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GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR’S WORKSHOPS HAVE GONE VIRAL!
We may be stuck in our cages — but that doesn’t mean we stop being activists! In 2022 we will be offering several feminist lectures, workshops and parties (yes, parties!) via zoom to universities, museums, art groups, theatre companies and others. In MARCH we are back on the road to resume the live Guerrilla/Gorilla Party! For more info contact us.
Q: What are you doing to protest the threats to women’s human rights in 2022?
A: Inviting an activist to lead a virtual poster making workshop!
Address issues affecting you within your community, in the nation, or across the globe in this 2.5 hour poster-making workshop with Aphra Behn and Guerrilla Girls On Tour. The workshop begins with a discussion of the intersection of activism and art. Participants engage in sharing ideas about what makes a good piece of protest art, while Aphra shares the evolution and philosophy behind some of the GG’s most famous posters and street theater actions. Participants break out into small groups to work collaboratively on creating a new work of activist art. Works in progress are then presented and discussed. The workshop ends with a planning session that walks participants through the process of distributing their new activist art works. Topics in this workshop include the art of collaboration, how to gather stats, generate ideas, fund projects, ensure response and guarantee momentum. This workshop also sheds light on the use of storytelling to weave together the fabric of a movement designed to effect change. For anyone with an interest and/or passion for combing activism and art.
Inspiring, insightful, hilarious and fun – PUSH/PUSHBACK challenged the audience to think about how misogyny and sexism infiltrate the arts and left us with ideas about how we can use activism and art to change the world. – Missoula Art Museum
Other Guerrilla Girls On Tour Feminist Lectures and Workshops and Parties include:
PUSH/PUSHBACK – 9 Steps to make a difference with art and activism (because the world’s gone bananas!)
– Reading/Book Signing and Feminist Lecture. In 1997 Aphra Behn became a member of the Guerrilla Girls; activist/feminists whose mission was to shed light on discrimination in the arts. As a theatre artist, she spearheaded the Guerrilla Girls’ campaign to address sexism in the theatre world and in 2001 formed Guerrilla Girls On Tour, a touring theatre company which created Guerrilla Girls On Tour Activist Art, visual works, performances and street theatre actions that focused on promoting gender parity in the arts and other issues affecting women and artists of color. On November 1, 2016, she published a memoir about her life entitled, UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour. As she toured the country reading from the book someone always asked her this: What can I do? How can I affect change? Even though she had shared some of the tactics of the Guerrilla Girls in her memoir she quickly came to the conclusion that another, more detailed guide, was needed to help people deal with the craziness of the twenty-first century. People are angry, scared, sad and feel helpless. The problems of the world appear to be untenable. There is so much that needs changing, how can one person tackle it all? Push/Pushback is a humorous and enlightening interactive lecture detailing how one person can push against the status quo. The talk culminates in a motivational step-by-step conclusion to inspire audience members to think of themselves as citizen artists who have the power to change the world.
OPTION TO ADD a 2.5-hour poster or street theatre workshop. Workshops give participants a hands-on experience in the art of collaboration and everyone leaves with a finished piece of protest art.
NEW! Survivors Stories in the #MeToo World – How to Harness the Power of Truth. Reading/Book Signing and Lecture.
Survivors of violence, whose stories had been met with everything from hushed skepticism to bald-faced doubt just a short time ago, are now being listened to and believed. How can the power of these voices rising be captured to raise awareness and find solutions to eliminating violence in our world? This interactive lecture focuses on the use of writing, drawing, theatre and storytelling to thread survivors stories into the fabric of the movement to end violence against women. Survivor turned activist, Aphra Behn aka Donna Kaz, discusses in this feminist lecture how to support survivors who are ready to speak power to their personal truth via memoir, visual work, public speaking and community collaborations with local art organizations.