Black Women on the Move: #JOURNEYStour Screening & Discussion

Join Eaton DC for an evening of storytelling & conversation centering Black women.


Black Women on the Move: #JOURNEYStour Screening & Discussion

Join Eaton DC for an evening of storytelling and conversation centering the diverse origins and migration experiences of Black women. There will be a screening of the visual "docupoem" anthology JOURNEY(S): addis to dc with director/producer Saaret E. Yoseph in-person, following presentations of relevant work by other Black female artists.


JOURNEY(S): addis to dc is a narrative trip between two, distant capitals and sister cities. The experimental docupoem anthology combines oral history with original poetry, animation and archival imagery to explore identity, migration, memory and the meaning of “home.” With JOURNEY(S), director Saaret E. Yoseph sifts through her own cultural biography as an Ethiopian-American to honor the first-hand reflections and lived experiences of her foremothers, paying tribute to all Black transnational women around the world. A poetic collage of language and movement, each episode of the five-part anthology is under 10 minutes. The total runtime is 39 minutes.


With the help of grant funding from HumanitiesDC, Yoseph is taking her visual docupoem on tour to multiple cities, engaging the project's intersectional themes through creative programming and placing her work in conversation with other female artists of color.


To get involved with the #JOURNEYStour, learn more here.



MARJUAN CANADY is a Broadway Producer and award-winning Caribbean-American artist, entrepreneur, educator, and literacy advocate. A DC native with Trinidadian roots, her work spans theater, film, television, children’s media and literature. Marjuan is the 2023 DC Mayor’s Arts LARRY NEAL Writers Award winner and was named as a 2023 Woman to Watch on Broadway. Her original work has been seen on Hoorae Media, Sensical TV, Kweli TV, and at The John F. Kennedy Center, to name a few. She is the Founder of her DC based production company Sepia Works and non-profit, Canady Foundation for the Arts. Canady is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Actors Equity Association, the Dramatist Guild, and the Parent Artist Advocacy League. She is the proud mom of her four year old daughter, Savannah. Website: | Instagram: @marjuancanady


REDEAT WONDEMU's photography depicts her sitters with deep thoughtfulness, reverence, and imagination. Her fondness for old school analog film photography comes from her memory of her father taking family photos with analog cameras. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and pursued her nursing career side-by-side with photography training. In 2021, her series Modern Muse: Portraits of Ethiopian women was exhibited in a Solo Show at the Addis Ababa Museum and Homme Gallery in DC. Her photography series of portraits of working Ethiopians titled “How Irving Penn's Photography Series Inspires Me” was published in The Washington Post. She is the recipient of The Emerging Artist Small Project Grant at the Craig Kraft Studio. Website: | Instagram: @itslikered8


WAYNA WONDWOSSEN is a GRAMMY-nominated, singer, actress, and writer who was born in Ethiopia and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She worked as a Writer in the White House before releasing three solo albums, garnering two Billboard-charting singles and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Wayna toured with the iconic Stevie Wonder as a vocalist in his live band, joining the Songs in the Key of Life Tour and various performances throughout the US, Canada, London, and Mexico. As solo artist, she has performed with her own band across the US and abroad – including shows at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Essence Fest, and the White House. Most recently, Wayna starred in The Other Side, a film opposite Emmy-nominated actor, Ethan Herisse (When They See Us). Website: |Instagram: @waynamusic


SAARET E. YOSEPH (she/her) is an Ethiopian-American writer and multidisciplinary artist. Her work has been featured by HuffPost, The Rumpus, The Root, The Washington Post, CNN and The Ethiopian Reporter. In 2014, Saaret premiered RED LINE DC, a master’s thesis-turned-independent documentary that explored gentrification and graffiti in her hometown. She went on to launch various arts and humanities-based projects, in collaboration with HumanitiesDC, CommonLit, the Environmental Film Festival, and Meridian Hill Pictures, among others. In addition to her oral history project, JOURNEY(S), Saaret is also pursuing other narrative experiments and creative inquiries, including a poetry chapbook and a loosely-autobiographical feature script. Website: | Instagram: @saaretsees