For the Birds Collective Presents: The 5th Annual BIG SHE-BANG

Many of us RE/VISIONIST staffers are excited to announce our involvement in the 5th Annual BIG SHE-BANG. Editor Rosamund Hunter and myself (Web Editor) are both active members of For the Birds, the organizing collective that presents the Big She-Bang. Public Relations Manager Nydia Swaby will be speaking on a panel about Youth & Media, regarding her experience teaching young girls African-American history at Girls for Gender Equity. Even contributors Lauren Denitzio and Stephanie Land are part of it! Click through for a press release with all the information on the event.

THE BIG SHE-BANG V
presented by For the Birds Collective

The Big She-Bang, organized by For The Birds Collective, is being held on Saturday, August 14th at Church of the Messiah, located at 129 Russell Street (Lower Level), Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY from 11AM to 10pm.

The Big She-Bang is an all-day event of workshops, panel discussions, visual art, and music by and for women-identified artists & community members. The Big She-Bang strives to cultivate a space for women to share creative endeavors, exchange ideas, and provide support in a safe and open-minded environment. It is a multimedia event that serves as a platform for women artists and activists. This year’s She-Bang festival will include workshops and panel discussions, live musical performances, an all-day art show and tabling by various feminist organizations from New York. The event is always all ages, and everyone is welcome.

THIS YEAR, our theme is – Feminist Communication.

Throughout the day, there will be an art show exhibiting different mediums of work created by various women in New York City:

PATTY BOWMAN
MOLLY FAIR
XANDER MARRO
BETH SLUTZKY
MEG TURNER
MICHAELA ZACCHILI

Workshops and panel discussions will also be happening throughout the day, covering topics such as:

on FEMINISM THROUGH CREATIVITY
presented by members of Sister Spit & YOUNITY

on CONSENT & INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
presented by Support New York & Fuckin’ (A)

on YOUTH & MEDIA
presented by Femmedia, Nicole Acosta, & Nydia Swaby

The event will end with performances by:

DES ARK
BLESS ROXWELL
AYE NAKO (ex-Fleabag)
BELL’S ROAR

We are asking for a $6 to $10 sliding scale donation, although no will be turned away. A tape and CD compilation of bands fronted by female and woman-identified rockers, including some of those performing, will be available for purchase.

The Big She-Bang was previously a celebration thrown by the Long Island Womyn’s Collective. Information on The Big She-Bang 1 & 2 can be found here: http://myspace.com/liwomynscollective

All information on The Big She-Bang 3, 4 & 5 can be found here: http://myspace.com/thebig_shebang
or
http://www.forthebirdscollective.org/about2/herstory/

DIRECTIONS

http://www.messiahbrooklyn.org

129 Russell Street — Brooklyn NY 11222 — 718.389.0854
messiahgreenpoint@gmail.com

SUBWAY:

FROM THE G TRAIN
Take the G to Nassau Ave. Exit near intersection of Nassau Ave. and Manhattan Ave. Walk East on Nassau towards Leonard St. (about 7 blocks), make a Right on Russel St. when you reach McGolrick Park.

FROM THE L TRAIN
Take the L to Lorimer St. Exit near the intersection of Lorimer and Metropolitan Ave. Walk north on Lorimer towards Conselyea Ave. where you will pick up the B48 Bus and take it to the intersection of Nassau and Humboldt Streets. Walk one block east on Nassau to Russel St and turn right. Church will be on your right.

BUSES:
The B48 stops at Humboldt and Nassau Aves. Walk one block east on Nassau to Russel St and turn right. Church will be on your right.

Take the B62 to Manhattan and Nassau Aves. Walk east on Nassau towards Leonard St. for 7 blocks and make a right on Russel St. when you reach McGolrick Park.

For any further questions or press contact, please contact us at forthebirdscollective@gmail.com

– Kate Wadkins

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