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We are women against hate united by love

 

Hate Divides. But it also unites. It bonds us together. We find each other and we grow louder.

 
 
 

About Women Against Hate United By Love

Hate divides. It is the ultimate toxin. The sicknesses it spawns — bigotry, intolerance, racism — affect everyone in our country. Women most of all.

But hate also unites. It bonds us together, we find each other, we grow louder, and reach a pitch that must be heard.

Women Against Hate United By Love is a collaborative, traveling art exhibition and multi-step “anti-hate” campaign united against bigotry, intolerance and racism. Its creative building blocks are stories — powerful, tough, revealing stories told by women working to dismantle systems of injustice and oppression, and encourage humanness.

Although much has been done, we’re still getting started… a seed planted and wanting to grow. We need the love and support of many courageous women and men to help give birth and define the course for this newly launched initiative seeking to create spaces for radical, soul-bearing honesty and compassion, and make change happen.

Here’s where we are…

Women Against Hate United By Love has created a unique and powerful traveling art exhibition which is in the process of being scheduled for “gallery” showings around the state in cooperation with local organizations and interfaith groups. Using the art exhibition as a platform for gathering and discussion, these local partners will assist in arranging community events in exhibition spaces and issue a call to action. Through sponsored workshops and panel discussions Women Against Hate United By Love will allow attendees the opportunity to ask questions, engage in community conversation, and learn how to become involved. This is art in action!

With the help of many strong and determined women and men, Women Against Hate United By Love aspires to work in a coordinated effort, aligning with women and partnering organizations throughout Wisconsin – increasing awareness, building communities, and creating change.

Please join us in this formative stage. “Women Against Hate” needs substantial action.

We need you!

 
 

Artists, activists & partners

Artists

Kelly Parks Snider, Rachael Griffin, Leigh Garcia

Collaborating Activists

Markasa Tucker, Janan Najeeb, Astar Herndon, Shantel Carson, Bridget Piggery, Keisha Robinson, Marcela Garcia, Basha Harris, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Guadalupe Romero, Freya Nuemann, Livia Rowell-Ortiz, Kathy Flores, Tammie Xiong, Maikue Vang, Jane Bartell, Dana Schultz, Dr. Bola Delano Oriaran, Amy Ongiri, Norys Pina, Dr. Sabrina Robins, Jacklyn Velasquez, Jessica Cavazos, Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Tracy Williams-Maclin.

Collaborating Partners

The Brico Fund, Arts in Action, We Are Many United Against Hate, Milwaukee Muslim Coalition, Wisconsin Voices, 9 to 5, Voces de la Frontera, Diverse and Resilient, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, ACLU, Hmong American Women Association, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Monroe Street Framing, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Arts +Literature Laboratory, Midwest Enviromental Advocates, Unidos por Futuro Mejor Fox Cities, Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. 

 
 

Our incomplete manifesto

  • Our communication is open.
  • Our leadership functions in a flat hierarchy — a circle, not a triangle.
  • All members have an equal voice and recognition.
  • We are all part of a greater whole.
  • Sometimes one organization's priority will be urgent and it may become the focus.
  • We will nurture our relationships and strengthen our social and our relational ties.
  • We accept our differences, enjoying an atmosphere of tolerance and peace, fostering togetherness.
  • We serve each without competitiveness which threatens balance and jeopardizes our sense of being one.
  • Collectively, we will foster new ideas aimed at benefiting the common good.
 
 

Events

Overture Center for the Arts

201 StaTe Street, Madison, WI

May 11, 2019 - July 7, 2019

 
 

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Exhibition Checklist

 

Staffing

·       Staff event registration 

·       Crew schedules set up including

·       Arrival time

·       Departure time

·       Pre and post event briefing and debrief

·       Staff selected and trained University Of Wisconsin –Milwaukee student organization

·       Name Tags for staff

 

Pre Event Marketing

·       Promoted on partner organization website

·       Promoted on social media, Facebook, Instagram 

·       Promoted on appropriate offline media - – Press release

·       Invitations and art cards produced

·       Invitations to relevant mailing lists sent

 

Pre Event Development

 

·       Registration materials

·       Art prints completed and framed

·       Banners completed

·       Music performers selected and confirmed

·       Public art interactive materials purchased

·       Panel selected and confirmed

·       Moderator selected

·       Commemorative posters produced

·       Know your rights materials 

 

Exhibition Stand

·       Easels and art

·        Power requirements

·       Power type of power required (5 amp, 10 amp, 15 or 20 amp, 3 phase or 5 phase)

·       Cabling requirements

·       Power requirements discussed and confirmed with event organizers

 

Audio Visual

·       Tested at venue

·       Back up of AV ready and at venue

·       Approved by Event organizer (i.e. within guidelines)

 

Hatemongering.  It bubbled up from a place where the unspeakable had largely remained unspoken. Its messages found a primetime champion, and then the unthinkable happened.  The power it unleashed prevailed and its spokesman gained access to the loudest, most prominent megaphone in the world. 

