I need feminism because…sexual harassment [not taken seriously when reported to my boss] is the reason I’ve quit more than one job!
Thank you feminist for…
- standing up for my right to vote (1920) - helping everyone start to receive equal pay (EPA of 1963) - representing a woman’s right to become employed while pregnant (PDA of 1978) - assisting in finally getting legal aid to those who do survive domestic violence (VAWA of 1994)
Check this out! Organized by former FAC Artists Shalack Attack and Fiya with their art collective Essencia!
FAC will be participating in the panel discussion on August Saturday August 30th, with speaker Bernadette Wycks who will be speaking about environmentalism and water from a feminist perspective!
Background on Essencia:
*excerpt from website
The Essencia Arts Collective believes that art can be a tool for social change and community empowerment. With members from across six continents, Essencia expresses itself from a unique and global perspective. Having over 10 years experience working in diverse communities around the world, the collective has run artistic projects with youth, first nations, refugees, immigrants, prison inmates, galleries, and festivals. Essencia encourages artistic storytelling, and expresses itself through muralism, street art, graffiti, graphic design, photography, video, music, poetry, dance and love!
The Our World of a Thousand Colours project by Sick Muse Art Projects (A collective of Latin American artists, working together for the past two years with children living in precarious circumstances) is about helping to foster artistic expression in children living in shelters with their parents in Toronto, Ontario, while exploring their ideas about diversity. Many different mediums are being used, including Painting, Sculpture, Print making, Photography, Performance, Music, etc
2 Leading artists
12 children each session
6 sessions at each shelter.
(9 Shelters in a year)
Total of people impacted: 100+
For more information on how you can contribute to this amazing project, check out their Kickstarter page. Please donate what you can and share with your networks!