Lisa will be reading, along withJamie Callan, Bonnie Fuller,Nahid Rachlin and Janice Eidus, at this event, May 17, at 2 pm. at the Columbus Circle Borders bookstore.
Becoming Mothers of Unlimited Self-esteem
Mamapalooza, Inc. is: A company by Women, Promoting (M)others for cultural, social and economic benefit.
Dedicated to serving, promoting, celebrating, encouraging, inspiring and awakening ALL mothers through the media and performing fine arts.
Musicians, authors, comics, dancers, filmmakers, designers, craftswomen, educators, and community leaders coming together in a collaborative effort to highlight the challenges of motherhood in an ever-evolving personal, social, cultural, sexual and political landscape.
Our mission is to empower, encourage and enlighten all women to claim their voice. Establish a new art form that speaks to the unique and collective perspective of women who are mothers, while sharing this with the world. Act as a resource and lifestyle guide for mothers seeking support in mainstream and alternative settings. To support the choices mothers have made, and educate them financially, in order to support these choices.
Recognizes and honors the growing awareness of moms. Their personal stories, their power as both consumers and constituents, and their continuing need and desire to creatively express themselves.
We recognize that art is a tool for social change. Mamapalooza encourages women to use their medium to build self esteem, break down stereotypes, create unity, encourage diversity, inspire individuality, and empower future generations.
We recognize that art elevates the spirit in times of hardship and transition and brings joy to everyday life. Our creations celebrate our humanity, define our experiences, and serve as healers and peacemakers.
We recognize the vital importance to laying a new foundation for women who are mothers, and the impact this has on future generations. Mamapalooza is strongly committed to our youth, and is committed to changing the perception that children are a liability in the professional and performing arts world – they are often inspiration and foundation for our creative endeavors.
Is fiercely determined that women's self-esteem will no longer be undermined in the media and in society. We will seek to create opportunities – both through performing and merchandising – setting a new standard and redefining what's possible for Mothers and their families. We will encourage ALL mothers to become women of unlimited self-esteem.
Mamapalooza Inc. strives to provide a platform where individuals can cultivate their talents in all creative areas, thrive in a supportive community of like-minded individuals, reap the benefits of a shared vision, economically benefit through education and enhanced opportunities, and enjoy a willingness to laugh, love and celebrate together.
Mamapalooza Inc. is for all mothers, the people they love, and the people who love them.
Mamapalooza Inc. was founded in 2002 by Joy Rose. Its largely volunteer base of over fifty individuals, and featured artists numbering in the thousands are working towards empowering women in the arts. They are collectively responsible for the overwhelming success of the new Mom Rock Movement and for broadening the horizons of women in general and mothers specifically, through creativity and opportunity! Mamapalooza Inc. encompasses Mamapalooza Festival, MPLZCC ~ Creativity & Lifestyles Conference and Mamapalooza Media with radio, music publishing and annual publications serving the community at large.
Mamapalooza Festival ~ The only cultural event of its kind featuring mom musicians, artists, authors, comics, dancers and filmmakers. Moms Rock! The Mamapalooza Festival declares ‘May as Mothers Month' creating positive, family friendly programming on stages throughout the world during the month of May annually.
Mamapalooza Media ~ The entertainment & lifestyle community for cool Moms, featuring music, fun and fashion. Mamapalooza Media presents everything Mamapalooza, with radio, music publishing, online shopping, monthly e-newsletters, member's blog, compilation CDs and annual publications serving the community at large.
MPLZCC – Creativity & Lifestyles Conference. LIVE LOUD! The Mamapalooza Creativity and Lifestyles Conference is an opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to enjoy working closely with the women of Mamapalooza in a supportive environment designed to explore and enhance creativity, while encouraging the pursuit of artistic excellence. Open to all. MPLZCC takes place the third week of May in New York City annually.