To many, it was a shock.  To some, sadly, just more of the same. 

Although mass exploitation of hate has been a constant in human history, what is happening now is new to most Americans.  Hate today has become supercharged through its glamorization and unflagging support by the most privileged and powerful in our government.   

The onslaught of hate speak and hate-filled policies has taken its toll—numbing, normalizing, and chipping away at our outrage for the outrageous.  

But while hate divides, it also unites.  It brings together the appalled and oppressed to respond and resist.  This activism takes many forms.  “Women Against Hate, United by Love” is ours.

Who are we?  We are a collective of women protectors working to dismantle hate and policies rooted in oppression.  Our ranks include women of color, trans women, women with disabilities, indigenous women, white women, latinx women, non-documented women, women sex workers, rural women, women who are refugees—women of many faiths and no faith.  

Women Against Hate, United By Love,” our response to this attack on our vulnerable and most marginalized communities, is a collaborative, traveling art exhibition and multi-step “anti-hate” campaign united against bigotry, intolerance and racism.  Its creative building blocks are stories—powerful, tough, revealing stories told by women working to dismantle systems of injustice and oppression, and encourage humanness.  

This art-based initiative and exhibition uses art to work in a coordinated effort, aligning with women and partnering organizations that support women and families. The artwork focuses on Wisconsin women change makers, shining a light on their stories and what they care about, giving voice to the unheard. The art acts as a conduit to reach people and groups of all stripes.  It blurs and blends normal lanes of operation and encourages disparate groups to pull together for the betterment of all Americans.

Women Against Hate, United By Love has been presented in “gallery” showings around the state in cooperation with local organizations and interfaith groups.  The art exhibition provides a platform for gathering and discussion, and through sponsored workshops and panel discussions attendees are given the opportunity to ask questions, engage in community conversation, and learn how to become involved.  This is art in action!

All who interact with “Women Against Hate, United By Love” are encouraged to be part of an effort to invent a new future—a future inclusive of all and recognizing no barriers.  The national response to hate has begun and leading the charge are those currently centered in the cross-hairs. This transformation in progress, originating from the margins, is simultaneously ironic, inspiring and hopeful.  

The exhibition, featuring artwork by Kelly Parks Snider, Rachel Griffin, and Leigh Garcia Further information or to bring “Women Against Hate, United By Love,” to your community contact kellyparkssnider@gmail.com

 

Women Against Hate:  STRATEGIC STEPS FOR POLICY ADVOCACY

 

 

  • Assist in arranging community events in local exhibition spaces.

  • Assist in scheduling meetings with editorial boards of local newspapers prior to events in each city.  (If appropriate, partner schedules these meetings in “their name” to discuss the event or policy.)

  • Personally invite print, broadcast and digital media reporters to cover event.

  • Personally contact local Mayor, County Executive, School Superintendent, non-profit and other community leaders and invite them to the event.

  • Suggest or help identify local citizens with compelling stories they’re willing to share pertaining to the effects the policy has on their lives.

  • Invite these “truth-tellers” to participate in editorial meetings, meetings arranged with local legislators, and to play a role at the event.

  • Help facilitate creation of specific platforms for organizations participating in the event.

  • At the event, to extend policy advocacy reach…

    • Request attendees post a photo and message on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts in support of policy.

    • Request attendees send out a postcard to their legislators and the Governor with the advocated policy message.

  • Develop a list of influential legislators based on their committee priorities and interests.

  • Schedule meetings with legislators on your list. (Ask local “truth-tellers” to attend each meeting based on whether they live in the legislator’s district.  It’s more meaningful.)

  • Collaborate on crafting a specific “ask” requesting a public hearing on the policy.

  • Line up speakers for the public hearing.

  • If legislators or community leaders do something significant for you, be sure to thanks them publically and personally.

  • Youth and university outreach component