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TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

SILENT BARN PUBLIC MEETING X: Safer Spaces

I'll be moderating this panel at Silent Barn tomorrow night at 7pm. I've written some questions to guide the discussion but you're welcome to reply here or contact me if there's anything in particular you'd like to ensure we cover. The second half of the panel will be a Q&A.

More info & RSVP: http://on.fb.me/GWRa0C

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Public Meeting X

What is a safer space? How can we create inclusive spaces that promote a culture of respect and accountability? How do safer space policies work; how are they negotiated; how are they implemented? What are the benefits of implementing a safer space policy? What are the possible disadvantages or fallouts? Can any space truly be considered "safer"?

PANELISTS:
Sky (Bluestockings)
Spencer (ABC No Rio)
Suzy (Shady Hawkins)
Leah (Support NY)
Megan (Lazurite)

MODERATOR:
Kate Wadkins (International Girl Gang Underground)

stay after for the show! music TBA

Zine table courtesy of DiTKO! Zine Library!

= FREE =
= ALL AGES =

= DOORS at 7 =
= PANEL at 8 =
= MUSIC at 10 =

Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
J M Z to Myrtle/Bway
L to Jefferson
No BYOB, no drinking in the yard
No mean players

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FRIDAY, SEP. 13, 2013 - FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2013

BRASS IN POCKET invite
BRASS IN POCKET
curated by Aimee Lusty + Kate Wadkins
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

OPENING TONIGHT, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 6-10PM
coinciding with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Susan Fang
Liz Linden
Lynnette Miranda
Caroline Paquita
Catherine Stack
Tamara Waite-Santibanez

The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present BRASS IN POCKET, a group exhibition featuring work by Susan Fang, Liz Linden, Lynnette Miranda, Caroline Paquita, Catherine Stack, and Tamara Waite-Santibanez, and Book Swap... a collaborative project by Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy.

We approached this show with the desire to represent contemporary feminist artists working in different media with the commonality of transcending subject matter and traditional techniques in print, collage, drawing and sculpture. Instead, BRASS IN POCKET is a group of New York-based women artists who are doing just that, but whose work may not necessarily be described as "feminist art." What we discovered through this process is that it is less of a "feminist" concern to narrowly define this work as "feminist art." It is more important to bring the work, the pushing of boundaries and mediums, to light. Throughout our studio visits feminist themes emerged. While often not the forefront of the artist’s subject matter, each artist still faces a sexist power structure within the art world, and within her everyday life... [read more]

Curated by Aimee Lusty & Kate Wadkins. For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 12pm-5pm.

FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE + EVENT PAGE, CLICK HERE
OR RSVP ON FACEBOOK IF YOU LIKE
HYPERALLERGIC'S GREENPOINT GALLERY NIGHT GUIDE + MAP

In addition to the exhibition, Aimee and I are soliciting contributions to a feminist art zine, to be published at the closing of BRASS IN POCKET. Deadline for submissions is October 13th, for more info visit us at brassinpocket-booklyn.tumblr.com.

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SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013

E.S.P. feminist art show, flyer by Leah Wishnia

»»»> E.S.P OPENING NIGHT & BENEFIT SHOW «««<

Facebook Event Page —  https://www.facebook.com/events/171655132995164

extrasensoryfeminist@gmail.com

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JULY 6TH SATURDAY - Door at 8pm // Show at 9pm

@ BROOKLYN FIREPROOF 
119 Ingraham St, New York, NY 11237 (Morgan Avenue stop L train)

$5 - $10 sliding scale cover (all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and Womanspace)

(ages 21+)

with STAND-UP/STORY-TELLING/IMPROV/MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMANCES BY:

Jessica Delfino (www.jessicadelfino.com)
Sasheer Zamata (sasheer.com)
SVCK MY D!CK II (suckmydickii.improvteams.com)
Aparna Nancherla (www.aparnacomedy.com)
Anna Drezen (annadrezen.com)
Bethany Hall
Emilie Parker Strange
Judith George

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY:

