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Exploring the Spectrum of Gender Identity (Art is Activism Series)

Exploring the Spectrum of Gender Identity (Art is Activism Series)

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Saturday, December 16th
2-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $30/person; $10 materials
Seating is limited; advanced registration required.

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls”, does not quite describe friends beyond the binary. This class will explore what we know about gender identities and how we can co-create a world that is more inclusive to all. Together we will look at visual art outside of the male/female binary, and use it as inspiration to create our own acrylic painting on canvas. Beginners welcome.

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About the Series:
Art is Activism is a six class series (register for one or all) developed to engage participants in art, activism and social justice. This course uses contemporary art and social justice theory to dive deep into the issues that we are facing in our country today. Each class includes a presentation of inspiring art and artists, a discussion of how the art and issues impact us and others, and an opportunity for participants to express themselves through an art project.

About the Instructor:
 Mandy Benson is the Founder of the Artivist Institute, a center for art, activism and social change. Mandy is a lifelong artist, activist, community organizer, and educator. Mandy has served as President of California NOW and U.N. Women, SF/Bay Area Chapter. Mandy has led campaigns on issues of health, safety and equal opportunities as the Statewide Field Director for both Planned Parenthood and California National Organization for Women (NOW). Mandy has directed student centers and leadership programs at Stanford University Women’s Community Center and Mills College Office of Student Activities. Mandy is a painter, craftswoman and seamstress. Mandy has a M.A. in Women, Gender, and Social Justice, and a B.A. in Behavior Science.

Featured Image: Del LaGrace Volcano, Mo B Dick, Half & Half, 1998.


December 16
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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