100 Years | 100 Women
Where: The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
212-616-3930 Price: Free
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“Your children will reap the harvest of our solidarity—of our determination to stand together, to fight together, and, if needs be, to die together; for they are dying, every day, the men and women of our race, martyrs to lynch-law, the fiery stake and the awful savagery of peonage; that these, your children, may know full liberty and an equal chance in life. Or they must reap in the bitterness of sorrow the fruits of our passivity and indifference; the frittering of our strength by suffering, petty strife and narrow jealousies to becloud the larger vision of our responsibility to coming generations.” —Nellie Griswold Francis (1874–1969), Founder, Everywoman Suffrage Club, an African American group which helped win women the right to vote in Minnesota
What happens when you ask 100 artists, scholars, and creative thinkers—in the midst of a pandemic and widespread outrage over systemic racism—to interrogate the complex legacy of the 19th Amendment which, in 1920, granted some women the right to vote? Join us and find out at the 100 Years | 100 Women Virtual Watch Party on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm!
You are invited to attend a VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY in celebration of the project, featuring sneak peeks of commissioned works and the premiere of commissioned filmmaker Shola Lynch‘s cinematic portrait entitled A Portrait of 100 Years | 100 WOMEN on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm. This short film is, as Shola shares, “a visual and audio collage of the present, built on the past, and for the future, the film will boldly exclaim—from these roots, we grow.”
The Virtual Watch Party, hosted by Maya Wiley (University Professor, The New School), will also include a portrait of 100 Indigenous Women of the Americas, as well as responses by special guests including Sayu Bhojwani, Tantoo Cardinal, Rita Dove, Catherine Gray, Susan Herman, and Jari Jones, followed by the launch of a new digital Project Archive which invites audiences to explore each participant’s inspiration and contribution to the initiative.
100 Years | 100 Women invited a diverse group of more than 100 artists, activists, scholars, students, and community leaders—including Joselyn Kaxhyek Borrero, Zoë Buckman, Staceyann Chin, Karen Finley, Ebony Noelle Golden, Andrea Jenkins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver (Split Britches), Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, and many more—to creatively respond to this milestone anniversary. Collectively, their work interrogates not only the complex legacy of women’s suffrage through their various lenses and practices, but also reflects this volatile year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, #BlackLivesMatter, and a divisive election season.
100 Years | 100 Women is presented by Park Avenue Armory with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine New York City-based cultural partners: Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.Buy tickets/get more info now