Women in Resistance
October 21, 2020 — How can revolutionary women of other times and places inspire art and action in the present? This program considered intersectional approaches to creative work and collective organizing—centering Puerto Rican artists and activists within wider networks. Panelists included Commonwealth artist Alicia Díaz and collaborator Patricia Herrera, Shariana Ferrer-Núñez of the Puerto Rican anti-colonial feminist activist group La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción, and feminist theorist Silvia Federici, who is also a contributor to the Commonwealth publication. Díaz’s project Entre Puerto Rico y Richmond: Women in Resistance Shall Not Be Moved inspired this program. Moderated by Anahí Morales Lazarte of Beta-Local and introduced by Commonwealth co-curator Stephanie Smith.