feminism

September 24, 2017 - 9:41am
LadyFest Syracuse provided a safe space for the celebration of music and art on Saturday night with profits going toward Vera House.

 

This Saturday, while Paul McCartney played in the Carrier Dome, an all-inclusive music-based feminist festival, LadyFest, held its fourth annual social gathering to champion “women, POC, and the LGBTQIA+ community.”

December 1, 2016 - 1:12pm
Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed a feminist art group, Politits Art Coalition.

Politits is a made-up word, but you can’t say it on the radio.

Earlier this year, six women artists in Rochester formed the Politits Art Coalition (PAC), a grassroots feminist art group. Jacquelyn O’Brien, PAC founder and Rochester-based sculptor, came up with the idea as a means to create solidarity within the feminist artistic community.

“What I felt like I missed most was what I read about in second-wave feminism,” she said. “And that’s a group of women entirely and intrinsically dependent on ourselves.”

November 6, 2015 - 10:08pm
Girl on Girl, a Syracuse feminist art collective founded in 2012, organized an exhibit focusing on the influence of past and present generations.

On Friday Night at the Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, the art collective Girl on Girl organized an art exhibit showcasing multitudes of art pieces ranging from videos, sculpture, and photography. 

October 9, 2015 - 2:11pm
Jessica Posner, a Syracuse University professor and "riot-grrl" singer, hosts a feminist rock showcase to counteract a local music scene dominated by men.

Indie music, cheap beers and interesting conversation makes for a usual Friday night at Spark Contemporary Art Space. This past Oct. 2, feminist punks clad in floral prints, combat boots and bandanas screamed, crooned, strummed and shredded raw emotion, angst and revolution in front of a rowdy crowd nodding and moshing along.

September 28, 2015 - 7:45pm
LadyFest Syracuse, a one-day mini festival dedicated to feminism provides a space for female-empowered creativity and expression.

On Saturday Sept. 26, the Westcott Community Center was packed with people of all ages and genders at the second annual LadyFest Syracuse event.  Live music, feminist spoken word and artwork viewings were just some of the activities that guests enjoyed at the feminist music and arts festival. 

February 24, 2014 - 9:01am
Dr. Brittney Cooper, a professor of women's and gender studies and African studies, encouraged students to fight injustices and ask questions in an event for Black History Month.

A scholar of black women’s intellectual history and thought explained the struggles blacks and women are currently facing and ways to fight injustice in a speech for Black History Month Thursday night.

Dr. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and African studies at Rutgers University, urged students not to accept the status quo and to fight for the big questions. “If you see a good fight, get in it,” she said.

February 5, 2014 - 11:10pm
A reflection and analysis of the super (and not so super) advertisements aired during America's biggest football game of the year.

What’s so great about Super Bowl commercials, anyway? Why do we care? As a good friend of mine pointed out on Facebook a few hours before the big game: “you guys know that there are commercials on literally every screen and surface of your life, every single day, right?” Touché.

October 13, 2010 - 12:21am
Controversial visiting professor passionately discusses feminism and the anti-prison movement Tuesday to a capacity crowd.

Scholar-activist Angela Davis delivered a passionate, thought-provoking lecture on prison abolition to a packed Watson Theater Tuesday evening.