Tiny Teeth (tinyteethtunes.tumblr.com & http://tinyteethnj.bandcamp.com/)

and DANCE PARTY!! (with DJ DANNY BONADUCE, KAPERKOLATER, and DJ SOUR PUSS)

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FEATURING ART WORK BY:

Adriane Dalton
Alison Dubois
Amelia Box
Annmarie Burzachiello
Ara Aranguri
Cassandra Liuzzo
Christina Vines
Doris Yuan
Dragana Drobnjak
Elisabeth Arzt
Emily Lubanko
Jacqui Alexander
Jennifer Cabral
Jordan Alexander
Kara Frame
Kate Wadkins
Lisa A. Snyder
Manda Brezicky
Marissa Woodrow
Randi Wolfman
Sarah Farmer
Sophia Rosenthal
Stefanie Clerkin
Tara Perry
Tom McGill

**Art will be up for sale and displayed at Brooklyn Fire Proof from July 6th - 10th (ages 21+ after 8pm)

Percentage of art sales will be donated to PP/Womanspace!

FOLLOW E.S.P ON FACEBOOK»> http://www.facebook.com/espfeministshow



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SATURDAY, JUN. 1, 2013 - SUNDAY, JUN. 2, 2013

PortraitsOfFern

Portraits of Fern

a special exhibition for Bushwick Open Studios featuring painting, sculpture, installation, and drawing by Bushwick artists and invited guests

June 1-2, 2013

Opening Reception*
: Sat, Jun 1, 11am-2pm
*coinciding with BOS Annual Maps-N-Mimosas Event

Exhibition hours:
Sat, Jun 1, 11am-7pm
Sun, Jun 2, 11am-7pm

Norte Maar, 83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, Brooklyn
Directions: L Train to Brooklyn. Dekalb Stop.
Hours: Weekends 1-6pm and by appointment: 646-361-8512

I'm in this great portrait show, it's dedicated to one of the Bushwick art scene's favorite dogs, Fern.

Full show description + artist list
View image gallery + checklist

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SATURDAY, MAR. 23, 2013

FEMINIST HIGH TEA
Damascu Bite
119-121 Brick Ln Shadwell
London, UK, E1 6SE




Hosted by Girls Get Busy Zine, OOMK Zine & Kate Wadkins (of International Girl Gang Underground)

RSVP: mskatherinewadkins@gmail.com

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SATURDAY, MAR. 16, 2013

SHEFFIELD ZINE FEST
Sheffield Digital Campus
Sheffield, UK, S1 2BJ




[RSVP]


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FRIDAY, MAR. 15, 2013

TROUBLEMAKERS #1
The Empty Shop
35c Framwellgate Bridge
Durham, UK




[RSVP]

Troublemakers #1: DIY feminist cultural activism panel // Onsind & Andrew Lips // Shape & Situate Exhibition // Pop-up Zine Library & Distros

FREE LAUNCH EVENT (donations welcome!) for Troublemakers: Queer//Feminist Academic-Activists in Cultural Theory & Activism. A new network for activists, academics, researchers, queers, feminists and misfits to change the way we write, tell, and make histories from zines, to academia, to the culture at large.

All details can be found here!

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MARCH 2013

UK TRIP



Check my blog for more info & updates!



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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

THE WAY THE LIGHTS WENT OUT: A HURRICANE SANDY ZINE BENEFIT
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002




RSVP: http://bit.ly/sandyzinebenefit

This event will be both a zine reading and zine sale to benefit The Ali Forney Center, a Manhattan-based organization which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth. Part of the Center’s facility is located near the Hudson River and was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The event will include readings by zinesters as well as the sale of zines generously donated by many zinesters. 100% of proceeds will go to this important community resource.

We are aware of recent critiques of the Ali Forney Center*, and we concur with TransRadical blog** that it is crucial to rebuild AFC in order to continue creating safe and welcoming communities for LGBTQ youth everywhere.

