Friday September 16, 6:30-9pm
Trestle Gallery, 168 7th St. 3rd fl, Brooklyn
Shadi Harouni: artist
Devika Sen: graphic designer and illustrator
Jillian Foster: feminist entrepreneur, activist and theologian
Tea and home made sweets and savories will be served
(Vegan and gluten free options always!)
Free and open to the public
Artist Megan Piontkowski employs the term “Practical Feminism” to address her frustration with the sexism that she, and many women she knows, put up with on a daily basis both from strangers they encounters on the street and at the workplace, and even sometimes from our otherwise liberal friends and family. She wanted to create a space where both women and men could meet to share personal experiences and discuss practical strategies that they could use to address the problem of everyday sexism.
On September 16 at Trestle Gallery The Feminist Tea Party will host speakers Shadi Harouni, an artist working in New York and Tehran; graphic designer and illustrator Devika Sen who has an ongoing project called "Angry Girls"; and feminist entrepreneur, activist and theologian Jillian Foster. In the spirit of the Feminist Tea Party, tea, sweets and savories will be served. The exhibition "Desire on the Edge" co-curated by Emma Katz and Megan Piontkowski will be on display at the gallery. Previous iterations of The Feminist Tea Party have been presented at the Abrons Arts Center in New York, NY; Marginal Utility Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and Radiator Gallery in Long Island City, NY.
More about the panelists:
Shadi Haruni is a visual artist working in New York and Tehran. Her experiences of post revolution Iran are a starting point for much of her recent work.
Devika Sen is a printmaker studying graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her work communicates social issues she feels strongly about and often draws inspiration from women’s literature and political poster art. In her work, she continues to explore political printmaking, graphic design, typography, and illustration.
Jillian Foster is the founder of Continuum, a collective of feminists thinkers and activists as well as the creator of The Hive, a brunch based salon series. Jillian is also the brains behind Global Insight, a consultancy specializing in data, research, monitoring and evaluation with INGOs working in fragile states.