Lesbianima Rising: A Celebration of Southern Lesbian Feminist Art and Cultural History

Event date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

If you are interested in the history of Southern rural and urban lesbian feminist art and culture from the mid-1970s-1990s, join Charis in celebrating the newest issue of Sinister Wisdom.

Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising celebrates the arts and cultural contributions of lesbian-feminists. Arts played an important role in building lesbian community and providing venues for social activism given the political and social fervor of the times.The feminist movement spark empowered lesbian artists to produce their own cultural events, recordings, and distribution outlets. A woman-idnetified consciousness supported this culture, both spiritually and financially. Art was involved by feminist ideals carried by the artists, poets, performers, playwrights, and interwoven into production companies, recording companies, arts organizations, and into the art itself. Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising explores Southern lesbian and women's artistic activities between 1974 and 1996. This issue is a rich tapestry of Southern stories and reflections on the creative arts.

Contributors to the issue will share pieces of their work and discuss the themes and stories from the journal. 

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307