READERS:

Kate Angell (My Feminist Friends, A Thousand Times Yes)
Jamie Varriale Vélez (Sinvergüenza)
Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian, Barnard Zine Library)
James Aviaz (Everything is Fucked, Everything is OK)
Dre Grigoropol (Dee's Dream)

ZINE DONORS:

Stranger Danger Zine Distro, Kathleen McIntyre (The Worst), Lauren Denitzio (Get it Together), Kate Wadkins (International Girl Gang Underground), For the Birds Collective, Kate Angell, Amber Dearest (Fight Boredom Distro, The Triumph of our Tired Eyes), Maranda Elizabeth (Telegram), PonyBoy Press, Aimee Lusty (Booklyn, Pen15 Press), Amanda Stefanski, Jami Sailor (Your Secretary), Jordan Alam (The Cowation), Alycia Sellie (Brooklyn College Zine Library), Cindy Crabb (Doris), Natty Koper & Sivan Sabach (Bangarang This), Chella Quint (Adventures in Menstruating), Shawn Smith (Black Lesbians in the 70s Zine), Elvis Bakaitis (Homos in Herstory), Sarah Rose (Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric, Once Upon a Distro), Maud Pryor (Marmalade Umlaut), Jenna Freedman, vizKult, James Aviaz, Dre Grigoropol, Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press, Womanimal)

Zinesters are welcome to contact us with zines to donate! 100% of event proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief. 

CONTACT
Kate Angell at myfeministfriends@gmail.com
Kate Wadkins at mskatherinewadkins@gmail.com


http://transradical.tumblr.com/post/20347951835/i-meeting-with-the-deputy-executive-director-of
** http://lizvseverything.tumblr.com/post/35113227079/please-reblog-ali-forney-drop-in-center-of-homeless

(more info to be updated on the Facebook event page)



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SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012

PERMANENT WAVE FEST: DAY 2
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
89 Varet Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206


PermanentWaveFest

2:15pm: How to Succeed in Show Booking Without Really Crying

There are quite a few ladies putting on badass DIY shows in NYC that showcase female musicians. We've rounded some of them up for a discussion about all the elements that go into putting on successful shows, from working with bands and venues to promoting to ensuring that the event is a safe space. Bring your questions!

Presented by Kiri Oliver (Permanent Wave), Heidi Vanderlee (Permanent Wave), Niina Pollari (Permanent Wave, Mustard Beak), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), and Kate Wadkins (For the Birds Collective, International Girl Gang Underground)

For information on the other workshops & RSVP, see FACEBOOK

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TUESDAY, JUL. 31, 2012

FOLD, STAPLE, SHARE OPENS TONIGHT
READINGS AT 7PM!

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Brooklyn College Library Unveils Zine Collection: 
Opening Celebration to Include Zine Readings and Exhibition

Brooklyn, NY -- In celebration of the newly-established Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection, an opening celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, in Brooklyn College Library’s Christoph M. Kimmich Reading Room (1st floor). The event, which is open to the public, will feature zine readings, refreshments, an exhibition, and will represent the official unveiling of the browsing collection.

For more information on the opening: ZINES AT THE BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY

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FRIDAY, JUL. 13 - SUNDAY, JUL. 15, 2012


Combating Latent Inequality Together (C.L.I.T.) Fest

@ Reformed Church of Highland Park
19 S. 2nd Ave. Highland Park, New Jersey



FRIDAY, JULY 13
6PM

C.L.I.T. FEST ZINE READING
taking place in-between bands


Julia B. has a day job in academia, but spends a lot of time talking too much – once upon a time for posterity and small change in spoken-word venues, these days anywhere she pleases for less and more meaningful reasons. They can be found online at War in a Dress.

Rachel Levy is a zinester with roots in New York City and Baltimore, Maryland. She co-edits Hoax, a compilation zine dedicated to bringing feminism into everyday life. Rachel has also written various perzines on the topics such as queer identities and histories, community building and creative participation in activist spaces, "call-out culture," and more. C.L.I.T. Fest rules and she is super stoked to participate!

