201 Seventh St
Rockford, Illinois 61104
What is the Inscape Community Room? Inscape offers our community room as a space to gather for
meetings, programs, classes, and other selected events, with an emphasis on self-expression and
development for women.
What Is Inscape? Inscape is a unique social enterprise. Our retail shop sells products from a range
of diverse, primarily local, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs.
Proceeds from our sales go toward subsidizing a wide spectrum of self-development programming
accessible to all women, regardless of socio- economic status.
Nothing enhances life and fosters well-being more than a sense of community and belonging. Amidst
the mental health crisis, we believe it is essential to create safe, welcoming, inclusive spaces, where women from diverse
backgrounds can form friendships, learn, and grow through participating in programs that foster
creativity and self-actualization.
Inscape Collective has ample parking behind the shop and is handicap accessible.
Inscape Collective and Rockford Urban Ministries present
Dorothy Paige-Turner: She Speaks Saturday, October 21, 7:00-8:30pm 201 Seventh Street · Rockford
“She Speaks” is a dramatic celebration of African American women poets, playwrights and pioneers”.
The program is coordinated and directed by Dorothy Paige-Turner, and the presentation will feature
cameos of well-known as well as lesser-known contributors. The Players will perform music, recite
poetry, and monologues from plays, citing works by Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Lorraine Hansberry,
Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, voices from women of the old west, and other notables.
The very talented and accomplished Players include: Janet Wright, Carl Towns, Jacquelyn Rogers,
Coleen, Martin Williams, and Wendell Thompson.
Doors open at 6:00. Seating is first-come, first-served with a 50-seat limit. Free admission;
performers are paid from audience donations. Suggested donation is $5-20; we are grateful for any
amount you give.
Inscape Collective will be open from 11-4 and 6-9pm
Arrive early, claim your seat, and shop our extensive, curated collection of beautiful, handmade
art and gift items from local artists and artisans.
Sponsored by Inscape Collective and Rockford Urban Ministries
For more information on Inscape Collective, visit inscapecollective.org.