Push/Pushback: 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Activism and Art
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- Free food
"PUSH/PUSHBACK, 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Activism and Art" is an interactive presentation detailing how one person can use their creativity to push against the status quo. “The Art of Activism” is an insiders look at what went behind the posters, protests, fax blitzes, speak outs and street theatre actions the Guerrilla Girls and Guerrilla Girls On Tour used to attack and expose sexism and racism in the art and theatre world and beyond. It includes a step by step guide to the art of collaboration, how to gather stats, generate ideas, fund projects, ensure response and guarantee momentum. It also sheds light on the use of storytelling to weave together the fabric of a movement designed to effect change.
Aphra Behn aka Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer who writes plays, prose, screenplays and creates performances which address gender parity, reproductive rights, violence against women and proves that feminists are funny at the same time. She is the author of “UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour,” published by Skyhorse and named best nonfiction prose book of 2017 by Devil’s Kitchen. Behn/Kaz has led the touring theatre company, Guerrilla Girls On Tour, since 2001 and the troupe has received the Yoko Ono Courage Award for the Arts, the Skowhegan medal, and was named “Notable Women in American Theatre” by the League of Professional Theatre Women and CUNY-TV. Donna Kaz is the recipient of Venus Theatre’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Jerry Kaufman Playwriting Award, Ian MacMillan Writing Award, Boundary Stone Screenwriting Award and residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, Djerassi, Blue Mountain, Wurlitzer, Mesa Refuge and Marble House. She is a 2022/23 Research Fellow at Winterthur and currently lives on Long Island.
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