Womyn's music and music by women

Volume 2/Issue 18: June 8, 2012


This Week at the WRC!!

Monday—June 8 @ 12:00noon @ Women’s Resources Center–Dish It Up Lunch & Discuss Series presents: Women Art Revolution! For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures. !Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Women’s Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art. New ways of thinking about the complexities of gender, race, class, and sexuality evolved. The Guerrilla Girls emerged as the conscience of the art world and held academic institutions, galleries, and museums accountable for discrimination practices. Over time, the tenacity and courage of these pioneering women artists resulted in what many historians now feel is the most significant art movement of the late 20th century. Carrie Brownstein composed an original score to accompany the film. Laurie Anderson, Janis Joplin, Sleater-Kinney, The Gossip, Erase Errata and Tribe 8 are some of the gifted musicians who contributed to our soundtrack. Join us for a free, light lunch—film clips—discussion!

Monday—June 8 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center–Summer Women’s Support Group for female students who have experienced sexual assault/abuse or abuse within a relationship. The goal of the group is to help cope with emotional trauma and build a sense of support and community. Discussions will focus on fears, shame, trust, disclosure, current and future relationships, overcoming disruptions in daily living, and options and resources. Call 333-3137 or email womenscenter@illinois.edu for more information.

This Week on Campus!!

Tuesday—June 12 @ 12noon @ Asian American Cultural Center; 1210 W. Nevada Street, U–Food for Thought Lunch Series presents: Asian American Stereotype Busting in Media! With Kenneth Chan, intern. Join us for a free, light lunch and lively discussion!!

Tuesday—June 12 @ 6 pm @ LGBT Resource Center; Room 323 Illini Union–Rainbow Lemonade Stand: Replacing the Rainbow Coffee House, the Rainbow Lemonade Stand runs all summer on Tuesdays offering a welcoming environment to LGBT and Ally communities to socialize. Whether you’re here for a meeting, with friends to study or just to have fun—we welcome all!!

Coming SOON to the WRC!!

Reading group and program series starting this summer on body image and the politics of the diet industry—watch for details!

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