Feminism + Co. 2015
Feminism & Co. is a weekly lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver that explores contemporary culture through issues relating to women and gender. With film screenings, creative performances, lectures and panel discussions, these events address women’s (and men’s) complicated relationship to art, politics and sexuality.
Everyone welcome. Men drink free*.
At MCA Denver
Every Thursday, April 2 through April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 2 7PM–8:30P
Denver is experiencing a culinary golden age dining, and some of the best chefs on the scene are women. Join Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class, and Elise Wiggins of Panzano for a conversation about women’s connections to the business of food. Moderated by University of Colorado Denver professor Nicky Beer, the evening features samples of the chefs’ specialties.
Infidelity: New Perspectives
Thursday, April 9 7PM–8:30PM
What percentage of married women are adulterous? How many will admit it? Do emotional affairs really count as cheating? Join us for a frank discussion on the ins and outs of infidelity. Psychologist Beth Allen discusses her research on the impact of cheating on marriages; family lawyer Marte Timmers weighs in with a legal perspective; and professor of media studies Brian Ott discusses contemporary depictions of infidelity in film and television.
Saturday, April 11 NOON–5PM
Ever looked at a Wikipedia page and thought something is missing? Learn how to edit Wikipedia while improving current entries on women and feminist art and culture. Volunteer Wikipedians will also be present to provide support and instruction. Bring your own laptop if possible.
Married to the Military
Thursday, April 16 7PM–8:30PM
Women now make up over fifteen percent of US Armed Forces, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story of the remarkable sea change women have seen in their relationship to the military in the last fifteen years. Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls, will jumpstart a dynamic discussion with Angie Ricketts, author of No Man’s War, and Warrant Officer Jaclyn Scott about women’s roles as active duty soldiers, reservists, and wives.
Thursday, April 23 7PM–8:30PM
Poet and performer Andrea Moore chews the fat about bigness, body image, and the female experience in this cabaret-style performance about what it means to be an unapologetically large woman living in America.