rhodessa jones

On March 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Bay Area artist and Cultural Odyssey director Rhodessa Jones about Birthright, a new performance developed in collaboration with Planned Parenthood or Northern California. It explores questions, issues, and the debate surrounding reproductive rights. Who are the women and girls impacted by restrictions on access to abortion and gender based violence? How are they fighting back? And what are their stories? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Courtesy of brava.org

Bay Area artist Rhodessa Jones has been described by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as "an artistic powerhouse whose work has transformed and saved lives." The teacher, singer, writer, and activists took theatre to places it seldom goes – producing theatre for female prison inmates, and HIV positive women.

Her current performance, “The Resurrection of SHE”, chronicles her life through storytelling, dance, song, and visual imagery.  “SHE” dives into the realities of being black and female in America today, while reaching deep within her history and telling her own story. Rhodessa Jones joined KALW’s Hana Baba studio to talk about her life and "The Resurrection of SHE."