Facebook event page
Museum of Women's Resistance (MoWRe)
279 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, New York 11225
Gender Trap: Black Women, Rape and Resistance is a groundbreaking multimedia exhibit curated by Black feminists invoking memory of Black women's bodies who were as proclaimed by Fannie Lou Hamer—“never theirs alone”. Groundbreaking and fully interactive, the exhibit centers on response and revolutionary acts by Black women in America. It juxtaposes intentional confrontation by Black women who deal in policy, organizing, and public speech versus those who use more provocative measures to regain and reclaim themselves through other means like their bodies, armed struggle, music, gender-non conformity, sexuality and other weapons meant to meet violence with violence.
Gender Trap explores the acts of resistance and risk taking of Black women in response to sexual violence.
Throughout the exhibit, narratives of fierce resistance and unapologetic reclamation on behalf of Black women breaks chains through this boundary crossing work that will leave each guest excited for direct action and changemaking.
«I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name
My name is my own my own my own
and I can’t tell you who the hell set things up like this
but I can tell you that from now on my resistance
my simple and daily and nightly self-determination
may very well cost you your life» — June Jordan
The Exhibit will run through April; with talks every first Monday of the month.
Free for members of Black Women's Blueprint.