Cristy C. Road is a 29-year-old, Brooklyn-based Cuban-American illustrator and writer who’s been contributing to queer arts, punk, writing, & activism since 1996. Road published a zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three books: Indestructible, Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, andBad Habits. She’s currently working on a Tarot Card deck with author Michelle Tea, a graphic memoir entitled Spit and Passion, and her band The Homewreckers.

Sari co-edits the feminist compilation zine Hoax and writes the perzine You've Got A Friend In Pennsylvania. They are currently zine-ing about topics such as sexual assault, queer relationships, dealing with the intricacies of femininity & masculinity as a non-binary trans* person, challenging the oppressive dynamics of punk, and a queer feminist Harry Potter fan fic centered around Hermione Granger. They are way excited to be a C.L.I.T. Festvolunteer and workshop facilitator!

Jamie Varriale Vélez is having a slight existential crisis, but is fortunately managing to power through it and stay productive. She reads about punk subculture and identity politics, and studies/writes about/occasionally plays music to keep from worrying about the future too much.

Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based writer, artist, and cultural worker who believes in the political and artistic power of zines. She curated this zine reading in tandem with C.L.I.T. Fest to highlight the myriad contributions of, and the vibrant scenes created by, feminists, queers, trans, and people of color, whose voices are often minimized or erased altogether in punk scenes, narratives, and history. You can find her online at katewadkins.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 14
12:15PM-1:15PM

ART LABOR: A Discussion of Art Practice, Presence, Preservation and Perseverance


Creating a work of art is just the beginning. What to do next, where, how, and who to speak to are queries that arise as an emerging artist tries to make a name for themselves. These questions reference positions that exist in the art world, including but not limited to critics, bloggers, gallerists, conservators, framers and art handlers. ‘Art Labor’ seeks to demystify the oft-intimidating ART WORLD for emerging artists. The discussion relays panelists’ personal experiences within the art industry, providing insight for artists that seek to embark on their own art-related careers and those who create for their own pleasure.

Simone Meltesen is a Brooklyn based painter who will begin her MFA at Hunter College this Fall. Currently she is the Director of the Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists at A.I.R. Gallery in New York.

Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist who recently graduated Sarah Lawrence College with an MA in Women’s and Gender History. She was the gallery manager of Storefront (a space for emerging and established artists in Bushwick, Brooklyn) for its two-year lifespan. Currently, she curates BRAIN WAVES, a zine and print collection recently relocated to Recession Art CultureFix. Kate has worked with feminist creatives since 2003, alongside grassroots collectives and world-renowned feminist artists alike.

Cait McLaughlin is a Highland Park resident who works at the B. Beamesderfer Gallery and was at one time a ‘long term’ intern A.I.R. Gallery in New York city. She has experience in hanging exhibits, handling works paper and photography, and fine art framing.

SUNDAY, JULY 15
11AM-12:15PM

Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing


In this workshop, For the Birds (a New York-based feminist collective and distro) will guide a community discussion about internal and external struggles in feminist cultural and social justice organizing, creating feminist spaces, and coalition building. The Collective maintains that it is imperative to communicate authentically in order to bridge gaps, and to grow, both interpersonally and between groups. The workshop will discuss commonalities, such as the way that the efforts of many marginalized groups coalesce around issues like safer spaces, grassroots modes of organizing, and artistic and political visibility. For the Birds invites questions about their own processes, and seeks to find out how other feminists work through these issues and towards similar goals in their own groups and communities. This is a participatory workshop.

FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified, trans, and queer community members all over the spectrum. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.

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FRIDAY, JUN. 8 - SUNDAY, JUL. 1, 2012

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image: Lauren Denitzio, Intimacy #2, 2012.

