Erasure of the Black Body
3:00 PM15:00

Erasure of the Black Body

We are living in a world where black culture appropriation is increasingly becoming normalized, however, the murder of black bodies is increasing in devastating numbers. Being Black in any part of this world is a revolutionary act. How does black erasure different from racism and in what ways does it show up in the world? What does ANTI-BLACKNESS look like? What does anti-blackness mean?

Black Lives Matter NewHaven and Nasty Women Connecticut are teaming up to bring together a dynamic panel of community activists/ advocates from several organizations to have an important dialogue centering blackness. More urgently, unpacking the erasure of blackness. This community panel, followed by community discussion, will examine the many ways that Blackness- in all of its many connotations- is actively being erased, and how we all play an active role in black erasure.

Panelists include: Ala Nzambi Ochumare Orisha Ala Ochumare (Black Lives Matter New Haven), Addys Maria Castillo (Citywide Youth Coalition, Inc ), Camelle Scott-Mujahid (CT CORE), Randi Renee (The Urban Collective) and Sha McAllister (Community Activist)

This event is FREE and open to the public. Limited seating.
Refreshments provided by Isheba's Catering.
Childcare provided.

Come gather with us and #saywhatsreal

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Out There: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera by Princess
4:00 PM16:00

Out There: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera by Princess

Artspace and Nasty Women Connecticut are teaming up to present a one-night only live performance of Out There created by the psychedelic art-pop duo Princess. Out There is a sci-fi rock opera that explores the role men are and could be playing in the women’s movement and our cultural reckoning of misogyny. Following the performances, we will hear from Princess and local artists who have roots in New Haven, including Toto Kisaku, David Livingston and Attallah Sheppard.

After the performance and Community Talk Back the organizers invite everyone to stay after and eat dinner with us at Artspace. Persons under 21 are welcome to attend this event, but they must be accompanied by their parent. Everyone will be asked to present a valid ID at the front door. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

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Trans Body : An Exploration of Embodied History and Corporeality
2:00 PM14:00

Trans Body : An Exploration of Embodied History and Corporeality

The New Haven Pride Center is proud to commission Elm City Dance Collective to create and present :

Trans Body :
An Exploration of embodied history and corporeality through dance

Elm City Dance Collective and the Pride Center of New Haven will collaborate on a month-long process workshop with a community of Trans identified people, non-dancers and dancers a like, to explore meaning, making and movement within the context of transgender identity, history and corporeality.

The project asks, how do we embody and perform our own history? How do we tell stories about ourselves through movement? How can we express trans identity through dance?

The project participants will showcase their work, a movement piece, on Saturday, March 30th at 2:00p. Free.

We are looking for 10-15 transgender identified individuals to participate in the creation of the work and perform at the March 30th showcase. Participants will be asked to attend three exploratory rehearsals on March 10, 17, and 24 from 12:00 - 3:00p.

The project will partner with the Nasty Women Connecticut's exhibition Complicit: Erasure of the Body at Yale Divinity School.

- Arts Council
- City of New Haven, Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism

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Nasty Women Art Show Afterparty: Daniprobably, Lys Guillorn, Mooncha
9:00 PM21:00

Nasty Women Art Show Afterparty: Daniprobably, Lys Guillorn, Mooncha

Cafe Nine hosts the art exhibition afterparty featuring dynamic local artists Daniprobably, Lys Guillorn & Band, Mooncha.
With Poet Sun Queen and Emcee Sha McAllister.

9PM, $5, 21+


lo-fi home recordings and other misadventures.


Lys Guillorn is an alt-folk-psych-rock troubadour, songwriter, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist from Connecticut.
Her songs are dreamy, lyric-driven, melodically interesting, and undefinable. Guillorn has been on bills with: Laura Cantrell, Amy Rigby, Robyn Hitchcock, Scout Niblett, The Handsome Family.


Mind-bending hip-hop.

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6:00 PM18:00


Please join Nasty Women Connecticut and Yale Divinity School as we bring you “Complicit- Erasure of the Body”. In light of the #MeToo Movement, and as we think about the grey areas of this movement against sexual violence and harassment, we invite you to express how acts of complicity remove one’s voice, erase the body and sense of self from the emotional, the spiritual and the physical.
Our call invites all artists, makers and creators to use their voice to create a visual or literary work that embodies this theme. All types of medium are accepted with some size limitations.

All work entered will be accepted, and submission is free.
Only one work will be accepted per artist.

Location: Yale Divinity School
Walls on the entire first floor, Marquand Chapel and the outdoor courtyard.

Events related to the exhibition will take place throughout New Haven in partnership with Black Lives Matter New Haven, New Haven Pride Center, Yale Law School, Interference Archive, and more.

