Koryne Horbal lecture features The Guerrilla Girls

guerrillagirlsThe Many Voices, Bold Visions convocation series continues this week with the Anne Pederson Women’s Resource Center Koryne Horbal lecture.This year’s lecture will feature a performance by The Guerrilla Girls on Friday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. This event is free and open to the public.

In the mid-eighties, a group of women artists took to the streets (with clever and politically devastating posters) to protest the lack of work by women artists and artists of color in museums. Working anonymously to expose sexism and racism in the art world, these women adopted the names of famous female artists and wore gorilla masks to protect themselves from the angry art world elite. Calling themselves The Guerrilla Girls, they have taken their activism from the U.S. to Canada, Japan, Ireland, Germany, and elsewhere—and have expanded their repertoire to include an attack on sexism and racism in Hollywood as well as in global politics. Continue reading “Koryne Horbal lecture features The Guerrilla Girls”

Ngugi speaks at Augsburg

ngugiNgugi wa Thiong’o, the renowned Kenyan novelist, playwright, and essayist, and author of Augsburg’s Many Voices text, The River Between, will speak at Augsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

He will be on campus to give a public lecture and do a reading from his sprawling latest novel, The Wizard of the Crow.

Ngugi has sustained prolific productivity for decades with some 25 books to his name, and at least six distinguished literary awards for his work. In his essays, Ngugi has confronted with remarkable stamina, persistence, and consistency the somewhat intractable question of the role of language in cultural imperialism. He continues efforts to empower the languages of formerly colonized nations in his important role as director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine. Continue reading “Ngugi speaks at Augsburg”