FORT WAYNE—Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jessica Crew, in collaboration with the Hope Arthur Orchestra and Fort Wayne Center for Nonviolence, is scheduled to present “Let Her Sing,” a unique women’s empowerment event from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., May 31 at The Church at Jacob’s Well, 3504 N. Anthony Blvd.
“‘Let Her Sing’ was designed to inspire women. That’s it. Just inspire,” explained Crew.
The event is scheduled to include a slate of inspirational women speakers and performances by a number of local women artists and women-led groups. Crew emphasized that attendance is open expressly to all women from all parts of the community.
“Though held at a church, this is not an overtly religious event,” she said.
“Regarding the speakers, they are women whose voice needs to be heard. They live lives of health and balance and know how to teach others the same. They will be sharing some of their personal journey, their struggles and what they’ve learned along the way,” said Crew.
Among the women scheduled to speak are Rebecca Willig, Maureen Riethmiller, Sara Kruger and special guest Shamara Cox.
Cox, a Christian professional executive career and life coach and entrepreneur, is a host of the online Christian-oriented Not Just Talk Internet radio program at www.blogtalkradio.com/notjusttalk. In addition to hosting her program which reaches more than 30,000 people around the world, she is creator and director of “Bling Sorority: uniting, influencing, leading and empowering girls.”
In addition to the women, Crew has scheduled two males as guest speakers—Jim Bugert and Shirona A. Gunawardhana, host of the popular Internet television program Monday Morning Jolt and president of LOGPIPE LLC, a business consulting, technology deployment/management and interactive marketing firm.
“I believe that in order for a man to live in optimal health, he must balance his masculine side with feminine spirit. I believe the opposite is true for women—we need male influence to balance our beautiful femininity,” said Crew, explaining the inclusion of men as speakers.
On the arts side, Crew has tapped some of the city’s top women singer/songwriters. Scheduled to perform are:
• The Hope Arthur Orchestra
• Megan King
• Ivory West
• Elle the Remnant
Additionally, Crew, a respected artist in her own right, is scheduled to perform.
“Through music, speaking and literature, we hope to empower women in any small way,” said Crew. “All participants have volunteered their time and talents. We hope to provide an example of women—women right here in our area—who are stepping forward in boldness to share their gifts and beauty with the community. Personally, I think this event will be a blast and am looking forward to it.”
Admission to the event is a suggested $10 donation, with a portion of proceeds going to the Center for Nonviolence.
For more information, visit www.jessicacrew.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/145091789011215/, http://www.facebook.com/crewjo or email firstname.lastname@example.org.