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Archive for February, 2017

International Women’ Day March 8 2017

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, [women will]join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

Listen to WEFT 90.1fm weft.org

A Day Without a Woman reaffirms our commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women’s March. We are inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. The Women’s March stands in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.

When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let’s raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

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Eliza Gilkyson

Published on Feb 23, 2017

Eliza Gilkyson’s latest video, set to her song “the Great Correction,” features a collection of powerful photos depicting the brave souls who, throughout this nation’s history, fought for a decent society and a protected and loved planet.

The Illusionists Film Screening

Thursday, March 2 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—The Illusionists Film Screening. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), join the Women’s Resources Center, the Counseling Center, and the University Library for a screening of The Illusionists, followed by a post-film discussion. Free and open to the public. About the film: From Harvard University to the halls of the Louvre Museum, passing by a cosmetic surgeon’s office in Beirut, to the heart of Tokyo’s Electric Town, The Illusionists explores how the body has become “the finest consumer object.” From New York to Tokyo, relentless propaganda reminds us that we have only one body – and that we have to enhance it. Through advertising and mass media, multibillion-dollar industries (most notably cosmetics, fashion, dieting, and cosmetic surgery) saturate our lives with images of idealized, unattainable beauty that does not really exist in nature and that can be obtained only through cosmetic surgery… or digital retouching. The Illusionists explores these themes through the testimonies of sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. “This important film expands the critique of unattainable beauty to a global scale — revealing how Western values continue to dominate media and consumer landscapes through neocolonial flows of corporate capital that marginalize entire populations. But perhaps The Illusionists’ best trick will be getting students to wrestle with how ideology functions at the most intimate of levels by preying on their own insecurities.” Christopher Mark Boulton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Tampa. The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is to put the spotlight on eating disorders and improve public understanding of their causes, dangers and treatments.

Reel Feminism

Tuesday, February 28 @ 5pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Reel Feminism/Women’s History Month Film Series | Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. A documentary tracing the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman. Introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off. Don’t miss this sensational film! It’s free and we’ll serve popcorn and refreshments!

Women’s Resources Center   2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright Street, Champaign

217.333.3137 | www.go.illinois.edu/wrc

These Black Women

THESE BLACK WOMEN is an exhibition of portraiture from local artist, Jason Patterson, on display at the Women’s Resources Center in honor of Black History Month. These portraits are a part of the series Twenty Three Portraits. A project that honors African American women of the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana area who have made significant cultural, academic, civic and social contributions to the community. While recognizing the importance of these women, this project also looks at the historical convention and concept of The Portrait, specifically in the public and academic context. How do we perceive images of people, painted or photograhed, on the walls of government buildings or in university halls? What positive or negative effects does this tradition have on us consciously and subconsciously? What new ideas, perceptions or understandings can be realized when these portraits of African American Women, compositionally adhere to, but at the same time contrast, the traditional motifs of classical portraiture? Viewing Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday during February. Jason Paterson is an Illinois based artist whose work predominantly deals with African American history, and social conditions. His work employs portraiture to chronicle the people, periods and cultural significance of the African American presence, throughout the history of The United States. These works not only represent the people they depict, but also the visual media in which the original images were created—re-creating them through an original utilization of soft pastel. These works reference the cultural and historical importance of, photographs, film, and video: the technological tools we use to represent and identify ourselves, and visually organize and archive our existence.on the walls of government buildings or in university halls? What positive or negative effects does this tradition have on us consciously and subconsciously? What new ideas, perceptions or understandings can be realized when these Portraits of African American women, compositionally adhere to, but at the same time contrast, the traditional motifs of classic portraiture?aphed, on the walls of government buildings or in university halls? What positive or negative effects does this tradition have on us consciously and subconsciously? What new ideas, perceptions or understandings can be realized when these Portraits of African American women, compositionally adhere to, but at the same time contrast, the traditional motifs of classic portraiture? Jason Paterson is an Illinois based artist whose work predominantly deals with African American history, and social conditions. His work employs portraiture to chronicle the people, periods and cultural significance of the African American presence, throughout the history of The United States. These works not only represent the people they depict, but also the visual media in which the original images were created—re-creating them through an original utilization of soft pastel. These works reference the cultural and historical importance of, photographs, film, and video: the technological tools we use to represent and identify ourselves, and visually organize and archive our existence.

