We recently announced the full cast for this year’s Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities show. Now, it’s time to learn more about the women who will bring their stories of motherhood to the historic Riverview Theater on May 4, 2017.
Today, we introduce you to Hanadi, Susan, Carrie, and Amoke.
Hanadi Chehabeddine is an award-winning public speaker and activist living in Eden Prairie with her husband and three kids. she recently received the Eden Prairie Human Rights Award of 2016 for her efforts to dismantle misconceptions about Islam and build bridges of unity. She has been featured in the Star Tribune for her community building projects and had been published in the Huffington Post, American Diversity Report, MinnPost, and recently The Guthrie Theater and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She was a speaker at the national Diplomacy Summit, August 2016 in Minneapolis, and was recently invited to be a U.S. State Department International Speaker. Hanadi is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Leadership at St Thomas University while leading diversity training in the corporate world, specifically around anti-Muslim sentiments. Before coming to the U.S., she was an award-winning creative and communication specialist working across different media platforms. She has been on numerous award show jury panels in the Middle East and covered the 2004 Cannes Advertising Festival in 2004.
Susan Triemert has taught English at the high school level and, more recently, at the college level. She holds a Master of Arts in education from the University of St. Thomas and is finishing up her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Hamline University. She has been published in the Cheat River Review, Stepping Stones Magazine, and the Colorado Review. Her piece in the 2016 Fall/Winter issue of the Colorado Review has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has worked on two literary journals: the Water~Stone Review and the Runestone Journal. She lives in St. Paul with her husband and their two sons.
Carrie Peterson is a mom to an 11 year old boy, 5 year old rescue shepherd mix and a crayfish named Elliot. She has served as the Dietetic Internship Director at the the University of Minnesota since 2000. Carrie was one of the first in the nation to become a Board Certified Specialist In Sports Nutrition and over the past 27 years, has worked as the Sports Nutritionist for Antarctic Expeditions, climbing expeditions and all of the Professional Minnesota Sports Teams. Her passions include playing ice hockey (which she started at age 40), alpine skiing, camping and hiking. Truly, anything activity related! She is extremely grateful for this opportunity to share an experience on her life journey .
Amoke Kubat is a retired special education teacher, mother, grandmother, spiritual elder, and community activist. Mindful, not forever young she remains forever and curious about self, (as an older African American woman), the natural world, and the Sacred. Self taught, Amoke uses writing, thus far, centered around healing – personal, historical and intergenerational trauma, to continue to define herself and hold a position of wellness in an America sick with inequalities and inequities.
Amoke is also a student at United Theological Seminary. As Amoke continues to discover the intersections experienced, she infuses her understandings into – spoken or written, art making events, or performance to diverse communities.
Amoke does art making in a variety of ways; prose, creative non-fiction, public performance and community events, and YO MAMA arts residences and The Art of Mothering Workshops. Amoke recently added playwright to her resume. She wrote, produced and acted in 2 sold out performances of “Angry Black Woman and Well Intentioned White Girl” in 2016 at Intermedia Arts. This is Amoke’s first appearance at “Listen to Your Mother.”
The Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities show will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Theater.
We would also like to recognize our generous sponsors. Without their support, this show would not be possible. Please check them out and thank them for their partnership with the Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities show!by