April 22 through April 29, 2015
The Minnesota Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
The Minnesota Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) chapter arts committee is a group of activists, artists, and scholars who aim to share and engage others in the stories of global women and raise public awareness of global and local issues of concern in women’s public and private lives. Its members use their many and varied skills as artists to accomplish the goals of WILPF.
This retrospective exhibition documents the images, photos, videos, paintings, costumes, and other media that highlight the work and experiences of WILPF and celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of WILPF, the 20th Anniversary of the UN Beijing Conference on Women, and the 93rd Anniversary of the Minnesota WILPF chapter. Activities include: Daily programs, videos, events and artists’ interactions.
WILPF is an international non-government organization dedicated to working for the empowerment of women, the elimination of armed conflict and violence, the defense of human rights, and the creation of just and peaceful societies with equality for all. WILPF has been creating art on peace and justice issues and telling stories of global women through multiple modalities.
Artists include: Marilyn Cuneo, Liz Dodson, Luella Greene, Terri Berthiaume Hawthorne, Diane Knust, Donna Malum, Naima Richmond, Paula Phillips Staff, Janika Vandervelde.
Inactive members: Pat Darling, Debra Olson, Mary Eileen Sorenson, Jill Waterhouse
Deceased members: Dorothy Crabb, Isabel Rife, Lovey Lein
Over 100 Collaborators including Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater, Women’s Drum Center, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, WARM, Advocates for Human Rights, MN Alliance of Peace Makers, and Metropolitan State U, U of MN, and Mankato State U.