Singer-songwriter Dina Hall to lead fundraiser workshop for Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

Dina Hall.  (Courtesy Photo)

Dina Hall. (Courtesy Photo)

Singer-songwriter Dina Hall will host a musical and visual workshop aimed at empowering young women throughout the Lehigh Valley.

The event will take place 7 p.m. May 28 at the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem.

Tickets cost $20, with all of the proceeds benefitting Turning Point of Lehigh Valley. Turning Point Lehigh Valley provides shelter and support services in Northampton and Lehigh counties to victims of domestic violence.

Hall, of Bethlehem, is a not only a popular local musician, but a community activist as well. According to a news release, Hall's presentation will tackle "challenges mature women who want to make a change in their life."

"In 2010, I started singing my original songs, on the sidewalk in downtown Bethlehem and that's when I discovered my own voice. Until then, I was just parroting other voices that I had heard all my life," Hall said in an email. "That experience was like a watershed moment and I was determined to find meaningful ways to express myself."

The workshop was originally presented during the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 2016 Annual Women's Conference at Kutztown University.

"Whether it's in the arts, education, sports or in the workplace, a woman typically ends up in a position having to prove herself. I recognized that at a very young age and found that I was quite secure in breaking that stereotype," Hall added.

Fans of Hall can catch her in concert on Saturday with singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Andy Killcoyne at Edge Restaurant in Bethlehem. Show time is 9 p.m.