Saturday, March 31, 2012

This Body is My Body.... Celebrating Tropes and Transitions

On April 26 from 5.30-7.30pm, WIAprojects is having a celebration! -  An art and performance event and potluck at the CWSE, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West 2nd floor, Room 2-227.

Barbara Center


Vida Beyer

Spring sometimes stands as a trope or metaphor for new beginnings. It can mark an emerging confidence, faith or sexuality, perhaps a shift into our crone years or, for some, a transition from university study into work life.  CWSE wraps up an exciting year of research activity, a highly successful Wellness Series and begins registering once again for the Women's Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI). At WIAprojects, a group of wonderful interns “graduate” as curators, educators, writers and overall great cultural producers as we end the busiest academic year-to-date presenting exhibitions, panels, conversations and publications sponsored by Cultural Pluralism and the Arts and the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts  at three different university sites.  In all of these activities, we reaffirm the personal as political, our creative potential, and our engagement with women in community(ies).

Come and see 60-60-60: A Performance Action with ARTIFACTs (Leena Raudvee & Pam Patterson); Barbara Center's Letters, a video about coming out later in life as a Jewish lesbian, previously screened at the Inside Out Festival (2010) & the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (2011); a unique art installation by artist Vida Beyer;  the CWSE Gallery exhibition by Meral Pasha... and hear Mary Wright read from her What's Wrong with Feminism?! Celebrate the work of our interns, eat a shared meal, and have great conversations!