Shenaz Treasury (also known as Shenaz Treasurywala) an Indian model and actress who made headlines by writing an open letter to the Indian politicians and Government addressing the rape and sexual assault culture in India; where women and girls are grouped, raped, and sexually assaulted in public and no attempts are made to stop it.
After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s I WISH TO SAY is coming to Monmouth to engage students in discussions about politics and social change. Oring sets up a pop-up public office on campus–complete with a manual typewriter–and invites students to dictate postcards to the next President. She types the postcards verbatim, and then mails one card to the President and displays a copy in her exhibitions.Oring’s work examines social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion, and foster open exchange. She intentionally uses the gendered laborer of the 1960s secretary, which offers a level of familiarity for participants. Many of them approach Oring because they remind her of their mother, aunt, or some other female relative.Oring’s work has been shown at Bryant Park in New York City; the Berlin Wall Memorial; the Jewish Museum Berlin; the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA; the San Diego Museum of Art; as well as in major festivals such as Encuentro in São Paulo, Brazil, the Art Prospect Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Art in Odd Places in New York City. She recently completed a large-scale public art installation at the San Diego International Airport and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Oring is the recipient of grants from Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital. Her forthcoming book I Wish to Say: Activating Democracy One Voice at a Time is due out in Fall 2016 from Intellect Books.We invite everyone to come by Oring’s performance at the Student Center. If you’d like to bring your class to Oring’s talk, please RSVP to Corey Dzenko (firstname.lastname@example.org) due to limited seating.
October 25th Dr. Deanna Shoemaker has organized an ART NOW: Performance, Art, and Technology series event for the fall featuring a queer artist in residence, Tim Miller. His work is centered on gender and sexuality studies. He is going to be performing and offering 3-4 in-class workshops during his 3-day residency in October to help students develop their own original performances. The entire ART NOW season this coming year is built around the theme of civic engagement. Miller will lead student performance workshops on Oct. 25, 26, and 27 (contact Dr. Shoemaker at email@example.com for more information). Internationally acclaimed solo performance artist and gay activist Tim Miller is known for his charged performances that tackle challenging social issues, including the culture wars, performance of identity, and queer strategies for the future. Miller shares fierce and funny performance excerpts and speaks about how performance can be used to embolden communities and connect people with one another.
"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!” - Tony Kushner, author of Angels in AmericaHailed for his humor and passion, Tim Miller's solo performances and workshops have been presented all over the world. He is the author of the books Shirts and Skins, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds. His theater works have been published in the play collections O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (1998) and Sharing the Delirium – Second Generation AIDS Plays and Performances (1993). Miller has taught performance at UCLA, Cal State LA and NYU. He is a founder of Performance Space 122 in NYC and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Miller can be reached at his website: www.TimMillerPerformer.com
Women in the World ... A Visual Perspective
The “Women In the World ... A Visual Perspective,” art exhibit ties into the theme for Women In Media – Newark’s 8th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival, and takes a broad look the struggles and triumphs experienced by women globally. This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic. The images in this exhibit are not necessarily intended to be a literal interpretation of the theme, rather they often offer a metaphorical relationship to the theme. This inspiring exhibit is not to be missed!
Women in the World Women's History Month Film Festival
Now in its 8th year, Women In Media Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. “Women In the World,” the theme of the 2017 film fest, will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity. This will be the first year that this exciting, free film festival will be shared with Monmouth University’s audience. Please visit www.wim-n.com for more information about Women In Media - Newark.
Download a draft of film lineup here.