FM Jan 9: ‘We Wanted A Revolution’ / Women of Rock Oral Histories

THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with co-hosts Lynn Harris Ballen & Ande Richards : FIRST up, it’s your last chance week to see the amazing exhibit We Wanted a Revolution, Black Radical Women 1965–85 in L.A.  We talk to curator Catherine Morris about the exhibit – currently showing at the California African American Museum – that focuses on the work of more than forty African American women artists from an under-recognized generation.  Artists who committed themselves to activism during a period of profound social change. The groundbreaking exhibition reorients conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history, writing a broader, bolder story of the multiple feminisms that shaped the times.

PLUS … Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks to Tanya Pearson of the Women of Rock Oral History Project …  a collection of digital interviews and transcripts housed at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, documenting the lives and careers of women in rock music, focusing on artists who have been erased from the popular rock narrative.  Their Los Angeles Launch Party is coming up this week, with panels and performances featuring an amazing lineup of names … Patty Schemel, Kristin Hersh, Alice Bag, Phranc, Julie Cafritz, Cynthia Ross, Allison Wolfe, Alice de Buhr, Neon Music, Brie (Howard) Darling, Michelle Gonzales, Kat Arthur, Azalia Snail and Mish Barber-Way.  Not to be missed!

Feminist Magazine on KPFK 90.7 FM. Tuesday at 2P.

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