Executive Director, The Womxn Project
Postcards at an Exhibition
The Womxn Project to host “Advocacy Is Love,”
a locally curated art show that will raise funds for its 2024 programming
Providence: On February 9, 2024, The Womxn Project will host a postcard art exhibition at its project space in Providence. The show is co-curated by sixteen community creators, including Agonza, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Leela Corman, and GEM, who invited civic-minded local artists to create original pieces of art on the theme of love and social justice focused on bodily autonomy for the exhibition.
Attacks on bodily autonomy are increasing at a terrifying pace,” said Jocelyn Foye, executive director of The Womxn Project. “Our event is designed not only to illustrate the power that comes from people being fully in control of their bodies, but also to raise money to fund programming that will educate folks on the topic as we head into the next Presidential election cycle.
The postcard-size original pieces of art will be sold for $35 each, a price point chosen to make local art more accessible. Money raised from this fundraiser will go toward activities surrounding:
- Actions encouraging others to support trans equality
- Bringing emergency contraception (Ex. Plan B) vending machines on college campuses and other public spaces
- Working toward expanding voting access in RI
- Educating people on the right for young people (ages 16 to 18) to have access to safe and legal abortion
- Holding a monthly meetup series designed to help people get creative and prioritize self-care in the next year
“Advocacy Is Love” will take place on February 9, from 6 to 8pm, at The Womxn Project’s project space in Providence. For event details, including information on curators, visit: bit.ly/Artivism-Now.
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About the Womxn Project: The Womxn Project (TWP) is a statewide organization dedicated to building a strong movement that harnesses the power of art, activism and advocacy. We believe that together we can dismantle systems of oppression and uplift the voices of people in our communities throughout Rhode Island in order to shift power and shape the policies that impact our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We commit to embodying the principles of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy, while cultivating innovation and advancing real and lasting change. For more information, visit www.thewomxnproject.org.