Events

COMPLICIT- ERASURE OF THE BODY
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

COMPLICIT- ERASURE OF THE BODY

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: February 27-28th, 2019
Exhibition: March 1- 31st, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8th, 2019
De installation: March 31st, 2019

Drop off location for artwork is Yale Divinity School first floor main entrance. Drop off date is February 27th after 5pm until 8pm. if you need special accommodations or can't make it this time let us know for an alternate option!

Any questions please email nastywomenct@gmail.com

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!

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The Intersectionality of #METOO and other Civil Rights Movements
Oct
3
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
Jul
12
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
Mar
8
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
Nov
7
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
Mar
24
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. 

FRIDAY MARCH 24th 6-9pm PERFORMANCE SALON

SUNDAY APRIL 2nd 1-2:30PM FINDING HER WAY AN INTERACTIVE TALK W/RENA TOBEY

THROUGH APRIL 8th READING NOOK & COMMUNITY JOURNAL

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