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Women's March organizer, Black Panther designer to appear at Iowa City's Flyover Fest

Fashion, politics and culture event returns April 27-28

File photo: Mazahir Salih (left), Iowa City City Council representative, gives a speech while Amyruth McGraw (right), interprets, at the Womens March in the Ped Mall of Iowa City, IA on January 20, 2018. (Photo by Mary Mathis)
File photo: Mazahir Salih (left), Iowa City City Council representative, gives a speech while Amyruth McGraw (right), interprets, at the Womens March in the Ped Mall of Iowa City, IA on January 20, 2018. (Photo by Mary Mathis)
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A co-founder of the national Women’s March and a production designer for “Black Panther” will appear alongside hip-hop artists, activists, designers and editors as Flyover Fest returns to downtown Iowa City April 27-28.

“This lineup is diverse, it’s dynamic and it’s full of people that are innovators, leaders and changemakers,” said Flyover Fest co-founder Simeon Talley in a media release.

The festival includes fashion-focused events, artist exhibitions, musical performances, discussions and workshops, with a focus on making fashion and culture more inclusive.

Featured speakers and performers include:

Paola Mendoza — Co-founder and Organizer of the Women’s March.

CupcakKe — Hip-Hop Artist.

Corissa Enneking — Plus-size Influencer.

Hannah Beachler — Production designer for Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Moonlight.

Fattitude (film) — A feature-length, full-color documentary that explores fat shaming.

Randall Jenson — Artist / Anti-Violence Advocate / Youth Organizer and Creator of #GetWoke.

Monica Beverly Hillz — Trans activist and reality TV personality.

Moltyn Decadence — Artist and performer.

Machine Dazzle — Artist and Costume Designer to Taylor Mac.

Evette Dionne — Culture Editor at Bitch Magazine.

Jessica Andrews — Digital Fashion Editor at Teen Vogue.

The festival takes place in multiple venues around Iowa City, and the full lineup is available at helloflyover.com. Early bird tickets are available for $40 at http://littlevillagetickets.com/events/51190705/flyover-fest.

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