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March - November: Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk of Downtown Manhattan



UPCOMING NYC EVENTS BENEFITING WOMEN

June 29, 2016: Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the United States Prison System

August 10, 2016: Feminist politics, poetics, and journalism: Female entrepreneurs and challenging gender norms in Little Syria



March-November

Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk

Starting in March, in celebration of Women's History Month and warmer weather, Opening the Way, New York City's only women's history walking tour, is available for public and private tours.

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Opening the Way is a 21-stop walking tour capturing three centuries of women’s historic connections to Downtown Manhattan.

On the walk, we explore the work of these writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists, and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. As you walk the streets, you will be able to absorb a sense of the world in which they worked and made themselves heard above the roar of the city.

To book a tour call Meagan at 212-244-1744 or email openingtheway@womensenews.org



UPCOMING NYC EVENTS BENEFITING WOMEN

June 29 - September 10, 2016

Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the United States Prison System featuring the transmedia project, Incorrigibles

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The opening reception for Visions of Confinement will take place on Wednesday, June 29th, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Click here for more details and other exhibition events.

This summer, Incorrigibles has been invited to participate in Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the United States Prison System. The exhibition, organized by Issac Scott (Confined Arts) and Arden Sherman (Hunter East Harlem Gallery), is centered around the experiences of incarcerated women, formerly incarcerated women, and their families. Over the course of the summer, the space will host a variety of "artistic meditations" on the lives and experiences of women involved in the US prison system. Fostering dialogues on reform and improving prison conditions for women, weekly public programs organized by the exhibition's collaborators and curators will take place in the gallery. See details regarding the exhibition and the upcoming Incorrigibles' event below:
Visions of Confinement will be on view from
June 29th through September 10th, 2016 at:
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter College at Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street
New York, NY 10035
(212) 396-7819
Gallery hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 5:00 pm

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Incorrigibles is a transmedia and documentary project focused on the history of incarcerated girls in the United States. At its core, the project aims to reexamine and redefine the term ‘incorrigible’, which is repeatedly used to label and define young women, starting with records from the New York State Training School for Girls. With almost 600 girls at its height, it was once the largest juvenile detention facility in the US. Stories from the school reflect the deep patterns, both linguistic and penal, that have shaped the perceptions and strategies used to deal with what North American society deems threatening and disruptive behavior in young women then and now.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Women's Activism NYC / Department of Records and Information Services

Feminist politics, poetics, and journalism: Female entrepreneurs and challenging gender norms in Little Syria

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Elizabeth Saylor, Professor of Arabic Languages and Literature and scholar on 'Afifa Karam will speak about the neglected pioneer of the novel. 'Afīfa Karam (1883–1924) (عفيفة كرم) was a Lebanese-American journalist, novelist, and translator. A writer for the New York City-based Lebanese daily newspaper al-Hoda, Karam authored three original Arabic novels as well as a number of Arabic translations of novels from English and French. She was an advocate for women's rights in the Mahjar, or Arab diaspora, and of Arab Feminism.

 - Location: Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY, 10007 

FREE

To reserve a seat please RSVP to: VisitorCenter@records.nyc.gov

womensactivismnyc_logoFor more Women's Activism NYC and Department of Records and Information Services events, visit their events page.

 

 

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