Arts & Activism

Women have long used artistic expression as a method of liberation and feminist activism. From Renaissance painters and poets to today’s critics, actors, playwrights, musicians and filmmakers, art provides an important outlet for women’s creativity and resistance to the status quo. Women are present in growing numbers across genres of music, literature, and visual and performing arts, and they are breaking new ground at all levels of production, performance and industry management. Arts institutions, museums and galleries are displaying feminist work and promoting more female artists. Feminist organizations such as Guerrilla Girls are spurring collectors, curators, historians and institutions to recognize women artists and provide equal access and opportunities for success.

"Christine Jorgensen: Transsexuality and a Transnational Media Spectacle in the 1950s and 1960s": a lecture by Susan Stryker

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04/12/2010

Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History at UC Berkeley in 1992, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, as well as distinguished visiting positions at Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the Emmy Award-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a public television documentary about a 1966 riot against police oppression by transgender prostitutes in San Francisco.

Annual Benefit: Celebrating Change

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04/27/2010 - 04/28/2010

Tickets are now available for Celebrating Change, our annual evening benefit to support the International Museum of Women! Join us on the evening of Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Metreon City View, a spectacular venue with the night-time skyline of San Francisco as our glittering backdrop. Celebrating Change will include multi-media exhibits, live performances, a DJ and Dancing, and food, wine and spirits from leading women chefs and producers.

Location: City View atop the Westfield Metreon, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

 

An Evening with Human Rights Watch

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04/08/2010

Join I.M.O.W. for an evening conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz, director of the Women's Rights Division for Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is leading the charge on women's rights around the world. Please join us to hear how Gerntholtz and her team are raising the cost of abuse to bring greater justice and security to women around the world.

Location: 235 Montgomery St., 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
 
For more information or to purchase tickets:
 
Email: events@imow.org
Call: 415.543.4669 x 27
 
To purchase tickets online, click here.

 

A Question of Habit: A documentary film on images of religious women in U.S. popular culture

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04/08/2010

Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, a faculty member in communication studies and women and gender studies, will discuss and present portions of her film that examines the wide variety of visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. popular culture and contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current.
 

Location: Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor Gathering Space
 

The Library Speaker Series is free, but RSVP is requested.
Contact Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or
cfrankl@luc.edu

 

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer

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03/18/2010 - 03/20/2010

Writings to End Violence against Women and Girls.

Location: Mundelein Auditorium

Activists Who Yearn For Art That Transforms: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements in the United States

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04/13/2010

 

Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the United States see their role and work?

Doing Business: Women in Africa

Report Promotes Reforms for Women’s Entrepreuneurship and focuses on women entrepreneurs from Cameroon, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda.
 

URL: 
http://www.doingbusiness.org/documents/women_in_Africa.pdf
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