves art, music, and good vibes, Resilient Rhymes is the place to be on September 14th. This is more than an event; it's a movement. It's a celebration of our collective strength, creativity, and resilience.

Mark Your Calendars & Stay Tuned!

Registration details and a full schedule of events will be announced soon. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

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