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 MJS Productions is a theatrical production company that promotes the collective dramatic interpretation of the Arts: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music. It produces original plays, choreopoems, choreo-dramas and other forms of dramatic expression within theatrical venues. MJS Productions also writes and produces original music and to date has infused original music in all of its productions.   

Upcoming Events

"Girls Only" Empowerment Summit Info:

MJS Productions (MJSP) is excited to host, The 2019 Women and Girls Empowerment Summit where the theme is “Rewriting Our Narrative.” 


This FREE “Girls Only” session is open to all districts in Monroe County. Schools can register their 7th – 12th grade groups at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/19GirlPower


The objectives and learning outcomes of the Empowerment Summit are


"Girls Only' Summit Objectives:

- Empower young women in the areas of: Leadership, Purpose, Faith, and Wellness

- To assist young women to acknowledge, understand and harness their internal power 

- To encourage and inspire young women to use practical tools to be successful

- To teach young women about the power of self-care personally, educationally, and communally


"Girls Only" Summit Learning Outcomes:

- Identify qualities of leadership that are important to be successful

- Define purpose and recall the impact of purpose

- Indicate qualities of faith and how to activate those qualities

- Provide examples of self-care practices and the impact on wellness 

- Discuss the importance of creating and voicing our own narratives 


Register your group here:  https://tinyurl.com/19GirlPower


The summit speakers include:

Event Hosts:

Melany J. Silas & Ruth Turner

Mistress of Ceremony:

Tokeya C. Graham

Summit Speakers:

Mayor Lovely A. Warren

Ashley Cross

Chiamaka Ikpeze

Poet

Nequa Profacy

Keynote: 

Dr. Stephanie Evans, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University. 

Dr. Evans will share her work surrounding wellness and mental health in the lives of Black women and girls. She will discuss restorative practices such as self-care and self-love to that can transform the lives of women and girls. 


Dr. Stephanie Evans Short Bio:

  

Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans is Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History (AWH) at Clark Atlanta University.  Her research interest in "creative survival" includes work on health, education, religion, and music. She is author of two books: Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment (2014) and Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History (2007) as well as lead co-editor of three books, Black Women and Social Justice Education (SUNY, 2019), Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (SUNY Press, 2017), African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education (2009). She has several projects in progress, including Chair at the Table: Black Women Department Chairs on Academic Service, Leadership, and Balance as well as Black Women's Music Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Professions (in progress).  Returning to her youth musical theater background, Evans is also working on a book about and mental health in Black women's music memoirs. Her feminist-womanist work defines literary mentoring and her work on inner peace and healing are practical outgrowths of her research on Dr. Anna Julia Cooper's human rights legacy.

Click on flier above to register for the Girls Only Event!

Click on flier above to register for the Girls Only Event!

Community Discussion Empowerment Summit Info:

MJS Productions (MJSP) is excited to host, The 2019 Women and Girls Empowerment Summit where the theme is “Rewriting Our Narrative.” 

   

This powerful session will discuss Mental Health and Wellness in the lives of Black Women and Girls. Host, Professor Melany J. Silas, Mistress of Ceremony Professor Tokeya C. Graham and summit keynote, Dr. Stephanie Evans will engage us as we discuss the historical impacts of mental health and the overwhelming disparities in health and wellness for Black women and girls. We will also provide practical restorative tools of self-care and self-love that have been historically used by Black Women and Girls to heal and transform their narratives.  


Community Session Objectives

- Teach and empower the Rochester Community in the area of Mental Health and wellbeing in the lives of Black Women

- Bring awareness of the impact of mental health in the lives of women and girls within the black community

- Present strategies of wellness that have been valued by Black Women historically and identify the relevance of those strategies for the present generations


Community Session Learning Outcomes

- To identify ways in which mental health has impacted the lives of Black women and girls

- To summarize ways in which Black women and girls can implement wellness within their lives

- To provide examples of wellness strategies for self-care & self-love

- To discuss the value and power in rewriting the mental health and wellness narratives in their own lives.


Ticket Information:

Purchase Tickets HERE

*For large group or youth groups, contact MJS Productions at: mjsproductionsllc@gmail.com 


Dr. Stephanie Evans Short Bio:

  

Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans is Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History (AWH) at Clark Atlanta University.  Her research interest in "creative survival" includes work on health, education, religion, and music. She is author of two books: Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment (2014) and Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History (2007) as well as lead co-editor of three books, Black Women and Social Justice Education (SUNY, 2019), Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (SUNY Press, 2017), African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education (2009). She has several projects in progress, including Chair at the Table: Black Women Department Chairs on Academic Service, Leadership, and Balance as well as Black Women's Music Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Professions (in progress).  Returning to her youth musical theater background, Evans is also working on a book about and mental health in Black women's music memoirs. Her feminist-womanist work defines literary mentoring and her work on inner peace and healing are practical outgrowths of her research on Dr. Anna Julia Cooper's human rights legacy.

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Purchase you tickets here (Tap the flier above)

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