How to Construct a 21st Century Feminism

Wed. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:00pm EDT
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$10.00 - $125.00
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$10.00 - $125.00
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Creative Time and The New York Public Library are proud to present the latest installment of their collaborative venture In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. 

Focusing on the issue of “How to Construct a 21st-Century Feminism,” the conversation will feature poet Eileen Myles, with Jezebel founder Anna Holmes, and will be followed by a performance by JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre along with students from The Lower East Side Girls Club.

A limited number of Behind the Scenes tickets will be available, and will offer guests stage-side seating as well as entrance to a reception with the speakers following the talk.

About Anna Holmes
Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website, the editor of two books and works as a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and as an editorial executive for First Look Media’s film/tv/digital entertainment studio, Topic.

About Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and Chelsea Girls. Afterglow (a dog memoir) will be out from Grove in September 2017. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital writing grant, the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing, four Lambda Book Awards, amongst many other grants and honors. In 1992, Myles conducted an ‘openly female’ write in campaign candidate for President of the United States.

About JD Samson
JD Samson is best known as leader of the band, MEN, and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For more than a decade JD's career as a musician, producer, promoter, artist, performer, and DJ has landed her at the intersection of the music, art, activism, and fashion. During that time she has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy award winning artists, written for publications such as Huffington Post and Creative Time Reports, created multimedia artwork shown at world renowned galleries, hosted documentary programs, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of progressive social and political causes.

A note to our patrons: In Situ events will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Tickets are for general admission so we recommend arriving twenty minutes before the scheduled start time to get to your seats. Please note: it may not be possible to accommodate latecomers.

Event partners: Creative Time, The New York Public Library, and The Lower Eastside Girls Club

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Lower East Side Girls Club 402 E 8th St
New York, NY 10009
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