Write for Re/Visionist!

It’s the spring semester, and it’s time to get out your calendar again to set your second semester agenda! Re/Visionist is calling for students to get involved in the production of the Women’s History Program’s blog.

Both graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to participate. As our mission statement says, the blog “aims to promote a critical analysis of history and contemporary issues through the lens of multiple feminisms.” We need your voices to bring a variety of perspectives to the publication!

Please join us to share your ideas and declare your interest in Re/Visionist by attending our upcoming meeting:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Slonim House – Stone Room

If you have questions, please email revisionist [at] gm [dot] slc [dot] edu. Thanks!

The AIDS Memorial Quilt and More…

If you are a current student at SLC, you probably received an email about a part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that is on campus. You should take the time to check it out before you go on winter break. The lobby of the Performing Arts Center (part of the building closest to Westlands) exhibits it through Tuesday, December 14th.

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AIDS Ribbon on the White House

…And while I have your attention, I wanted to share some links that may be of interest.

Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Grief Knows No Color: Adding Diversity to the AIDS Quilt by Rebecca Gross (NEA Arts Magazine)

Call My Name Workshop Program (The AIDS Quilt)

Mark your calendar: March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

*Photo by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy. (http://ow.ly/phIa3071Wia)

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Write for Re/Visionist!

Are you interested in writing about women’s history? Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend a (second) brainstorming meeting about the SLC Women’s History Program’s blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30PM – 6:15PM

Slonim Library Classroom

This meeting gives you an opportunity to share the topics about which you’d like to read and to indicate if you have an interest in writing for or taking on a leadership role with Re/Visionist. Funding is limited, but students will be paid for published submissions!

To help us get moving for the fall semester, please honor the deadline of noon on Monday, October 24th to submit the following to revisionist [at] gm [dot] slc [dot] edu:

If you are interested in writing a specific piece, please send a 100-word proposal and your CV.

If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, please send a short writing sample (less than 5 pages) and your CV.

If you attended the meeting last week, you are welcome to join us again or to simply email your content to revisionist [at] gm [dot] slc [dot] edu.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

RE/VISIONIST is an online publication created by students of the Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Graduate Program. In the interest of fostering dialogue, RE/VISIONIST aims to promote a critical analysis of history and contemporary issues through the lens of multiple feminisms. We focus on the intersections of lived realities and histories, such as the experiences related to race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability. We strive to keep the question, “Who gets to write history?” on the table.

It’s On Us – National Fall Week of Action

I came across the activities of a new student activist group, which may be of interest to the readers of Re/Visionist. It’s On Us is not the first student undertaking to combat sexual violence on campus but is part of a legacy of women’s rights activism at colleges and universities. I will cover past SLC campus advocacy and education on the topic in the near future.

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Today marks the beginning of the It’s On Us Fall Week of Action, which is happening across the country. It’s On Us began in September 2014 as a project of the White House to “help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses.” As President Barack Obama noted in a speech, about 20 percent of college student women experience sexual assault, with few getting justice.

Since then, representatives from colleges and universities across the country have been working to bring the message of It’s On Us to their campuses.

SLC junior Emma Heisler-Murray told me she got involved because sexual assault has “been a clear issue on the campus.” (Students may remember two particular Campus Safety Alerts that have been sent out by the college administration in the last few months. These alerts disclosed reports of sexual assault.)

Heisler-Murray invites the campus community to participate in events during this Fall Week of Action because “anyone can benefit from it.” Tonight, the It’s On Us campus organization has planned a screening of the film The Hunting Ground at Titsworth Lecture Hall, starting at 7:00 PM.

The major event of the week, says Heisler-Murray, is the “Still Not Asking for It” protest on Thursday. You can find the full calendar here.

For more information: you can visit the It’s On Us page on GryphonLink or by emailing Emma at emurray [at] gm [dot] slc [dot] edu.

Get involved! Re/Visionist 2016-17

Hello, readers!

If you’re a current student at SLC, you have gotten well into the swing of things for the 2016-2017 school year. Yet, there are still new opportunities for getting involved in campus life!

I have recently started as editor of Re/Visionist, and I am looking for other SLC students who are interested in contributing. As a contributor to the blog, you can be paid for your efforts!

We’re having a meeting next week where you can indicate your interest:

Thursday, October 13th at 5:30PM in the Slonim Library Classroom

I want to hear from you so you can share about what topics you would want to read and if you would like to contribute your skills! Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend.

Pizza will be served.

Contact me at revisionist@gm.slc.edu with any questions! See you soon!

Amanda Kozar

Student, Master’s in Women’s History Program

HYPERCOLOR

“The whole world, as we experience it visually comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” – Hans Hofmann

{Liz Atzberger is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates  installation art from all mediums, but most famously with plasticings, magnets, and other unconventional sources.}

{Liz Atzberger’s installation “Rods and Cones” is part of HYPERCOLOR, an exhibit at Small Black Door in Ridgewood, Queens.}

{You can find more of her work here or visit AIRPLANE, the gallery she co-curates at 70 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn. xx}