FM April 5 : Girls Rock SoCal / Incarcerated Moms / Gallery Tally

4-5-16-collageComing up this week on Feminist Magazine with hosts Lynn Harris Ballen & Candace Hansen  :
FIRST … The Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls movement is growing in small towns and big cities around the globe, empowering girls and gender non-conforming youth and “… trying to create a space where girls and women can be around something different. Instead of being quiet, be loud. Instead of feeling weak, find your strength.” These volunteer run summer camp programs for girls ages 8-17 teach each camper to play an instrument, form a band & perform – all in one week! Bridging radical values, music, and feminism, through locally focused organizing and a little DIY inspired magic.
We hear about Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls Orange CountyRock n Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles and Chicas Rockeras South East Los Angeles (SELA) – three local groups bringing music, self-love, visibility, and justice to girls and gender non-conforming youth in their communities. Candace Hansen – a founder of Girls Rock camp OC – talks to organizer Becky Gebhardt, and girl campers Eeleesia and Katerina from the OC.
… THEN … Two-thirds of women behind bars are mothers of children under the age of 18, and even a short stint in jail can cause them to lose their jobs, housing, and kids. Formerly Incarcerated Moms are fighting for reforms to save their families and we hear from Vikki Law – author of ‘Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women’ – about policies to help prevent that.
… PLUS … Women are underrepresented in the art world, but how bad is it, really? Gallery Tally is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project that is actually counting the small number of women shown in contemporary art galleries around the world.  (En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project currently showing at LACE – brings the statistics to life with a retrospective of over 400 original, artist-designed posters that visualize these unequal gender ratios. And Gallery Tally founder Micol Hebron joins us in studio to tell us all about it.

All this on Tuesday at 3 on KPFK 90.7FM, plus Livestream and Podcast. THIS is What Feminism Sounds Like!

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