The Women Who Rock Project is taking over Washington Hall this weekend for two days of film, music, workshops and speakers. The event kicks off 6:30 p.m. Friday with a film festival, followed by a full day of workshops, keynotes and open mics Saturday.
Based out of the University of Washington, the festival will “explore and expand the meanings of women, rock, hip hop, music, space, gender, race, class, and sexuality through these community-curated workshops and film screenings,” according to planners. Attendees should bring your “instruments, paintbrushes, beat, ideas, t-shirts for screen printing, recording tools, knitting, art supplies, jarana, dancing shoes.”
Women Who Rock (Un)Conference and Film Festival return for their second annual meeting March 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at the historic Washington Hall. With a focus on “Making Scenes and Building Communities,” Women Who Rock will be joined by iconic keynote speakers Alice Bag, author of Violence Girl: From East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage–a Chicana Punk Story, and Medusa, the Godmother of West Coast Hip Hop. A collaboration between the Women Who Rock Project, Ladies First Collective, and other fierce community organizations, the event includes a Ladies First Showcase that bridges punk, hip hop, and son jarocho, featuring performances by Militant Child and My Parade and a community jam facilitated by the Seattle Fandango Project.
With the goal of generating community, Women Who Rock & Ladies First sent out an open call for workshop submissions last fall inviting activists, scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, media makers, and community members to help shape this event. The community responded with art, film & music workshops designed to share new forms of mixing and mastering media. At this year’s gathering, Women Who Rock continues to explore and expand the meanings of women, rock, hip hop, music, space, gender, race, class, and sexuality through these community-curated workshops and film screenings. In doing so, WWR supports art, artists, organizations, and music that do the same. Our goal is to generate dialogue and provide a focal point from which to build and strengthen relationships between local musicians and their communities in collaboration with educational institutions.
All WWR film festival, workshop, and music events at Seattle’s historic Washington Hall are free and open to public. Children are welcome! Attendees may participate in the Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Project, a project documenting the histories of Women Who Rock in Seattle hosted on-line by the University of Washington Libraries.
Registration is free and open the public. Ladies First, as a grassroots collective, will be seeking donations at check-in to support local artists featured in the Ladies First Showcase.
This is a D.I.W.O event. Bring your: instruments, paintbrushes, beat, ideas, t-shirts for screen printing, recording tools, knitting, art supplies, jarana, dancing shoes.