BRAIN WAVES
the zine & print collection

newly located at Recession Art CultureFix

featuring:
Abe's Penny (Anna & Tess Knoebel) / Jon Bocksel / Lauren Denitzio / Nina Hartmann / Aimee Lusty / Kathleen McIntyre / Caroline Paquita / Jess Poplawski / Jason Roy / Cynthia Schemmer / Mike Taylor / Leah Wishnia / Audra Wolowiec & Christine Shan Shan Hou

Curated by Kate Wadkins, BRAIN WAVES is a collection of zines, artist books, prints and other ephemera. With an emphasis on and enthusiasm for print culture, BRAIN WAVES aims to further the creative work of emerging local artists and writers. Previously located at STOREFRONT in Bushwick and now debuting on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, BRAIN WAVES is thoroughly influenced by the voices and vibrancy of its New York neighborhood.

@ RAC | Recession Art CultureFix
9 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002

brainwaveszines.tumblr.com

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SUNDAY, APR. 15, 2012

BROOKLYN ZINE FEST
@ Public Assembly
70 N. 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211



I'll be tabling with For the Birds Collective + Distro and International Girl Gang Underground at this year's Brooklyn Zine Fest.
For more information.

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MONDAY, APR. 9 - SUNDAY, APR. 29, 2012

STONES IN YOUR POCKET
@ Booklyn Artists Alliance
37 Greenpoint Ave., 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222



As part of the group show Stones in Your Pocket, the Cardiff Sessions conducted a collaborative drawing/printmaking workshop. The collaborative pieces made in this workshop will be on view at Booklyn through April 29th.
For more information.

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SATURDAY, MAR. 3, 2012

SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE 14TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S HISTORY CONFERENCE:
"Women, the Arts, and Activism"

4:30pm-6:00pm SLONIM LIVING ROOM
SUPPORTING THE SCENE: CREATING AND CURATING A FEMINIST SAFER SPACE


WomenTheArtsActivism

Feminist collective For the Birds will discuss the ways that gender informs their curatorial and activist practice, and their understanding of "safer spaces," as well as how their scholarly journeys have been reflected in their own community-building experience.

Kate Wadkins, Sarah Lawrence College
Lauren Denitzio, Parsons the New School for Design
Sarah Hanks, CUNY Graduate Center
Roz Hunter, Sarah Lawrence College

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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012

NYC FEMINIST ZINEFEST
1PM-6PM
@ The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt St. and Bond St. in Brooklyn)



I will be tabling at the NYC Feminist Zinefest with International Girl Gang Underground and For the Birds Collective.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

ZINE READING
7PM+
@ Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenberg Library Pillow Room

SLC Zine Reading flyer
Flyer by Charlotte Price.

Did you know that the library is starting a zine collection this semester? As a celebration of this new addition to our resources, librarian Kate Angell organized a zine reading!
Presenters will include SLC alumni Kate Wadkins, Cynthia Ann Schemmer, and Annie Soga. Any students interested in reading from their zine should contact Kate Angell: kangell@sarahlawrence.edu


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WEDNESDAY NOV. 16, 2011



I've been organizing this event with Daniela of POC Zine Project and Jenna from Barnard Zine Library. We're all so excited that it's happening. You can RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 16 ::: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Barnard College
307 Milbank Hall (3rd floor)
North end of campus
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

The People of Color (POC) Zine Project, Barnard Zine Library and For The Birds Collective are excited to announce a zine reading/community event featuring POC zinesters with diverse backgrounds in zine culture and activism. This is an ALL AGES event, so spread widely!

We'll be adding more details to this event listing, but here are the confirmed readers and details:

MIMI THI NGUYEN (EVOLUTION OF A RACE RIOT)
http://mimithinguyen.com/home.html

OSA ATOE (SHOTGUN SEAMSTRESS)
http://wemakezines.ning.com/profile/ShotgunSeamstress

JAMIE VARRIALE VELEZ (ROCK AND THE SINGLE GIRL)
http://rockandthesinglegirl.blogspot.com/

DANIELA CAPISTRANO (BAD MEXICAN)
http://www.danielacapistrano.com/

MARIAM BASTANI (MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL)
http://maximumrocknroll.com/?s=mariam

JORDAN ALAM

BRING YOUR ZINES!
We are encouraging folks to bring any zines they want to share, sell or trade. We'll have space to do that.

