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The Healthy Planet: Peace Garden at St. Louis Earth Day Festival will feature world music, dance, poetry and hugs!
A melting pot of musicians, poets and dancers will gather and perform in Forest Park on the grounds of the Muny during the St. Louis Earth Day Festival April 21 and 22, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The performances, Read more ...
The Gilmer Mirror: Sunday was Earth Day, first observed in 1970
  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT What to Know: Sunday was Earth Day, first observed in 1970. “The annual event is a gathering of organizations and ordinary people striving to preserve the Read more ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: There were a lot of Tree Hugs and Sunshine at Earth Day Festival
There were lots of trees, hugs and sunshine at Earth Day Festival By Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tate Read more ...
St. Louis American: We the People of the Planet: A Music and Dance Celebration
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 am PEACE GARDEN in Forest Park on the Grounds of the MUNY - Free http://www.gitana-inc.org   Join Read more ...
Webster-Kirkwood Times: “New World”
Gitana Productions will present “New World,” an original one-act play about three refugee women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic of the Congo, this March and April in recognition of International Read more ...
The Healthy Planet: ARTful Happenings March 2018
FUN THINGS TO DO March 1, 6 & 22 NEW WORLD: A PLAY ABOUT WOMEN REFUGEES IN ST. LOUIS Presented by Gitana Productions; free; 3/1: Webster University, Luhr Bldg., 1:30 p.m. (reservations required); Read more ...
The Webster Journal: College students susceptible to hate group recruitment
At her “Hate Speech Hate Crimes” lecture on Feb. 28, Webster University professor Linda Woolf referenced the multitude of hate flyers she has collected on campus. Groups like Identity Evropa, labelled Read more ...
Times Newspapers: Diversity & Inclusion Conference Hosted By Webster University
Webster University is hosting its third Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 1, as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Topics Read more ...
Town & Style: ANNUAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE
WHEN: February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – March 1, 2018 @ 3:15 pm WHERE: Webster University/Luhr Building 470 Read more ...
GAZELLE MAGAZINE: Original Play Tells Story of Refugee Women in St. Louis
Original Play Tells Story of Refugee Women in St. Louis Scene from “New World” In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month (March), performances of an Read more ...
Webster Journal: Stories of survival: ‘New World’ encourages empathy toward St. Louis refugees
Afghanistan, present day. A refugee woman hides from Taliban soldiers with a group of fellow refugees and her newborn baby. She knows if the soldiers hear her baby cry, everyone will be slaughtered. So, Read more ...
Gold Press: “New World” Stage Play–FREE ADMISSION
“New World,” an original Gitana Productions one-act play about three refugee women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic of the Congo, will be performed in three locations in recognition Read more ...
The Scene: Play gives voice to refugees
Forest Park will celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in March with a performance of “New World,” a one-act play about three refugee women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Read more ...
Webster University: 2018 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE: ELEVATING THE CONVERSATION
2018 Conference Agenda Wednesday, February 28 8:30-9:00 a.m. - Registration 9:00-9:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks 9:15-10:30 a.m. - Keynote: A Conversation with Dr. Donald M. Suggs 10:30-10:45 Read more ...
Webster University: 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation
. (ST. LOUIS) – Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members Read more ...
Red Latina: Gitana Productions’ “New World” original one-act play about women refugees in St. Louis returns March 1
Gitana Productions “New World” St. Louis, Mo. – Gitana Productions will present “New World,” an original one-act play about three refugee women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic Read more ...
St. Louis American: Gitana Productions play ‘New World’ returns for Women’s History Month
New World presented by Gitana Productions at Meramec Community College in St. Louis, Missouri on Feb 25, 2016.  Gitana Productions will present “New World,” Read more ...
Public Now: Third Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference Elevates The Conversation
(ST. LOUIS) - Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their Read more ...
Executive Director, Cecilia Nadal, receives Ethics in Action Award
"Ethics in Action Awards" Ceremony on October 1 On Sunday, October 1 Cecilia Nadal, Executive Director received the "Ethics in Action Award" from the Ethical Society of St. Louis. The program included Read more ...
The St. Louis American: Cecilia Nadal named 2017 Ethics in Action Awardee
Executive Director of Gitana Productions Cecilia Nadal has been named the 2017 Ethical Society of St. Louis Ethics in Action Awardee. "Ms. Nadal embodies the Ethical value of bringing out the best Read more ...
St. Louis Public Radio: Gitana Productions’ ‘Between Worlds’ aims to help the audience find shared history
Later this week, Gitana Productions will debut a production that utilizes acting, poetry, music and dance to get across a point that we share common history and similarities between people. The production Read more ...
Vital VOICE: Between Worlds: An American Journey’ Performance-Art Theater Production Debuts at The Grandel Theatre
Gitana Productions will present its original performance-art theater production “Between Worlds: An American Journey” from June 8-11 at The Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in St. Louis. Shows Read more ...
The Irish and African-American Connection
Beyoncé, Shaquille O’Neal, Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Billie Holiday and Colin Powell, Alicia Keys share a common Irish heritage. In fact, you may be surprised to know that 38 percent of African Americans Read more ...
