Released in 1992, Daughters of the Dust was the first film directed by a black woman to have a wide theatrical release. The Theatre at Ace Hotel celebrated the film’s 25th year anniversary by hosting a screening for over a thousand viewers. The screening was followed by an interview between Dash and Ava DuVernay, director of 13th and Selma, and the first black woman to direct an Oscar-nominated film.
Because tourism is its largest and most successful industry, Cuba is now treated by Americans as a spectacle meant for foreign, capitalist consumption, rather than a real country made up of real people.
The Red Nation Film Festival’s Two Spirit series highlights neglected narratives of queer and trans American Indian and Indigenous peoples. Their stories are part of a larger exhibition of incredible American Indian and Indigenous cinema.
When people think about the farmworkers’ rights movement of the 1960s, they think about César Chávez. But let me set the record straight: United Farm Workers, the union that advocated for laborers’ rights, had a co-founder, and her name is Dolores Huerta.
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Biddy and Monet are signs of a turning tide in popular 21st century poetry – one that most associate with renowned poet Rupi Kaur. These works focusing on the toils of femme identity, especially the struggles of women of color, resonate strongly with readers who have never been exposed to these voices, as well as readers who have never been able to hear their stories told until now.
Check out these exciting feminist events coming soon!
Through the merge of nature with the power of the feminine, Mendieta addressed issues of displacement as an exiled woman of color in Iowa. She is best known for her “earth-body” artwork, specifically her Silueta series in which she hoped to access an “omnipresent female force” through imprinting her naked body in various outdoor environments and sometimes filling her silhouettes with materials such as rocks, flowers, and blood. Due to her controversial death in 1985, Mendieta’s legacy serves as prominent focus and catalyst of the feminist movement.
In our culture, we have designated museums as the space for the highest-quality art in the world. As a result, museums define our understanding of what kinds of art, artists, and, consequently, lives, are considered worthy of our attention and praise.
Check out the events the Arts and Creative staff is looking forward to!