LIVETWEET: #poczines
We'll be sharing details in real time on Twitter @poczineproject, so feel free to follow along and send us your questions and comments with #poczines!

VENUE INFORMATION

Milkbank Hall is on the north end of the Barnard College campus. There will be signs posted to guide you to the 3rd floor location.

Barnard College information:
http://www.diigo.com/user/barnardlibjenna/barnard%20directions

RELATED LINKS

Barnard Zine Libary: http://zines.barnard.edu/
Barnard's zines are written by women (cis- and transgender) with an emphasis on zines by women of color. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, third wave feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans experience, and other topics.

FOR THE BIRDS: http://forthebirdscollective.org/
FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified community members. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.

POC ZINE PROJECT: https://www.facebook.com/pages/POC-Zine-Project/304152466201
We want to make it easier for POC (People of Color) zine fans and their supporters to find a diverse selection of zines made by POC. Zines are a vital component in the long tradition of self-publication. They share knowledge and experiences that supplement (and often contradict) the information that other sources distribute, encouraging free thought. There are many valuable zine collections in the United States (many accessible online) but none that are devoted to curating POC zines. POC Zine Project's mission is to makes ALL zines by POC easy to find, share, and distribute.

ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS
info@poczineproject.org

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THURSDAY SEPT. 1, 2011

I READ IT IN A FANZINE
A feminist zine event co-hosted by Librarian Kate Angell (Sarah Lawrence) and illustrator Elvis Bakaitis

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Featuring:

Kate Angell (MY FEMINIST FRIENDS)
Sari & Rachel (HOAX ZINE)
Ocean Capewell (HIGH ON BURNING PHOTOGRAPHS)
Kate Wadkins (INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND)

@ Bluestockings Radical Bookstore
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002


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THURSDAY JUL. 28, 2011


photo courtesy On the Dot Collective

6:30PM-10:30PM

CO-CURATED BY
FOR THE BIRDS COLLECTIVE & ON THE DOT COLLECTIVE

-- NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ BASEMENT SHOW --
-- AT THE MOONTOWER --
(email for address)

:::::::::: BIKINI KILL COVER SET
Featuring bad-ass members of Lost Weekend, 3Jane, Sparkle Shit
& maybe a guest appearance

:::::::: WHISTLIN' DIXIE SCREENING
"Whistlin' Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South"
A documentary film about queer music, artists, & activists from the American South
by Meredith Heil
http://queersouth.com/

:::::: POTLUCK
Cuz it's summer and we can! Please bring a dish!

:::: FOR MORE INFO
forthebirdscollective.org
onthedotcollective.blogspot.com
girlganggigvolume.tumblr.com

In a last minute endeavor, For the Birds is joining up with New Brunswick, NJ's On the Dot Collective to present GIRL GANG GIG VOLUME #009. GGGV is an extension of the International Girl Gang Underground zine and seeks to document and promote women and queer spaces within D.I.Y. music/art scenes. This is For the Birds' first official out-of-state organizational effort, and our first collaboration with On the Dot.

>> RSVP ON FACEBOOK <<

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9 2011 - FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2011

BigMouth_withtext
a group show featuring

Suzy Exposito / Molly Fair / Kim Funk / Kathleen Hanna
J. Morrison / Adee Roberson / Gabby Schulz

Curated by Kate Wadkins + Lauren Denitzio, BIG MOUTH: contemporary voices in feminist art + illustration is a platform for unpopular visual opinions. Feminist movements have historically grown out of interventions within radical communities in the face of silence, anger, and often, violence. Still, these conflicts and contentions are fought with the utmost passion and humor in hopes for a radical resolution. BIG MOUTH illustrates the ever-evolving search for feminist/queer identities and communities. This group show places feminist narratives at the center of radical art-making, where often our voices are poorly represented or left out altogether. BIG MOUTH is a celebration of our pluralism, our goofiness, and a proclamation of defiant love.

@ Brooklyn Fireproof
119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11237

with open hours throughout

OPENING TUESDAY AUG 9 6p-9p
Opening party
& participatory feminist art workshop
Bring your favorite art supplies (some will be provided)
Limited materials so register here!