Important Dates:
Installation: March 2nd-3rd, 10am-3pm 2019
Exhibition: March 4th - 31st, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8th, 6-8pm 2019
De installation: March 31st, 2019

Drop off location for artwork is Yale Divinity School first floor main entrance. Drop off dates are March 2nd and 3rd 10 am -3pm

Should you need special accommodations or can't make it this time let us know for an alternate option!

Any questions please email

This partnership is particularly important as we think about how collaboration bridges communities that are often sharing physical spaces but not developing dialogue nor finding ways to work together. In light of the recently reported sexual violence history of a former YDS adjunct professor/program chair as well as the current disagreements caused by a YDS student removing survivor solidarity posters, this is a much needed essential conversation for our community, and YDS is the ideal location for this collaboration.
The accountability of #MeToo is a vital opportunity to reflect on historical and current rituals, theologies, and relational communities as we consider the future of our religions. Seeking justice, survivors of sexual violence turn to law enforcement, but they also often turn to religious leaders ( especially when the state is not holding those abusers accountable).

Nasty Women Connecticut in known for its radical work and advocacy within the arts. We hope to open the doors of YDS to interacting with all communities, including the greater Yale community, local faith communities, and the New Haven County population with this public event and conversation.

This exhibition will be an act of celebration as well as a platform for resistance.

Complicit - Erasure of the Body aims to support the voices and creations of those seeking justice in the world. We will not accept any work that condones hate.

Free and Welcome to All!

In the NEWS

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The Intersectionality of #METOO and other Civil Rights Movements
5:00 PM17:00

The Intersectionality of #METOO and other Civil Rights Movements

New Haven Pride Center, Nasty Women Connecticut - Exhibition and the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Present:

Is #MeToo for You?
The Intersectionality of #MeToo and Other Civil Rights Movements

Wednesday, October 3 | 5:30 - 8:00p
New Haven Free Public Library, Main Branch

Please join us for a community dialogue as we discuss and explore the #MeToo movement and it's intersectionality with many of our civil rights movements - feminism, black rights and #BlackLivesMatter, the LGBTQQIP2sAA civil rights movement, immigrant rights movements, and more.

We will speak about power and control, local resources to survivors, hate crime, legal resources and more all within the light of #MeToo.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Community Dialogue Partners:
- Arts Council
- Black Lives Matter NewHaven
- Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
- Nasty Women Connecticut
- New Haven Pride Center
- Victims Rights Center of Connecticut
- Women and Families Center

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#MeToo : Testimonials Project
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo : Testimonials Project

#MeToo : Testimonials Project

Screening - New Haven Free Public Library :All Are Welcome to this Free Event

Light Refreshments Provided by Royal Sweets

About our Testimonials Project

How can we create unity in our community when we choose to ignore the stories of those who have been marginalized? Throughout history storytelling has been utilized as a way of connecting people. The sharing of personal experiences and emotions creates empathy and facilitates crucial dialogues.

In light of the #METOO movement, Nasty Women CT collected and documented stories from all people who chose to share their story over the last several months.

This program is presented by Nasty Women CT and made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

#Me Too Screening Article in The Independent

#MeToo article in The Arts Paper

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Open Call: Silence Breakers
to Apr 15

Open Call: Silence Breakers

Open Call: Silence Breakers

In 2018, ECOCA is collaborating with Nasty Women Connecticut for the group show Silence Breakers. We invite artists working across disciplines, to create artwork that addresses issues of abuse, consent, and identity as well as themes of domesticity and home.  The show will look at the often-blurred line between security and insecurity in the home, providing room to explore ideas around gender, equity, sexuality, individuality, and domestic life.

Silence Breakers: An open call and unjuried exhibition
A collaboration between ECOCA and Nasty Women Connecticut
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, March 4 – Thursday, April 5
Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 5–8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 pm
Public Reception: Thursday. March 8, 5–8 pm
Public Closing Reception: Thursday April 5, 5–8 pm

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Nasty Women Film Festival
to Nov 8

Nasty Women Film Festival

Thank you for joining us for the opening of our film event at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art

November 7 2017 (Election night) 5:00 - 8:00 PM  

All proceeds of this event benefited Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Make the Road CT, and IRIS. 

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First New Haven Nasty Women Exhibition
to Apr 8

First New Haven Nasty Women Exhibition

New Haven is one of 40 cities to join the nationwide movement to organize a Nasty Women exhibition in the first days of Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s term in office.  The organizers invited artists, activists, scholars, creative thinkers and anyone who identifies as a “nasty woman” or a “nasty woman ally” to submit a visual or performative work to the show. 




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