Makeshift Reclamation

Hilary Goldberg, Jessica Hoffmann, Maegan "la Mala" Ortiz, Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Alexis Pauline Gumbs '04, among others
Oct 14, 2010 | 6:30pm
Multimedia Panel
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Makeshift Reclamation

A multimedia event showcasing how contemporary feminists are resisting and creating alternatives not only to gender-based oppression but also to a collapsing economic system, the climate crisis, and more. Featuring live readings, performances, and video works by artists and activists including Jessica Hoffmann, coeditor/copublisher of make/shift; Hilary Goldberg, whose new project, recLAmation, is a Super 8 experimental documentary/narrative film in which queer superheroes navigate a future beyond capitalism; and a rotating cast of artists and activists including Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Barnard ’04), Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Timmy Straw, Anastacia Tolbert, Irina Contreras, and others.

Hilary Goldberg is a filmmaker, poet, writer, and spoken-word performer. Her films and music videos—including in the Spotlight, Beyond Lovely, Transliminal Criminal, and Katastrophe’s Big Deal—have been screened in venues ranging from the American Cinematheque in Hollywood to the Women Make Waves Festival in Taiwan and including Outfest, Frameline, Reel Women International, and LGBT film festivals around the world.

Jessica Hoffmann is a coeditor/copublisher of the independent, transnational, antiracist feminist magazine make/shift. She is also a freelance writer, editor, and an activist. Her writing has appeared in publications including ColorLines, Alternet, Bitch, and the anthologies We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists and Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. In 2008, Utne named her one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

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