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Ladyfest pass holders are welcome at women & guitars workshops
and some other events on a space-available basis.
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management regrets to inform us that she has been forced to cancel
her Ladyfest performance due to a cancellation of surrounding tour
dates which was beyond her control.**
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Penny Arcade (performance artist for almost 20
years!) has been recently confirmed - read
her bio here.
Inga Muscio, writer/poet, former columnist for
The Stranger and author of the book CUNT - more info at www.kalikunti.com
Staceyann Chin (poet) has been confirmed for
For more information, please see the following websites: http://bartik.brynmawr.edu/orgs/cnews/feb17/wildcat.html
SHOW - curator: Tina Herschelman
featuring: Sarah Utter, Jean Smith, Tinuviel, Tina
Herschelman, Nikki McClure, Stella Marrs, Audrey Marrs, Rebecca
Pearcy, Karin Davisson, Jen Smith, Juliana Brite, Jesse Francis,
Becca Albee, Yayoi Ikeda, and more.
SHOWS (2) - curator: Lisa Darms featuring: Tammy
Rae Carland (Durham, N.C.), Cynthia Connolly (Washington D.C.),
Joanne Kim (Olympia) and Liza Visagie (Vancouver, B.C.). see contact
page for submission info.
ART - curator: Greta Jane
The secret realm of young female artists around the
world... it's everywhere! These girls are cleverly disguised as
your sister, the girl next door, the girl on the bus, observing,
creating, making a statement wherever they feel necessary.
If you or someone you know fits this description: Female, toddler
to teen, you've got something you want the world to see, hear, touch,
taste, or smell, contact Greta Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org!
*'s indicate workshops that are still being worked on.
BASIC AUTO MECHANICS our very own Shilo will explain how
car engines work and show some basic maintenance any lady can do!
*BASIC BICYCLE REPAIR how to maintain and repair your bike
DISMANTLING RACISM AND SUBVERTING PRIVILEGE Britta Houser
& Talya from Youth for Justice in Eugene, OR
GARDENING with Sam Weis. Sam explains her techniques for
HIP PARENTING: hosted by ladies from Hip Mama on how to be
a non-conformist parent.
*LETTERPRESS hosted by Nikki McClure
ORGY-NIZING River hosts sex discussion based on a "fishbowl
style". This is a safe space to ask what you have always wanted
PIRATE RADIO Amanda Huron from DC tells us how to set it
up and shares her experience.
*PRINTMAKING & SILKSCREENING hosted by Nikki Chapman
ROCK BLOCK 2 hours - first hour covers basics on how to play
guitar, bass, or drums. The second half will cover how to run a
PA system. **GIRLS-ONLY**
WOMEN IN THE PRISON SYSTEM hosted by Pat Graney from Seattle.
*WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY hosted by Seattle's Hero Sisters
WOMEN OF COLOR RECLAIMING SPACE Wula from Portland hosts
a discussion of different oppressions people can face and how women
of color face these in a unique and combined way. Also body image
and the white beauty standard that is so prevalent in this society.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING people from Eugene's Youth Justice
*ACCESSING LEGAL TOOLS get help with your taxes, learn how
to get a restraining order and more. Speaker from the Seattle chapter
of the National Lawyer's Guild and one other host
*CENSORING WOMEN'S VOICES & BODIES Hannah Levin the Brazen
Hussy from Seattle's Pandemonium (http://seattlesquare.com/pandemonium/featurestext/TheBrazenHussy.htm)
plus two other speakers.
*COPING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE/ADDICTION IN OURSELVES AND OTHERS
*FAT OPPRESSION Hosted by Nomy Lamm, details to come! (three
GENDER SOCIALIZATION IN SCHOOLS Students & Teachers from
different sectors of education (public, private, religious and alternative)
to discuss how girls are treated and taught to treat each other
in each setting. Rose and Kara from Portland, Ms. Talbot and Sage
*HISTORY & ACTION OF WOMEN'S HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS speakers
from Olympia's Eastside Women's Clinic (2 - 3 speakers)
HISTORY OF ANTI-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTIVISM speakers from
Olympia's Safeplace Shelter (2 - 3 speakers)
HOW TO START A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION || CREATING COMMUNITY
RESOURCES creating alternative media, community spaces and organizations.
Marie from Media Island, Jamie Ehrke.
HOW WELFARE REFORM AFFECTS WOMEN The Olympia Welfare Rights
Organizing Coalition will discuss how budget cuts targeted at reducing
welfare have dramatically increased the number of women in poverty
and what we can do to combat this disturbing trend.
*SEX WORK, DOMESTIC AND ABROAD The first half will be about
the movement to unionize sex workers in America the second portion
will be about how the sex industry in a global context. (3 - 4 speakers)
TRANS ISSUES Zanna, T. Dunn, & Jo Hartman from Portland and
River from North Carolina
WOMEN IN ACTION AGAINST THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION Stephanie
Guillard from Olympia + 3 others.
WOMEN IN ANTI-VIOLENCE ACTION (anti-war demonstrations &
WOMEN IN THE ARTS
WOMEN IN BUSINESS a few rad ladies who have started their own
businesses outside the corporate infrastructure. Carla DeSantis
Bee), Catherine Tetrick (In Other Words bookstore, Portland)
the activity space will be an area that will be less formal than
a proper workshop or panel where you can learn about cool stuff.
BLOOD SISTERS will host a workshop on how to make alternative
menstrual products and why it is so important to do so!
KNITTING Olympia's very own food and feminist activist,
Ariel, shows us how to make neat things out of yarn.
SEWING CIRCLE knowing how to make and repair your own clothing
is cool and extremely subversive! Hosted by Rebecca Pearcy of Queen
Bee Fashions and Kanako of Dumpster Values.
SWING DANCING Ladies from the Oly Rhythm and Jump Blues
Collective talk about the history of and teach swing dancing.
USING OUR VOICES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE The Portland Union Chorus
will have a sing-along and s!