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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

International Day for Women and Trans People: Centering Intersectional Feminist Performance, Film, Dialogue, Art & More

See Sister Spit at noon. Free event after 1:30pm!


See Sister Spit at noon. Free event after 1:30pm!

For the third year, Northwest Film Forum partners with multiple departments at UW-Bothell to present a day of performances, screenings and conversations in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th). The day-long event will include a special performance by Sister Spit.

Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk bands who managed to go on the road without hardly knowing how to play their instruments, Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Marci Blackman, Beth Lisick and Nomy Lamm. In this next incarnation, out of respect to the changing gender landscape of our queer and literary communities, Sister Spit welcomes artists of all genders, so long as they mesh with the tour’s historic vibe of feminism, queerness, humor and provocation.

12:00-1:30pm: Sister Spit Performance
1:30pm-2:30pm: Decolonizing International Women’s Day: a panel discussion of the histories of the day from a transnational perspective
2:00-4:00pm: Poster Making Session in lobby
3:00-4:00pm: Gender in Film – Short Film Screening
4:00-4:30pm: PhotoVoice Presentation: From the West Coast to the West Bank: A Photovoice Project Examining Women’s Health & Human Rights in the U.S. and Palestine
5:00-6:00pm: Images in Time and Space Student Work Screening

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