Shifting the Gaze: Women in Music Panel


I feel wildly lucky to moderate this amazing panel set up by Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Panelists include: CAMAE AYEWA of Moor Mother Goddess, Rockers! Philly, and the Afrofuturist Affair; FRAN BLANCHE of Frantone Electronics;  DIANE FOGLIZZO of Girls Rock Philly and Trophy Wife; MARIA RAHA, author of Cinderella’s Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground and Hellions: Pop Culture’s Rebel Women; and AAMANDA SILBERLING (host), a music writer and photographer studying English, Creative Writing, and Fine Arts at UPenn.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 6 PM

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Women are everywhere in the music industry – but does visibility lend itself to equality?

A Penn sophomore and music writer, Amanda Silberling, has brought together a panel of five all-star Philadelphia women in music to discuss the challenges that women face in the music industry at home and at large. We hope to use this panel to discuss what actions the music community in Philadelphia can take to create a more inclusive atmosphere for anyone from casual music fans to life-long shredders of all backgrounds and experiences. We will have a Q&A at the end of the panel discussion, followed by refreshments served in our living room, where guests will have the chance to keep the conversation going in an informal setting with our panelists.