Sunday Funday 2.12.12
February 9, 2012
Last week’s First Friday was a wonderful success! We had a huge crowd come through the space, engaging in discussions, cutting up clothes, sewing cloth, braiding strips of cotton, painting nails…all in the name of breaking down gendered expectations of so-called “domestic” activities. We’re looking forward to another bustling First Friday on March 2nd – Remember to bring your donation of red, purple, pink, and orange clothing, as well as those half-used no longer in rotation “beauty products” (make-up, lotions, etc.) stashed away in your bathroom cabinets. The clothing will be used to continue work on the tent, while the “beauty products” will become a separate art installation in March. See the write-up in the Omaha Reader about this project (we’re the Lincoln feminists!).
We have a series of upcoming events, so be sure to check out www.unlwomanhouse.org for a listing of activities. Due to the 11.5 inches of snow that fell last Saturday, we decided to cancel the first Sunday Funday. However, we will be there this weekend (2.12.12), so come join the conversation! We’ll have snacks and warm beverages, and invite everyone to participate in cutting, pinning, and sewing the walls of the tent (don’t worry if you don’t know how to work a sewing machine – There will be tutors!).
We also invite everyone to join us this coming Wednesday (2.15.12) for our first feminist roundtable discussion with Dr. Barbara DiBernard, UNL Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies – There will be tea, so we can call it a Feminist Tea Party, in homage to the wonderfully awesome project by Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe. It’s political, subversive, and all around inspirational.