The Big She-Bang turns 7

Today is the 7 year anniversary of the first-ever BIG SHE-BANG, organized by the Long Island Womyn’s Collective. For a history of the Big She-Bang, check out Beth Puma and Kate Wadkins’ “I Got a Proposition Goes Something Like This: A Brief History of the Big She-Bang.” To see how the festival has changed and grown through For the Birds, check out our archives.

She-Bang and the Single Girl

photo by Stephanie Land

If you haven’t already checked out our friend Jamielynn Varriale’s great blog, Rock and the Single Girl, now is the time! For the past two weeks, Jamie has featured She-Bang artists Des Ark and Aye Nako in her Wednesday “Hump Day Treat” articles. Check ‘em out!

While you’re at it, head over to Artist & Panelist (on the “Feminism & Creativity” panel) Stephanie Land’s blog & check out her great post about the She-Bang, too.

The Big She-Bang 5 Participant Survey!

Hello Everyone!

First and foremost thank you for an amazing turn out and great participation–we felt that this year’s Big She-Bang was a great success! However, what’s most important is what you thought! We have gained invaluable insight into how we can better work with our larger community from conducting post-event surveys in the past and we take your responses very seriously. Please take a moment to fill out our survey about this year’s event: what worked for you and what didn’t? What could we have done better? What was the most important part of the day for you? Your responses will be anonymous.

SURVEY

We look forward to your responses and to another year of working together to create spaces where New York City’s D.I.Y. feminist culture can thrive!

xoxoxo,
For the Birds

Schedule for the She-Bang

12:00 – 12:15 Plenary presented by Kathleen McIntyre (For the Birds)

12:15 – 1:30 Panel on FEMINISM THROUGH CREATIVITY
presented by members of Sister Spit & YOUNITY

1:30 – 3:00 Panel on CONSENT & INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
presented by Support New York & Fuckin’ (A)

3:00 – 3:45 Lunch

3:45 – 5:00 Panel on YOUTH & MEDIA
presented by Femmedia, Nicole Acosta & Nydia Swaby

5:00 – 5:30 Dinner break

BANDS/ARTISTS:

5:30 – 6:00 bell’s roar

6:15 – 6:45 Aye Nako

7:00 – 7:30 Bless Roxwell

7:45 – 8:30 Des Ark

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).