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Sharon Stevens - Artivist

  History of IWD
  Feminism in
Calgary
  MyArt practice
  Resources
  March 19, 1911
  Austria, Denmark, Germany & Switzerland
  Million at first conference
  Bread and Roses strike led
and won by women
  1912 Lawrence, Mass USA
  Working conditions and
labour legislation
  56 to 54 hours per week
  sped up looms and cut
wages
  23,000 textile workers
strike
  3 months ended March 14,
1912
  21 year old Elizabeth
Gurley Flynn – organizer
  Shining example of
women led, organizing a
multi-national anti racist
unity
1974 – 2003
Calgary Status of Women Action Committee
Herland In: Camera
Workshop
1999 – 2005
Film & video production
for women by women
6 years + 9 women = 36
media artists
“I don't think herland was the last
creative celebration for feminists
in Calgary because Feminism isn't
dead; Feminism has just
changed. I have been lucky
enough to meet some radical
feminists in this city over the past
year–– some of whom are very
creative–– and perhaps we are
just fighting a quiet riot”.Jasmine
comments to FFWD article on
Feminist Evolution, March 2009
Jasmine Valentina Feb. 14, 1987
– Sept 11, 2010
Judy
with a
V And the
“V” stands
for victory,
folks. If
you look at
the roll call
of
rebellious
women
with a
cause
THIS PICTURE
WAS
CENSORED BY
SWERVE
you’ll find Eve, Joan of Arc and Virginia Woolf. At the
head of the table sits Judy Chicago, whose 1975
masterpiece The Dinner Party knocked the
socks off the art world. She’s still fighting to get
women’s work the respect it deserves, challenging
Calgarians with her new show, If Women Ruled the World.
written by Jacquie Moore, Swerve
Limited copies
available at
Womens Centre in
Bridgeland, Old Y
Centre, and for
viewing at the
Glenbow Museum
  http://exhibit.breadandrosescentennial.org/
  http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
about.asphttp:/
  Take back th the Night
  Women’s Centre in Bridgeland
  Calgary Sexual Health Centre
  Women in Black – Friday’s at noon
  Feminist Evolution, closure of herland, CSWAC,
WLF, WofCC
  http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/life-style/
activist-guide/the-feminist-evolution-3438/
  Video Graffiti
  Condom(nation)
  Victorious Heritage
  PMS Hotline
  The Anger Channel
  Becoming
  VIGIL
  Altar(ed)
  Planet Overture
  Opening Cages: Rural Women
& Domestic Violence
  Doodlebugs: The Video
  www.essense.ca
Video Graffiti 1991
A video newsbox
designed to screen short
videos on topics not often
covered in mainstream
media; PMS, condom use,
and the destruction of a
community for parking
lots.
 OX: A Crash Course on Loving Calgary
 Id Collective
 Conspiracy Vs Cancer
 Connectives
 Re-bEarth the Earth
 Finding the P Spot
 Old Y’s Tales
www.essense.ca/ox
•  Research through
performance art
•  Id Booths set up in public
•  Participants described how
they self identify while
having photo taken
•  Made a button of their
photo
  Video Graffiti
  Condom(nation)
  Victorious Heritage
  PMS Hotline
  The Anger Channel
  Becoming
  VIGIL
  Altar(ed)
  Planet Overture
  Opening Cages: Rural Women
& Domestic Violence
  Doodlebugs: The Video
  www.essense.ca
Why? Because we need more visible,
tangible, creative demonstrations of
love for our mother earth.
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Feminist Art Gallery (FAG)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminist-Art-Gallery/
151383324924165
!W.A.R. Women Art Revolution
http://womenartrevolution.com/
Miss Representation
http://www.missrepresentation.org/the-film/
WACK http://www.moca.org/wack/
Guerrilla Girls http://www.guerrillagirls.com/
http://cwahi.concordia.ca/activities/conference/
Canadian Women’s History handout
1.  Creative original videos to highlight what choice means to
you, your peers or Canadians in general. Cash prizes will be
awarded http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/video/contest.html
2.  Women in Film & Television/Alberta
http://www.shortshorts.wifta.ca/
3.  Dr. Maria Eriksen Scholarship: An annual award of $2,500,
Essay focus on how to forward the cause of feminism in post-
secondary studies and your life. 403-283-5580
4.  TAG Small amounts of money for BIG ideas that move social
or environmental justice forward. Take Action Grants
403-270-3200
Grace Boggs, American b. 1915, anti-racist activist, author
“We never know how our small activities will affect others
through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this
exquisitely connected world, it's never a question of
'critical mass' It's always about critical connections.”
Thank you