St. Louis Post Dispatch: In the Trump budget debate, it’s back to the future – the 1980s
The ghost of Ronald Reagan is everywhere in President Donald Trump’s bold and controversial attacks on domestic spending as well as his boost in the defense budget. As in the early 1980s, a Republican Read more ...
Alive Magazine: Q&A With Cecilia Nadal, Event Coordinator Of St. Louis’s Grand Boulevard Hug-In
There’s something inside each of us longing to connect. Our bodies, minds and spirits call out to one another, hoping to find safety, acceptance and love. These are truths that Cecilia Nadal, executive Read more ...
Town & Style: TALK OF THE TOWNS / Hug In
st. louis For anyone worried about the tenor of public discourse in this country at the moment, there was a ‘hug-in’ on South Grand Boulevard a couple of Saturdays ago. There was some prepress of Read more ...
The Pulse of St. Louis: Black and Blue, a play about race, policing and the community
A local company called Gitana Productions produced a riveting play entitled, Black and Blue, which explores complex relationships between African-Americans and police. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, Read more ...
Living St. Louis | Black and Blue
Originally published on Aug 11, 2015 Producer Ruth Ezell sits down with several cast members, the writer-director and producer of the play Black and Blue. Staged by Gitana Productions, the play is set Read more ...
Alliance for Interracial Dignity Sponsors Free 'Black and Blue' Production May 22
Alliance of Interracial Dignity Sponsors Free 'Black and Blue' Production May 22 "Black and Blue" will be presented free at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the auditorium at Webster Groves High School. An Read more ...
ST. LOUIS THEATRE CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16, 2016
Lots of theatre to choose from as local companies get in their last shows of the season before the Memorial Day holiday. And for some companies, like Opera Theatre, the season is just beginning. Gitana Read more ...
Issues Of Race In Gitana's "Black & Blue"
Thanks to sponsorships by local churches and other groups that came together to make it happen, the play "Black and Blue" will be presented at no cost at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the auditorium Read more ...
For one 14-year-old Kenyan refugee, Gitana Productions’ ‘Living the Dream’ is ‘everything’
[maxbutton id="1"] Cecilia Nadal, the founder and executive director of Gitana Productions, remembers the first time she met Faraja Lungele, a 14-year-old refugee who came to the United States from Kenya Read more ...
NJT hosts Jewish theater conference
The New Jewish Theatre is hosting this year’s Association for Jewish Theatre conference from April 3 to 6. The conference theme is “Redefining Jewish Theater in an Age of Multiculturalism.” Read more ...
For one 14-year-old Kenyan refugee, Gitana Productions’ ‘Living the Dream’ is ‘everything’
Cecilia Nadal, the founder and executive director of Gitana Productions, remembers the first time she met Faraja Lungele, a 14-year-old refugee who came to the United States from Kenya after fleeing the Read more ...
Gitana Productions promotes nonviolence through music and drama in ‘Living the Dream’
Gitana Productions, a local nonprofit that advocates healing through the arts, is premiering a new production this weekend, “Living the Dream.”. In it, students, aged 7-17 from diverse backgrounds, Read more ...
Gitana Productions promotes nonviolence through music and drama in ‘Living the Dream’
Gitana Productions, a local nonprofit that advocates healing through the arts, is premiering a new production this weekend, “Living the Dream.”. In it, students, aged 7-17 from diverse backgrounds, Read more ...
Old world to ‘New World’: three refugee women’s stories of adjustment
We take for granted, as Americans, that people come to our country because the pain they went through in their old world was so bad, Executive Director and founder of Gitana Productions, Cecilia Nadal Read more ...
Event/Living the Dream
Event Title: Living the Dream When: Sat 03/26 1:00pm Where: Immanuel United Church of Christ - Ferguson Categories: Theater , For Kids Description A diverse group of students ages 7 to 17 from diverse Read more ...
Were You There When…
Gitana Productions has launched a youth program in Ferguson, MO, which teaches cultural leadership through the arts and cross-cultural engagement. This program, “Global Education through the Arts,” Read more ...
Heritage event celebrates culture, cross-cultural engagement
The value of cross-cultural engagement was the topic of the hour, as community members met to take part in the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Hispanic American Heritage Month Read more ...
Neighbors of all backgrounds gather for Amhearst Park Peace Festival
Residents share their different customs and traditions at the Amhearst Park Peace Festival. We got a peak at art from Yabwana Yadona. We saw a performance from the Better Family Life KYPE Dancers and Read more ...
St. Louis comes together for upcoming Peace Festival
Dancing from a variety of cultural groups, arts and crafts presented by the St. Louis Art Museum, music, food and more are on tap at Saturday's Peace Festival. The free community event is going at Amherst Read more ...
Saturday on the St. Vincent Greenway
Join us for a day of fun for the whole family along the St. Vincent Greenway, the linear park being developed between forest park and UMSL. Stop 3: Amherst Park Peace Festival 11am-2pm Amherst Park Read more ...
Amherst Park Peace Festival returns on September 12
KDHX Events Calendar Title: Amherst Park Peace Festival When: Sat 09/12 11:00am - 2:00pm Where: St. Louis Category: Festivals Description The Amherst Park Peace Festival will bring together diverse local Read more ...

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