Narratives of Agency in Black America
an Exhibition for
MoWRe (Museum of Women in Resistance) Brooklyn, NY
Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America is currently accepting submissions for its landmark exhibition exploring the historical, social and political impact of Black Midwives on reproductive rights in communities of African-American women. The exhibition lays psychosocial inquiry into reproductive autonomy with special emphasis on birthing traditions and abortion rights of Black Women in America from the 20th century to the present. Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America celebrates an evolution of the spirit of advocacy that continues to sustain the network of midwives that serve communities of African-American women. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Women in Resistance (MoWRe) from October 3 to November 23, 2014, and will include special events and programming focused on her story of midwifery, female sexual anatomy, and holistic healing and wellness. Artists working in all visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply.
The Museum of Women in Resistance (MoWRe):
The Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe) also known as The Edith Savage Jennings Legacy Museum examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of women of African descent and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, nations and the natural environment. MoWRe’s year-round exhibitions and programs include historical and contemporary objects, as well as commissioned art, sculptures, textiles, and pottery. Video and sound stations provide selections from historical and contemporary interviews, literature, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, songs, and oral epics from the African continent as well as the African Diaspora.
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