ARTS for WOMEN’S STRIKE
dear friends, colleagues, artists and non-artists, feminists, pro-feminists, and feminists-in-becoming. Our comrades from the @Women’s Strike NYC are inviting all of us for an intercontinental flashmob of solidarity.
Ana Kuzmancic (Zagreb), poster from the comic strip series ‘Uncanny’, 2018-2020
They call the people of the world in solidarity. They say:
To all the compañeras from the periphery of the capitalist world;
to those that have been forcibly displaced, are unhoused or threatened with eviction;
to those that keep the cities of the north running, while purposefully cut off from public safety nets;
to those whose labor is essential, yet whose lives are deemed disposable;
to the millions of unemployed, precariously employed, working informally or clandestinely;
to the colonized and those that ‘speak in tongues’ (as Anzaldua would have it);
to those imprisoned, persecuted or precluded for safely inhabiting public space or their own homes;
to those serving in the back of the house and toiling behind closed doors; to those harvesting and processing
other people ́s food, caring for their families, and cleaning their homes; to those keeping themselves,
their households and communities alive, against all odds. It is to you all, that
this call to action is addressed.
Here’s what they propose for the action---:
Feminist artists everywhere! Even when social distance measures keep us apart, we find ways of coming together. Come join us this March 8th, with all your creative skills and political solidarity.
We want to invoke a myriad of octopuses to represent our common resistance and celebrate our movement´s unity in diversity. These mighty mollusks can be bi, tri, or multidimensional, just as our struggles. The pandemic and its social consequences have made the character of everyday life as a terrain both for political action and community building more clear than ever. Thus, we want each octopus to explore ideas such as care work, everyday life, and the politics of the proximate, localized struggles, and so on.
Help our local efforts, conjoined, reach ever further. Send your contributions. Contact us under this post, and we will be back to you. Or send your feminist art octopus, strike with us
You can post your artwork on your social media page tagging @Women’s Strike NYC and send us a link to [email protected] or send directly your piece with your name and the title and it will be republished at our social media channels
For further details, creative and technical guidelines, contact us at [email protected]