Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights: Voting Today
Referencing my own interest and work through a range of media and writing, about memory, history, gender, and identity, I am developing interactive participatory programs in recognition of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the passage of the 19th Amendment, and voting today.
- I curated an Open Call Exhibition, Remembering the Suffragists, 100 Years of Women Voting in the United States, for InLiquid, to question what that means to us as artists and womxn, as well as to draw a connection to current and ongoing inequalities that still must be fought. This online exhibition included various forms of media with the goal of stimulating conversation by representing a diversity of voices and the many ways of expressing ourselves. By remembering, we can continue this historic work led by a group of very diverse women, the Suffragists. It’s in their stories and sacrifices we find courage, grit, persistence, friendship, and often-contrasted feelings. This exhibition project evolved with different iterations, culminating with an online Forum, with six panelists from diverse fields. As we expand our collective history through our unique responses, we build bridges to each other and to the future.
- I joined the RS Suffrage Project at Rodeph Shalom, collaborating with members on research and action, where I started the Makers Group. We come together to illuminate the history of how the arts and the creative use of the handmade furthered the Women’s Suffragists Protest, how it powered their messaging and ways for people to join them. Working in partnership, members of this group design samples, and interactive elements to be distributed through the community via their website, building participation, creativity, and action.