Address issues affecting you within your community, the nation or across the globe in this 2.5-hour poster making workshop led by Donna Kaz of activist group the Guerilla Girls.
Kaz will start by leading a discussion of what makes a good piece of protest art, and the evolution and philosophy behind some of Guerrilla Girls On Tour’s famous posters and street theatre actions. Then participants will form small groups to work collaboratively on creating a new poster.
Works-in-progress will be presented to the group as a whole, and the workshop ends with a planning session that walks participants through the process of distributing their ideas.
Turn Your Attitude to Action is for anyone with a passion for combing activism and art!
Spaces are very limited!
All proceeds benefit Housing Works.
DONNA KAZ aka Guerrilla Girl Aphra Behn is a multi-genre writer, speaker and the author of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour. Along with her alter ego, Guerrilla Girl and Guerrilla Girl On Tour Aphra Behn, she creates visual art and performances to attack sexism and prove feminists are funny at the same time.
Tickets come with a complimentary copy of Kaz's book UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour.
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour follows the unmasked DONNA KAZ, and the masked APHRA BEHN through their often surprising 25 year journey. In a braided narrative that flips between 1977 and 1997, Donna Kaz describes, with an ironic and humorous voice, what it was like go from being on the arm of William Hurt and an insider on the sets of movies like Altered States and Bodyheat, to an anonymous outsider donning a scary gorilla mask to protest sexism at Broadway's Tony Awards. Donna Kaz hobnobs with actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasden, while Aphra Behn organizes sticker campaigns focused at the big New York City theatres which produce season after season of only plays by white male playwrights. When the Roundabout Theatre's toilet stalls (in both women's and men's rooms) are plastered with Guerrilla Girls' stickers stating: In this theatre, the taking of photographs, the use of a recording device and the production of plays by women is strictly prohibited - the Roundabout announces their next season will include two plays by women. Aphra and the Guerrilla Girls take all the credit and go on to create comedic art and theater that blasts the blatant sexism of the theater world while proving feminists are funny at the same time.
After reading UN/MASKED you will be able to adopt the Guerrilla Girls' tactics, from making smart, funny art to wearing fake fur masks, to organizing campaigns that influence change in the art and theatre worlds. You will glean insights into what it is like to be in love with a man who is also your assailant, and how the cycle of violence is an extremely difficult vortex to escape from. You will find inspiration in the story of how Donna Kaz became Aphra Behn and eventually decided to reveal how her early life dictated a path towards feminism and her ultimate decision to go underground and become the feminist masked avenger Guerrilla Girl, Aphra Behn.
This debut memoir from Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn, is a new addition to investigations into abusive relationships and the tradition of feminist narrative nonfiction. It is a memoir of a woman-turned-survivor-turned-radical-feminist who takes off her mask and, by merging her identities, reveals all.