THURSDAY AUG 11 12p-6p
Open hours: drop by and visit with curators Kate Wadkins + Lauren Denitzio

FRIDAY AUG 12
12p-6p Open hours
7p Panel discussion with Suzy Exposito, Kim Funk & more
9p Closing DANCE PARTY!

BIG MOUTH is part of the Birds of Summer event series hosted by For the Birds.
A map of all events can be found here.

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FRIDAY JUN. 17 - SUNDAY JUN. 19, 2011

PRESENTS: THREE MONTHS OF MAIL ART FOR HYPERALLERGIC
during Northside Open Studios

OPENING PARTY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 17 -- 6pm-9pm

GALLERY HOURS during Northside Open Studios:
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 18 & 19 -- 12noon-6pm


** NOW RUNNING THROUGH JUNE 29TH **


Reposted from Hyperallergic.

We are excited to announce the details for Hyperallergic's very first mail art show!

The exhibition, titled Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ, will include mail art in the form of sculpture, installation, video and works on paper. The show's catalogue will be in the form of a 'zine.

Co-curated by Kate Wadkins and Hrag Vartanian, Presents will draw on the 100+ mail art works that have been sent to Hyperallergic since our initial request for submissions to our Mail Art Bulletin in March 2011. The show will include everything from practical jokes to prayer/envelope flags. They represent a range of materials and subject matter all emphasizing the tangible communication from one individual to another. 

Please join us for our opening party Friday, June 17 from 6pm to 9pm at Hyperallergic HQ. We will also have gallery hours during Northside Open Studios Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19 from 12 noon to 6pm.

Hyperallergic HQ is located at
181 N 11th Street, Suite 302, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

You can RSVP to the show on Facebook.

Image: A work by Bernard Klevickas for the Mail Art Bulletin.

P.S. Here's our listing on the Northside Open Studios site, as well as the opening.

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

The Women's History Graduate Program Presents:
Class of 2011
Thesis Presentations

5:30pm @ Slonim Living Room
Sarah Lawrence College
Free & Open to the Public

Rosamund Hunter: The Source of Hip: Race, Politics and Masculinity in Cold War America
Hana Kabashi: Women's Work: Experience, Progress and Change in Kosovo, 1989-2001
Alexandria Linn: "Do You Want A Man Or Not?": Sexuality, Deviance and Proper Womanhood in Relationship Self-Help Books from 1980-2010
Alexandria Lust: TLC: the Political, Musical, and Artistic Complexities of Hip Hop Feminist Thought, 1991-2002
Sheelagh Lynch: Easter Lillies: Hidden Heroes of the Irish Revolution
Lisa Merolle: "...And Do Righteous Deeds": Women, Islam, and Grassroots Organizing in the United States
Thea Michailides: Performing Panethnic Identities: South Asian Women Leaders, Coalitions and the Re-Conceptualization of Citizenship
Chandeen Santos: Rebels in Paradise: an Oral History of the Goa Expatriates
Steven Sharper: Radical Perspectives on Sex, Rape, and Race
Elsa Sjunneson-Norman: Legal Morality, Stripped Down: Obscenity Law, Gender Discourse and Burlesque in America
Monica Stancu: Discovering the Voices of Roma Women: Roma Women's Activist Movement in Post-Communist Romania
Nydia Swaby: "Woman Radical, Woman Intellectual, Woman Activist": The Political Life of Pan-African Feminist Amy Ashwood Garvey
Katherine Wadkins: "Freakin' Out": Remaking Masculinity through Punk Rock in the 1970s

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WEDNESDAY, APR. 6, 2011

HER GIRL FRIDAY: MEDIA MIXER

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Her Girl Friday is dedicated to empowering women in journalism and other related fields by creating opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, mentorship, skill share, and the production and showcasing of meaningful nonfiction projects in a variety of media.

facebook.com/hergirlfriday
twitter.com/hergirlfri

RSVP on Facebook.

