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REVERSE: rewriting culture / Opening May 8 7pm



Women on the Rise! is excited to announce that works created by participants at Pridelines Youth Services in collaboration with instructor, Nereida Garcia – Ferraz will be on display in the exhibition, REVERSE: rewriting culture.   This exhibition seeks to review the body of work of contemporary gay artists that are proposing a horizontal reading of gender, sexuality, social concerns and ontological issues.

In collaboration with students at Pridelines Youth Services, Nereida Garcia Ferraz focused on exploring themes particular to girls within the GLBTQ community.  By studying the works of artists such as Catherine Opie and Zaneli Muholi, participants reflected on gender non-conformity and presented spectrums of gender roles, performance and representation.

On view at DotFiftyOne Gallery
May 8 – July 5


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Tickets are Live!

wotrstudentprojectimagesTickets for the 2014 Girls Summit are now live and available for purchase by clicking here.   For more information, visit the Girls Summit tab on the Women on the Rise! home page.

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WOTR! meet Wangechi Mutu & Virginia Overton


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Earlier today, girls from WOTR! partners Urgent Inc., Breakthrough Miami and Hands 2 Help, as well as students from the MOCA Art Institute met artists Wangechi Mutu and Virginia Overton.  They discussed the symbolism and meaning of their work, the installation of their exhibitions and the process of creating work while answering questions from our inquisitive students.

Many, many thanks to our partners for coming out and to Wangechi Mutu and Virginia Overton for this enriching experience.

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The Women on the Rise! Girls Summit Is Coming!


Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Women on the Rise! Girls Summit on Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17.

The Women on the Rise! Annual Girls Summit offers access to the best practices in girls education presented by scholars conducting innovative work in and out of South Florida. Addressing issues of body image, health, sexuality, and gender non-conformity, leading educators, scholars, and activists engage in performances, panel discussions and film screenings, which highlight innovative scholarly work in gender studies and girls education.  The 2014 program will focus on the creativity of girls, nurturing that creativity and the empowering potential of expression.

Miami-Dade County Teachers will receive 7MPP points for attending each day of the summit.  Be sure to register on the Professional Development Portal for In-Service Points.

For more information, visit the Girls Summit Tab on the WOTR! Blog Menu.

Contact: Crystal Pearl Molinary, Women on the Rise! Program Coordinator
e) p) 305.893.6211 x.25

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Fierce at Hands 2 Help

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This week, the girls at Hands 2 Help: Passage to Womanhood have been working on projects based on the work of Mickalene Thomas.  The girls struck their most powerful poses to directly challenge the viewers’ gaze.

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Setting it Straight – At Casa Valentina


As the final project in our three-workshop series at Casa Valentina, participants worked with instructor/artist Crystal Pearl Molinary to create confessional videopieces to challenge how they feel they are regularly stereotyped by others.


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Teen Moms – Thoughts from Casa Valentina

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This month students at Casa Valentina worked on letters which challenge the stereotypes they face.  Here, April R. sets us straight on being a Teen Mom.

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Dear Society…

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Last month, our students at Casa Valentina participated in a project where they considered the stereotypes they face, and through different mediums directly challenged those assumptions.  Here, Roseline S.  uses a confessional approach to deliver a powerful message to society.

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Boss Wisdom from WOTR! Alumni in The Feminist Wire

Boss Wisdom from WOTR! Alumni in The Feminist Wire

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