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Making a Difference with Art and Activism

The Guerrilla Girls on Tour will present “Nine Steps to Make a Difference with Art and Activism” March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the PNC Auditorium of the Loyola Science Center.
February 19, 2018

Guerrilla Girls on Tour are internationally acclaimed feminists, activists and artists dedicated to the creation of collaborative art with the intention of educating, entertaining and transforming audiences. Donna Kaz, also known as Aphra Behn, of the Guerrilla Girls on Tour, will be at The University of Scranton on March 1 to present “PUSH/PUSHBACK – Nine Steps to Make a Difference with Art and Activism.”

The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the PNC Auditorium of the Loyola Science Center. The program is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, the Jane Kopas Women’s Center, the Multicultural Center, the Schemel Forum, the Art and Music Program and the Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton. It is free and open to the public. Copies of Kaz’s recent book “UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour” will be available to purchase at the event.

The Guerrilla Girls on Tour formed in 2001 and mix a variety of comedic techniques such as parody, sketch, improvisation, song and dance into a distinct feminist theater style. Since the group’s formation, each member wears gorilla mask when at public events and takes on the pseudonym of a woman artist. The group has toured through 41 states and 17 countries, offering more than 200 performances and workshops in theaters, classrooms, art galleries, community centers and cafes.The group is not affiliated with the Guerrilla Girls.

For more information about “PUSH/PUSHBACK – Nine Steps to Make a Difference with Art and Activism,” contact Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., director of women’s studies and professor of world languages and cultures, at jamie.trnka@scranton.edu or by phone at 570-941-4370.

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