Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
4:00pm - Riot Grrrl Zine presenation in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
5:00pm - Girls Rock! documentary screening in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00pm - Conversation on Race, Gender and Music in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
4:00pm - Concert outside on Columbia University campus, Avery Plaza in front of Schermerhorn
On Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th, girls will rock at IRWAG. The year-long 25th Anniversary celebration at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender starts out loud. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, The Institute for Research in African American Studies, the Music Department, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
Girls Rock! at IRWAG - free outdoor concert featuring:
Conversation on Race, Gender and Music, with guests:
Daphne Brooks, Board member at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and Professor of English and African-American Studies at Princeton
Maureen Mahon, Author of Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race and Associate Professor of Music at NYU
Martha Redbone, Singer, songwriter, producer, and artist
Karla Schickele, Executive Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
Riot Grrrls Zine Presentation with Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian at Barnard
Music doesn't tell the whole story about punk rock feminist activism. Zines were and are an essential element of riot grrrl and young women's self-empowerment. Zines address a myriad of personal, political and do-it-yourself themed topics and are also an important source of documentation of the youth and subculture scene(s) they represent. The Barnard Zine Library's Girls Write exhibit and presentation will highlight the symbiotic relationship between music and zines by reproducing zine girl interviews with musicians from bands including Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Cub, Le Tigre, Lois and more.
Documentary Screening of Girls Rock! The Movie