2/29/2012

WOMEN, THE ARTS, AND ACTIVISM: SUPPORTING THE SCENE



I’ve been involved with the Sarah Lawrence Women’s History Month Conference since 2009, planning 2010’s The Message is in the Music. This year (in its 14th year) will be my first time presenting my own work at the conference, and I am excited to be doing so with my cohorts in For the Birds. Here are the details for our panel THIS SATURDAY. I'll be presenting a slightly edited version of the paper I read at last year's Women Who Rock conference in Seattle.

SARAH LAWRENCE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CONFERENCE

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
4:30pm-6:00pm
Slonim Living Room


SUPPORTING THE SCENE: CREATING AND CURATING A FEMINIST SAFER SPACE

Feminist collective For the Birds will discuss the ways that gender informs their curatorial and activist practice, and their understanding of “safer spaces,” as well as how their scholarly journeys have been reflected in their own community-building experience.

Kate Wadkins, Sarah Lawrence College
Lauren Denitzio, Parsons the New School for Design
Sarah Hanks, CUNY Graduate Center
Roz Hunter, Sarah Lawrence College

For the full details, conference description, & schedule, click through the jump.

Women's History Month Conference

The 14th Annual Women's History Conference
Women, The Arts and Activism


Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2012
Free and open to the public

Historically, women have been seen and represented as protectors and transmitters of culture, yet, although some women gained recognition as artists, many more struggled to be seen, heard, and taken seriously. As in other disciplines, women bring their own diverse voices and points of view to the canvas, writing table, music stand, stage, and street. From Renaissance painters to contemporary hip hop and performance artists, women represent their particular journeys as singular personalities and as members of various groups. Whoever they are and from wherever they hail, their expression expands our global understanding of women's history. Additionally, the Women's History Conference at its core is about women's activism. Throughout time, women have used their artistic expression as a method of activism. This year we will explore the ways in which women have used their art as means of liberation.

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