What happens when you ask 100 artists, scholars, and creative thinkers—in the midst of a pandemic and widespread outrage over systemic racism—to interrogate the complex legacy of the 19th Amendment which, in 1920, granted some women the right to vote? Join us and find out at the 100 Years | 100 Women Virtual Watch Party on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm EDT!
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We’re thrilled to share additional details about Part II of this exciting project marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. 100 Years | 100 Women asked a diverse group of more than 100 artists, activists, scholars, students, and community leaders—including Zoë Buckman, Staceyann Chin, Karen Finley, Ebony Noelle Golden, Andrea Jenkins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver (Split Britches), Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, and many more—to creatively respond to this milestone anniversary. Collectively, their work interrogates not only the complex legacy of women’s suffrage through their various lenses and practices, but also reflects this volatile year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, #BlackLivesMatter, and a divisive election season.
You are invited to attend a Virtual Watch Party, hosted by former MSNBC Analyst Maya Wiley, in celebration of the project, featuring sneak peeks of commissioned works and the premiere of commissioned filmmaker Shola Lynch‘s cinematic portrait entitled A Portrait of 100 Years | 100 WOMEN on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm EDT.
The Virtual Watch Party will also include an indigenous women’s welcome ceremony and responses by special guests including Susan Herman, Jari Jones, Winona LaDuke, Sherrilyn Ifill, and Tantoo Cardinal, followed by the launch of a new digital Project Archive providing access for audiences to explore each participant’s inspiration and contribution to the initiative.
100 Years | 100 Women is presented by lead partners Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre and nine New York City-based cultural partners: Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.
Image Credit: Chillin’ with Lady Liberty, Renee Cox, 1998. Courtesy Renee Cox.