Roots to Resistance! Visual Artist brings 12 Women Activists to Life #facebook #geekgirl
No More Silence! Please help spread the word by joining the Global Postcard Campaign!
Visual Artist brings 12 Women Activists to Life http://www.facebook.com/rootstoresistance
Renowned award winning visual artist and creative activist Denise Beaudet is bringing forth the images and stories of 12 remarkable women in a project entitled Roots to Resistance, painting larger than life sized portraits of these women activists as well as creating postcards that spread word of their work.
This project aims to create voices for us all by creating postcards and sending them around the world and saying that we won’t be silent about war, atrocities and violence against women!
Examples of postcards include a portrait of the Congolese Journalist Chouchou Namegabe. Her work is simply of the utmost importance. It is a critical and dangerous endeavor as she travels across the war torn Congo to record the stories of the hundreds of thousands of women who have been assaulted there. She needs our support and our voices!
The global postcard exchange is completely free and really just involves us sending postcards to those interested in being partners in the Exchange. All we ask is that you give them out in your community and spread the word and we will print them in the language spoken there!
The 12 women:
Natalia Estemirova-Chechnya-Murdered Human Rights Journalist
Malalai Joya-Afghanistan-Woman’s Rights Activist
Chouchou Namegabe–Congo–Journalist/Women’s Rights Activist
Maria Gunnoe-U.S.-Environmental Activist
Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma-Human Rights Activist
Parvin Ardalan-Iran-Women’s Rights Activist
Rebecca Gomperts-Netherlands-Environmeari-Indonesia-Labor Activist
Wangari Maathai-Kenya-Environmental Activist
Zapatista Woman-Mexico Environmental/Indigenous Rights Activist
Marina Silva-Brazil-Environmental Activist
Yvonne Margarula-Australia-Indigenous Rights Activist