Dear Diary, Last night I stopped by Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School building in Providence to attend to the Our Voice/ Our Choice art installation. A few of the photos had fallen from the display due to the extreme humidity, so I was there to repair the fixtures. The process took me almost two hours, and, while I worked, medical students walked throughout the … [Read more...] about The Woman Project in group exhibition at Brown University Medical School
At the The Womxn Project (TWP) we understand this: Art is powerful. Art is uniquely human, communicating human experience, thoughts and ideas.Throughout the history of art, artists have entered into the realm of activism by creating artwork that addresses political, cultural and social issues relevant to their time and place.
Lewis Hine’s photographs were the catalyst for ending child labor practices in the United States, the AIDS quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic helping to move the conversation about AIDS from the margins to the mainstream, street graffiti helped to spur on the Arab spring, The Guerilla Girls bring attention to sexism in the artworld. Art has been and continues to be a powerful means for communicating political and social dissent to people from diverse backgrounds and making real change happen.
TWP employs the deliberate partnering of art and activism to bring about political or social change. We call it artivism: art + activism. Our goal is to use artvism to create a society where no human being is denied their fundamental reproductive rights.
Below is our growing history of art actions and events with images and descriptions.
Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island will be making phone calls and knocking on doors in support of the candidates endorsed by our PAC. The primary election is a few weeks away, and with your help we can help to [re]elect some phenomenal progressive candidates who believe in a woman’s right to choose, fair pay, access to contraception and more. We can win by making phone … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Votes! RI Action Alert: Phone Banks & Canvassing
In less than 36 hours, The Woman Project worked with local community members and allies to bring attention to the disconnect between the people of Rhode Island and the leaders in our State House. In reaction to the news that SC Justice Kennedy will step down on July 31st, the space is open for our 45th president to elect a more conservative SC Justice with the immediate … [Read more...] about 36 Hours and RI showed up. What now?
Fresh off its DC debut, our Petition Quilt is looking to get some face-time all around Rhody, and we need your help to do it! We're looking for volunteers to borrow sections of the quilt for parts (or all) of the upcoming Memorial Day long weekend. We are challenging ourselves (and you!) to snap photos of the quilt displayed all over our state and share the photos back to … [Read more...] about The Petition Quilt Tour, Memorial Day Weekend 2018
Join The Woman Project as the Sewing Bee series continues to build our Community Petition Quilt. Residents from all over the state have joined us in admiring the quilt, helping build it or just signing a square -- and you can too. No skills necessary and all ages welcome. COMPLETED: Hera Art Gallery … [Read more...] about Our Sewing Bees Continue, Join Us
It’s quite impossible to sum up the last two days. But let’s try! To begin with, the Woman Project is endlessly grateful to the Center for Reproductive Rights for their tireless work on behalf of reproductive freedom. It was an education, and one that will continue, to spend time with our counterparts from around the country. What a wealth of leadership and … [Read more...] about Washington DC, It’s a Wrap!
TWP is committed to pushing the topic of Organ Equity to the forefront of legislation in the Rhode Island's State House. With 63% of state residents speaking to their support and interest in seeing this legislation voted on and passed, we will keep reminding the House Speaker Nicolas Mattiello that this topic is not going away. Now we have outside state support … [Read more...] about When 63% of RI Residents Want Abortion Rights in the State
The Woman Project is taking our advocacy to protect Roe v. Wade to Washington, DC and we are bringing all the quilt signers with us. Petition 2.0 will meet some of our federal elected officials and get acquainted with our allies. As part of this trip we are going to put the quilt on display. Where will the quilt be displayed? Location: The Supreme Court 1 First Street … [Read more...] about The Reproductive Health Care Act Community Petition Quilt is going to Washington DC
The #OrganEquityNow campaign has been growing and we are excited to see it in all the different places it is making an impact. Here are some of the places the #OrganEquityNow has traveled: Our advocacy training trip in Washington DC with more organizations from around the United States (bottom right, Nancy Northup, CEO of Center for Reproductive … [Read more...] about The #OrganEquityNow Campaign is Growing…
The Woman Project was happy to join RI NOW (RI National Organization for Women), Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island, Indivisible RI, The Women's Fund of Rhode Island, and the RIDP Women's Caucus for a great meeting with Governor Raimondo regarding the future of Reproductive Freedom in Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo stood up for the reproductive freedom by publicly … [Read more...] about Governor Raimondo signs a RHCA Petition 2.0 quilt square
Founded after the 2016 election, The Woman Project uses art to connect activists across Rhode Island. “The election was a wake-up call that we need to be more involved,” says co-founder Jordan Hevenor. “We thought that if we used art and activism, we would be able to engage more people.” Now in its second official year, the entirely volunteer-based group has meetings twice a … [Read more...] about Stitching to the State House: After bringing it to the state capitol, The Woman Project is taking its Petition 2.0 Quilt Project on the road
"We showed up for something we cared about, for each other, for ourselves, for women we knew and for women we would never personally know.” - Wendy Davis Senator Davis is best known for leading a Filibuster of legislation that would severely restrict abortion access in Texas. She started speaking at 11:18 am on June 25, 2013 and was forced to stop nearly 11 hours … [Read more...] about Senator Wendy Davis, West Warwick Native, Meets the Petition 2.0
The Reproductive Health Care Act will impact so many people from all walks of life in Rhode Island. On March 28 in the Library at the Rhode Island State House, 15 actors and 20 volunteers came together to for Organ Equity Day #2. Using the 'People's House' as their stage, The Woman Project (TWP) collaborators, volunteers, and actors represented the voices of so many Rhode … [Read more...] about Organ Equity Day #2: Codify, a performance + The Community ‘Petition 2.0’ Quilt