By Hye Joo
New Organizing Project blogger
For this week’s blog, I want to tell our NOP blog readers more about our young women’s empowerment group at KRCC called Building Sisterhood (BSH)!
Building Sisterhood serves to promote a better understanding of women’s issues in the community. We discuss critical women’s issues and design our own public awareness campaign while learning to be leaders and advocates. This year our main topic is reproductive justice. To promote a better understandings of this issue within our community we decided to open an art exhibition featuring works created by the BSH members that represents women, reproductive justice and equality!
So why exactly an art exhibit? Because:
1. Today, many women face various types of discrimination without realizing that they’re being treated unequally due to their sex.
2. In the Korean American community there are some parts of our culture that appear to be unfair for women and many members of our community, especially the older generation, are not familiar with reproductive justice.
3. Instead of campaigning for this topic through speeches and words, we thought it would be better to express it visually.
The following are some of the examples of artwork that our members created (It is up to the viewers to define the picture in whichever meaning they wish it to represent):
This is only a teaser! All of our BSH member wish to have lots of people come and see our artwork, which is also for sale as this is also a fundraising effort. All proceeds will go towards our future campaigns to empower women and girls.
So I’m guessing that by now, you’re wondering, “So when is this exhibition?” Well, you will find out right now!
The exhibition will be held with KRCC’s annual fundraiser!
Location: Double Tree Hotel at 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, 60077
Date: October 23, 2010
Time: Reception begins at 6 pm