Womyn Making Waves playlist 2/26/17 host barb

Dixie Chicks,Landslide,The Essential Dixie Chicks,2002,Columbia/Legacy
Fleetwood Mac,Gold Dust Woman,Rumours (Deluxe),2013,Rhino/Warner Bros.
Rhiannon Giddens,Last Kind Words,Tomorrow Is My Turn,2015,Nonesuch
Fiona Boyes,If I Should Die,Professin’ The Blues,2016,Reference
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals,Ah Mary,This is Somewhere,2007,Hollywood Records
Janelle Monae,Isn’t This the World,Hidden Figures: The Album,2016,Columbia
Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra,She,Waves,2017,SunSign
Jesca Hoop,Cut Connection,Memories Are Now,2017,Sub Pop
Jessie Mae Hemphill,She-Wolf,She-Wolf,1981,Highwater Records
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,Fake Friends,Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Greatest Hits,2010,Blackheart Records
Joan Armatrading,People,Joan Armatrading,1976,A & M
Suzanne Vega,Stockings,Nine Objects of Desire,1996,A&M
Jane Siberry,Anytime,Angels Bend Closer,2016,Sheeba
Joni Mitchell,Blonde in the Bleachers,For The Roses,1972,Asylum
Alison Krauss,Dream of Me,Windy City,2017,Wolf
Pat Parker,For Straight Folks…,Lesbian Concentrate,1977,Olivia
Mary Watkins,No Hiding Place,Lesbian Concentrate,1977,Olivia
Laura Nyro,Talk to a Green Tree,Mother’s Spiritual,1984,Legacy Recordings
Julia Magness,Burning Down Live,Blues Women International–Hopson Sessions,2013,Untouchable Collection
Bonnie Tyler,Have You Ever Seen the Rain,Faster Than the Speed of Night,1983,Columbia
Emma’s Revolution,Earned This Gray,Revolution Now,2017,Moving Forward
Mary Gauthier,Worthy,Trouble & Love,2014,In the Black
Lucy Kaplansky,The Red Thread,The Red Thread,2004,Red House Records
Kate Miller-Heidke,Fire and Iron,Nightflight,2012,Sony
Katie Dahl,In the Dark,In the Dark-single,2016,Katie Dahl
Kathy Mar,Velveteen,Plus CA Change,2000,Thor
Katrina & the Waves,Dancing Street,Katrina & the Waves,1983,Capitol
Lady Gaga,Born This Way,Born This Way – Single,2011,Interscope Records
Lita Ford,Blueberry,Lita,1988,RCA

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Playlist Womyn Making Waves 2/19/17 Host Gina

Melissa Ferrick,Freedom,Freedom,2000,What Are Records
Sari Schorr,Aunt Hazel,A Force of Nature,2016,Manhattan Records
Miss Whiskey,Three Times,One Cold Night,2016,Self Released
Liz Mandeville,Too Hot For Love,The Stars Motel,2016,Blue Kitty Music
Cee Cee James,The Edge is Where I Stopped,Stripped Down & Surrendered,2016,FWG Records
Laura Vecchione,Love Lead,Love Lead,2017,Self Released
Lisa Biales,Messin’ Around With the Blues,The Beat of my Heart,2017,Big Song Music
Sistahs Too,More to Do,More To Do,2017,Self Released
Sunday Wilde,Momma’s Drinkin’s Done,Blueberries & Grits,2016,Hwy 11 Records
Fannie Lou Hamer,Testimony 1964 Democratic National Convention,Testimony 1964 Democratic National Convention,2009,You Tube
Angel Forrest,All the Way,Angel’s 11,2016,Ad Litteram
Beth Hart,Fire On the Floor,Fire On The Floor,2017,Provogue
Eliza Neals,Another Lifetime,”10,000 Feet Below”,2017,E-H Records
Regina Spektor,Small Bills,Remember Us to Life,2016,Sire Records
Nikki Lorenzo,Follow Me,Unravel,2016,Self Released
Haley Bonar,Your Mom is Right,Impossible Dream,2016,Gndwire/Thirty Tigers/Spit Comet
Lori McKenna,Ruby’s Shoes,Ruby’s Shoes,2015,You Tube
Stephcynie,Yellow Memories,Mr. Edwards,2016,Stephcynie
Julien Baker,Ballad of Big Nothing,Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith,2016,American Laundromat Records
Lauren Hoffman & the Secret Storm,Let the Waves Crash on Me,Family Ghost,2017,Self Released
Mary McAvoy,Alright,Wanderlust,2015,self-released
Natalie Estes,Until I Do,20/20 Vision,2017,Self Released
Rachael Lynn,Melody,To Street & Transfer,2017,Self Released
Grace Potter and Bob Weir,Friend of the Devil,Dear Jerry: Celebrating Music of Jerry Garcia,2016,Blackbird Music