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MONDAY, APR. 4, 2011

"WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR" SCREENING

7pm @ Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

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I worked on this film with Le Tigre this summer. A very special event for me indeed.

Who Took the Bomp?
2011. USA. Directed by Kerthy Fix. This documentary presents an inside view of Le Tigre during the band's final tour. Fronted by Kathleen Hanna (formerly of the influential riot grrrl band Bikini Kill), Le Tigre is known for lyrics dealing with issues of feminism and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. 72 min.
via MoMA

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SATURDAY, MAR. 12, 2011

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INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND ZINE RELEASE PARTY
GIRL GANG GIG VOLUME #003

$6 | 8PM | ALL AGES

featuring:

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
(NY/PA punk-pop sweethearts)

BAD BANANA
(ex- PS ELIOT, new- favorite band)

AYE NAKO
(ex- FLEABAG, NY pop-punk sweethearts)

AMERICAN SUN
(new Brooklyn dreaminess, think GRASS WIDOW)

+ readings from contributors of the International Girl Gang Underground zine & tabling by FOR THE BIRDS and SUPPORT NEW YORK. This event will be a safer space, with support from NYC Coalition for Safer Spaces. There will also be a bake sale to benefit research for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

// The International Girl Gang Underground Zine Release Party has a safer space policy intended to make this event a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone including survivors of abuse and sexual assault. Harassment, abuse, and assault, as well as racist, sexist, queerphobic, classist, ageist, or otherwise oppressive remarks or behavior will not be tolerated.

People who have perpetrated inter-personal violence, assault and/or harassment and are not presently undergoing any accountability-related process are asked not to attend. There will be mediators at the show to assist if any violations do arise, so if you would like to speak to a safer space team member please find someone with a pink armband, or ask someone at the Support New York table to help you. //


@ Death by Audio
49 S. 2nd Street, b/w Kent & Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L to Bedford | JMZ to Marcy | G to Broadway

RSVP on Facebook.



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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

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"Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities" conference

Presenting on the DIY Media panel with Jamie Varriale Velez & others.

"Disassemble it and dialogue with me": Communication as Punk Feminist Cultural Activism

Using our experiences within the New York City DIY/Punk feminist community, we argue that learning to communicate effectively, both interpersonally and through media like music, blogs and zines, is the activism that produces the change that we want. Learning to communicate requires us to listen to each other and expand our cultural vernacular, bringing previously marginalized voices into a new narrative and changing the way we think. This process of learning to dialogue respectfully and productively does more than merely facilitate our feminist work; it is our feminist work.

Our presentation shares how this work has enabled us to organize and contribute to our communities, and create feminist art and spaces.

Facilitators: Jamie Varriale Velez, Kate Wadkins

10am - 12noon

at Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Bldg/Room: Administration 321

For more info: University of Washington & Women Who Rock Research Project


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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

Teen Program: Zine Workshop
7:30 pm
McManus Room
Middle School age and up

Westport Public Library
Arnold Bernhard Plaza
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880

Attention writers and music lovers! Blogging got you down? Tired of merely expressing yourself through Facebook status updates? Take your talent to print by learning how to edit, layout and print your own zine. Kate Wadkins, co-editor of The International Girl Gang Underground Zine and Kate Angell, blogger and librarian at Sarah Lawrence College will lead a discussion of the medium's history in relation to underground music and DIY culture and will then help get you started on making your own.

Materials will be provided. Just bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

Admission: Free (but space is limited). Register at: http://westportzine.eventbrite.com/

Co-sponsored with Toquet Hall.

For more info: Westport Library or Toquet Hall

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

BRAIN WAVES DEBUT
opening with MARY JUDGE's solo show & WAVELENGTH group show at STOREFRONT.
7pm - 9pm

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Curated by Kate Wadkins, BRAIN WAVES is a collection of zines, artist books, prints, and other ephemera that continues STOREFRONT's mission to further the creative work of emerging local artists and writers.

>> brainwavesbrooklyn.tumblr.com <<

at STOREFRONT
16 Wilson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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