SOHO20 Fellowship and upcoming events

SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery has announced their call for fellowship applications, deadline March 1st. The gallery supports the work of women artists through exhibitions and public programming. All women artists working in any medium are welcome to apply.

The gallery is also teaming up with the Feminist Art Project (TPAF) and the College Art Association Annual Conference 2013 to present two events next month! Below are the details for an exciting weekend of events dedicated to feminism and art.

February 16 @ The Brooklyn Museum - Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
TPAF@CAA Day of Panels
10am – 5:30pm // free and open to the public
Organized by Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.
The event features an impressive roster of artists, curators and critics in conversation surrounding feminism within art institutions, their archival practices, and more.

The symposium will focus on the intersections of feminist and institutional practices, asking how institutions have integrated feminist perspectives into their long term curatorial, collections, and programmatic objectives. Sessions will examine how the museum as a quasi-public space has and continues to negotiate representations of sexuality and gender; how institutions can be “queered” to become more inclusive and less normative, and how feminism may impact institutions in the long term through collection plans and mission statements. There will be a special focus on the role of the institutional archive as a platform particularly conducive to a feminist voice. 

You can see the full schedule of events here. 

February 17 @ SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery - 547 West 27th St, Suite 301, New York, NY
A Conversation on Performative Art: Women Redrawing/Performance
1pm // free and open to the public

Performance by Aphrodite Navab followed by a discussion moderated by Kathleen Wentrack. Speakers: Aphrodite Desiree Navab, Kathleen Wentrack, and others.
In conjunction with Soho20′s Women Redrawing the World Stage exhibition.

 

 

 

New Book! Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities

Victoria Law and China Martens have created a book-version of their long-running zine, “Don’t Leave your Friends Behind“, coming out in September 2012, and now available for pre-order from PM Press!

How do we create new, non-hierarchical structures of support and mutual aid and include all ages in the struggle for social justice? There are many books on parenting, but few on how to be a good community member and a good ally to parents, caregivers, and children
as we collectively build a strong all-ages culture of resistance. Many well-intentioned childless activists don’t interact with young people on a regular basis and don’t know how.
Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind is a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. It brings in voices often missing in many social justice movements, including those from children involved in an occupation for a school library; trans and genderqueer parents; parents of children with developmental disabilities; doulas supporting incarcerated mothers; and childcare collectives across the country. Respecting, valuing, and sharing caregiving work builds a healthier community for all. Let’s build an all-ages, inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind!

The anthology features a chapter co-written by two For the Birds Members, Cynthia Schemmer and Kathleen McIntyre, entitled: “Parental Care Giving and Loss: Ideas for Care Givers and Their Allies.” Pick up a copy and save the date for the NYC launch to be held at Bluestockings Books on Saturday, October 6th.

About the Editors:
Victoria Law is a writer, mother, and photographer. She is also the co-founder of Books Through Bars—NYC and publisher of the zine Tenacious: Art and Writings from Women in Prison. Her first book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM Press, 2009), won the 2009 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society Award).
China Martens is a proud single mother of a grown daughter and a founding member of Kidz City, a radical childcare collective in Baltimore. Her first book is The Future Generation: A Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends, and Others (Atomic Book Company, 2007).

Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen This Saturday March 5th!!

Check out this amazing annual FREE event that showcases female hip hop artists, with a special focus on women of color.
Saturday: 2:00-5:00pm
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) Bronx, NY (Main Theater @ Hostos Community College)
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen Volume 4, “Let’s Get Active!” will be honoring International Women’s Month by addressing some of the health disparities that affect women of color. Our goal this year is to use hip hop to initiate dialogue and inspire action in supporting healthier nutrition, more physical activity, and increased community involvement among women and their families.
Read more about this year’s theme and event here: www.mhhk.org
hiphopkitchen@gmail.com

Talent Line Up:

La Bruja
Freeflowin
NeMiss
Maria Isa
Ne Ne Ali
P.E.M.G.
Ladies of the Flow
Xclusive Step Team
L’Naru’
A-FIG MC & Skyler Figueroa
La PiXie
Akua Naru
Fly Vida
I-SHEA
Infinity
Emperess
DJ Jasmine Solano
DJ Bonnie Danger
DJ Chela

SAVE THE DATE: THE BIG SHE-BANG, AUGUST 14TH

We have finally confirmed a date and a place for this year’s 5th Annual Big She-Bang!


THE BIG SHE-BANG V
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 2010
11AM-10PM

@ CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH
129 RUSSELL STREET, LOWER LEVEL
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN 11222

Please join us as we anticipate a bunch of really great participants this year, as always.

If you have yet to get in touch about doing a workshop, speaking on a panel, playing music, performing spoken word, tabling, showing your artwork, volunteering, or participating in any way, PLEASE DO! Keep in mind, we can always use more volunteers.

CLICK HERE for the call out for participation! (Or see below).

Sistas on the Rise: Young Mothers Resource Night

We will be tabling this AMAZING event June 10th: Sistas on the Rise’s Young Mothers Resource Night. The event is next Thursday, June 10th from 4pm-8pm. There’s more info available at their website here! For the Birds-friend Kristie E. recently donated a few zines to our FTB zine collection (someday when we have a space, it will be a zine library… that’s what we say in our dreams). Among those zines was one called EMPOWER: A Young Mama’s Guide to Taking Control (by Allison Noelle Crews, please look her up, she was a very inspiring woman). This was totally serendipitous since we got asked to table at Young Mothers Resource Night the same day! We’ll have copies of the zine available for free at the event. All the other titles will be regular distro prices. Pass it on!