Political Women's Music Tour-- Monday, April 9th!
ASUW Womens Action Coalition
asuwomn at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 5 13:36:11 PDT 2001
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<Action Ready Troubadours Creating Art & Revolution>
**Live** at the UW campus this Monday, April 9th.
All events are free. just show up!
Workshops: Anti-racism: confronting white privilege and white
supremacy / 3-5:30pm / HUB 209A
Why women and girls are less visible in the music world
than are men and boys / 3-5:30pm / HUB 309
And for the nite life:
Acoustic folk-punk performance by ARTCAR! followed by open
stage for student performers to sharpen your skills &
possibly be part of the ARTCAR! tour CD
8-11pm / HUB 106B (behind the info desk)
***All student musicians/spoken word artists welcome to participate!***
Imagine a roadshow combining hands-on resistance and movement-building
workshops with electrifying folk-punk performances. Picture a big brown
1984 Volvo bandwagon full of women--women who incite participation,
challenge injustice, motivate folks to take action, and demonstrate
viable, creative options for working and living. These women are Jolie
Rickman, Sprout, and Laura Veirs. Together they're ARTCAR!, and they're
coming your way!
More info on the who and why of ARTCAR! follows. But first, a word from
Sponsored by Student Action Network, ASUW, ASUW Women's Action Commission,
and the UW Women's Center. For more info, contact meesh at
meesh99 at u.washington.edu or 206.972.3150, or check out the Student Action
Network website: http://students.washington.edu/san/
For disability accommodations, contact the office of the ADA Coordinator
at least 10 days in advance of the event: 206.543.6450 (voice);
206.543.6452 (TDD); 206.685.3885 (fax); or email access at u.washington.edu.
More information is available in the Access Guide for Persons with
and now, MORE ABOUT ARTCAR...
The women of ARTCAR! have participated in many of the most exciting
cultural/political tours, actions, and events of our day. Collectively,
they have performed at or helped organize the following recent events:
>ROCKRGRL 2000 Conference;
>The 1998, 1999 & 2000 National Demos to close the School of the
>"Sing it Down: Songs to Close the SOA";
>The 2000 Republican Convention Demo;
>and dozens of GLBT and Women's History Month events, Take Back the
Nights, queer/feminist punk shows and activist benefits.
In total, we've produced six recordings, including three cds and three
eps. ARTCAR! functions as a consensus-based collective, and as a model for
We're living in an era of heightened activism. In the past year and a
half, we've seen the explosive growth of a direct action movement against
corporate globalization. Building on and connecting with the long-running
resistance of radical communities worldwide, this movement has sparked
heightened actions across the country in challenging the fundamentally
oppressive structure of the global capitalist system.
We believe that the success of this movement depends, on activists doing
active anti-racist work that challenges institutional and personal white
supremacy and racism. As white women, we hold ourselves accountable for
our privilege and work with others to explore its pitfalls and also its
potential. Our work with the efforts to close the School of Americas
exemplifies movement towards effective utilization of such privilege. Our
trainings and music performances should stimulate discussion, share skills
and provide momentum for effective local organizing.
We tour as a collective of feminist women. Our music and trainings are
rooted in feminist pedagogy. To women we owe our interests in nonviolence,
consensus, anarchism, globalization, disability, gender and sexual
identity issues. On tour we will facilitate "women's open mics", low power
radio-girl broadcasts and live recording sessions which highlight women's
perspectives so that future generations may benefit from ours.
Sprout's primary work includes non-violence training, political music, and
action-climb training. She works with several organizations including
School of the Americas Watch and the Coalition of Anti-racist Whites in
Seattle. Sprout also plays with several musicians who use music as a tool
for social change.
Sprout started as an organizer in high school working on environmental and
human rights issues. She became involved with Central America solidarity
work through the Coalition in Support of the People of El Salvador. She
graduated from Oberlin College in politics and women's studies in 1997 and
worked for three years with an international environmental youth corps. In
the past year, Sprout organized and traveled extensively with the
Mobilization for Global Justice Roadshow, facilitating non-violence
trainings and focusing on the World Bank and IMF.
"...like a singular, one woman version of the Violent Femmes" - Syracuse
New Times, and the Davis Enterprise, Davis, CA
Jolie Rickman is a fiercely independent and expermental singer-songwriter
with a nation-wide community of support. Over the past two years, Jolie
has been welcomed into colleges, cafes, festivals, clubs, house-parties,
community-centers, computers and stereos across the US. This year Jolie
performed at some of North America's leading music festivals and acoustic
venues, including appearances at North By NorthEast in Toronto, Canada;
and at Club Passim's Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival in Cambridge,
Jolie's longtime connection with movements for cultural change have landed
her on stage with folk legends including Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton. These
opportunities help a young performer strengthen her connection to the
living history of topical performance. Jolie says of the experience,
"Recently Pete Seeger told me that he believes we're entering into a new
era of activism. Now is an exciting time to be a folksinger. Audiences are
active listeners, challenging us to push the boundaries of our music."
Audiences and critics affirm that Jolie exceeds expectations. According to
the California Aggie, "...[her] lyrics elicited laughter, tears and
heartfelt participation; Rickman recieved a standing ovation.
Jolie tours in support of three full-length, independant cd's, including
the Spring 2000 self-produced release, "Suffer to be Beautiful." Jolie's
earlier cds, "Sublime Detonation" (1998) and "Sing It Down: Songs to Close
the School of the Americas" (a 1999 collaborative project with fellow
singer-sonwriter Colleen Kattau) received national airplay and were
featured on nationally-syndicated radio programs including "The Midnight
Express" (WFMT Chicago) and Pacifica's "Democracy Now."
"Veirs gives folk a much-needed enema." - The Eugene Weekly
Laura Veirs is a musician and community organizer living in Seattle. Her
new CD has been called "the best folk album of 2000" by the music director
of Bellevue/Seattle's KBCS 91.3. The Stranger, Seattle's alternative
weekly, says Laura is "one of the most impressive DIY/singer-songwriters
in this town." Laura uses country, blues, and folk to tell stories of
radical women and wide-open spaces. She has played from Berkeley to the
San Juan Islands and at festivals like Seattle's Bumbershoot and Folklife.
She is often accompanied on-stage by her mentor Danny Barnes (of Bad
Livers fame). Laura is a member of Seattle's Madness Factor Women's Music
Collective and organizes monthly concerts at her home. She has five
years' experience teaching guitar, banjo, and songwriting as a tool for
working through political and personal issues.
Find out more about Laura at www.greencowgirl.com.
ASUW Women's Action Commission
University of Washington
Husky Union Building Rm.201
SAO 17 Box 352238
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.543.1817 Fax: 206.685.4310
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