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Call for Artists-A Benefit for Mujeres en Cambio and CASA

By Mary Norquist

The Nasty Women project came into being following the recent presidential election, when a sculptor in Brooklyn came up with the idea as a demonstration of solidarity among artists who support women’s, and individual, rights. The name, “Nasty Women,” was selected as a reference to Trump’s slur about Hilary Clinton in the third presidential debate.

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Nasty Women Project—Call for Artists
Thu, Mar 30, 3–5pm
Casa de la Noche
Órganos 19
100 pesos (space is limited)
Sign-Up Due: March 20
Contact: Linda Soberman, lindasoberman@gmail.com

When Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton, “such a nasty woman,” he probably didn’t think his words would inspire an art movement—especially one that raises money for Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization Trump said he wanted to defund. In New York, the Nasty Women exhibition and sale was staged as a visual protest. More than 700 artists contributed works to the show, and more than US$50,000 was raised.

Worldwide, there are over 600 exhibitions and sales taking place. Here in San Miguel, we hope to raise a substantial amount with the help of local artists—both men and women—who support the cause of women’s rights. The date is Thursday, March 30, 3–5pm, at Casa de la Noche, Órganos 19.

We are calling for artists to donate a piece of their work. The subject matter can be anything. It does not specifically have to represent “nasty women.” The piece must be ready to hang with wire, and be of a maximum size of 14” wide and 24” high. Space is limited! If you donate artwork that requires a special display (e.g. jewelry, sculpture), please provide the display as well. Contact Linda Soberman, at lindasoberman@gmail.com, for more information or questions.

Two local organizations will benefit from this project: Mujeres en Cambio and the Center for Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA). Mujeres en Cambio is a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to under-served young women in the campo surrounding San Miguel. Since its inception 22 years ago, more than 2,000 young women have been assisted in graduating from high school and/or university. The organization has no paid staff and is managed and maintained by an all-volunteer board. Mujeres en Cambio holds a variety of monthly luncheon events (all food is prepared and donated by members) and solicits individual donations and grants for funding. For more information about Mujeres en Cambio, see their website at mujeresencambio.org.

Founded in 1981, the Center for Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable population through interventions that promote gender equality, human rights, and access to accurate information. CASA’s programs operate under a community-based education model that teaches others to teach. The model has enabled generations of CASA staff to transform their own lives and the lives of many others in some of the most remote communities of Mexico. In addition, CASA has a midwifery program that has spread to other parts of rural Mexico. For more information on CASA, see their web page at casa.org.mx.

 

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