Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 at 7:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

The Guerrilla Girls are women activists fighting for gender and racial equality within politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. They are a group of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. They use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny and wear gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than their personalities. Dubbing themselves the conscience of culture, they declare themselves feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger.

Cosponsored By:
  • Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
  • Women's Studies Program
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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