Music icon, artist extraordinaire and 1/3 of LaBelle (Lady Marmalade). A writer of socially conscious and illuminating message songs, Nona is also the Ambassador for Music in Artistry at Berklee.
The first African American woman on record to reach both the North and South Poles. The North at age 75 the South at age 79! A true Action Maverick, she has been the subject of profiles on NBC News and CNN.com
Proceeds from this event will benefit STREB Extreme Action
and the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM)
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What is an Action Maverick?
An original. A person that breaks the rules, re-interprets or establishes new parameters of their craft. New artistic, educational, scientific visions. A risk taker. A hero.
The Action Maverick Award Benefit celebrates the bravery, strength, courage, openness and interdependence that both SLAM and STREB embody. It manifests the possibilities inherent in a unique place like SLAM. Funds raised from the Action Maverick Benefit support free and low cost SLAM programming, numerous community partnerships and creative collaborations that change lives. Each year at SLAM, 6,000 artists and students of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds push internal and external boundaries to create a unique and growing community through Extreme Action.
Past Action Mavericks
2018 Billie Jean King & Ilana Kloss
2017 Neil A. Mazzella
2016 Laurie Anderson
2015 Dean Potter
2014 Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan
2012 Bettina Drummond
2011 Diana Nyad
2010 Trisha Brown
2009 Cheryl Stearns
2008 Hugh Herr
2007 Noe and Ivan Espana
2006 Philippe Petit
2005 John and Sage Cowles