Saturday, February 08, 2014

WCA International Caucus UN Program to present at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Conference March 11, 2014


PhotoForward Artist: Bao Song
"Women Artists Consider the MDG's and Post 2015 Agenda" has been accepted as a parallel event for the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Conference which will be held March 9-21 in New York City. This stellar presentation of video and art-based activism projects in Cambodia, Laos, and Rwanda and discussion has been pulled together by Maureen Burns-Bowie, Chair of the International Caucus' UN Program, and the hard-working and impressive members of this committee and brings WCA into a deeper involvement with the UN.  Maureen describes this event as "a celebration of humanity moving forward, compassion and joy for those whose lives are affected, and a tribute to those activists who are making it happen."
The main event will occur Tuesday, March 11th at 6:15 p.m. in the CCUN Boss Room,  777 UN Plaza,  8th floor. A follow up break-out session is being planned to allow for further discussion and connections. All WCA artists are welcome and encouraged to participate in the CSW conference.  Please contact Maureen Burns-Bowie (wca.un.mbb{at]gmail.com) if you plan to attend.  

Congratulations and much gratitude to all involved! This video, which will be edited by Anastasya Koshkin, will showcase  meaningful work by the following WCA artists, who are focused on  bringing attention to issues which the UN has prioritized.  Samples of these works may be found in the slide show above. 

Members of WCA involved:
Seda Baghdassarian Saar, Alli Berman, Maureen Burns-Bowie
Sherri Cornett, Linda Coughlin, Betsy Damon, Liz Di Giorgio
Joanna Fugliniti (WCA Philadelphia Ragdoll Project Chair), Mary Hamill, Marjorie Wood Hamlin, Carole Richard Kaufman
Anne Kantor Kellett, Simone Kestelman, Sheri Klein, Anastasya Koshkin
Ikie Kressel, Alllison Milewski and artists from PhotoForward,  Eva Preston (WCA Philadelphia VP), Negin Sharifzadeh
Bonnie Smith, Helaine Soller, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Joyce Ellen Weinstein

For more on MDGs: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
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