Learn More About Ladyfest Deep South 2011!!
Organizers, Volunteers, Performers, & Participants
Date: Wednesday, December 15th
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7)
Place: Little Willie’s, Downtown Tuscaloosa
(All Ages Welcome to Attend the Meeting)
This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Ladyfest Deep South— to be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 15-17, 2011. At this call-out, we will be screening the documentary film, Ladyfesto (50 min.), providing information about Ladyfest Deep South (with a Q & A about the fest), and signing up those interested in becoming organizers, volunteers, performers, and/or participants.
Learn More About Ladyfest Deep South 2011!!
For more specific information about how you can get involved, participate, volunteer, and/or perform at Ladyfest, contact our founders and executives:
Co-founder and Executive
Co-founder and Executive
Executive and UA Faculty Representative
For information about vendors and workshops and how you can get involved, participate, volunteer, and/or have your own vendor or workshop at Ladyfest, contact Aryn Gieger:
Vendors & Workshop Coordinator
For information on how you can donate, help finance, advertise, and/or be a sponsor for Ladyfest, contact Maria-Victoria Perez-Fisher:
Finance & Accounting
For information on how you can help promote Ladyfest or advertise your involvement with Ladyfest, contact Jessica Trull:
Public Relations & Social Netwoking Executive
Calling All Artists!
We are soliciting submissions for the Ladyfest Deep South 2011 logo.
If your work is chosen, it will be featured on all Ladyfest Deep South 2011 event materials. The festival will take place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in April of 2011.
Ladyfest Deep South is a celebration of feminist art and activism in the South!
We are looking for submissions that highlight and commemorate Southern feminist music, crafts, and political moxie. Interpret as you like; be creative! This flyer showcases examples of previous Ladyfest logos.
Submissions are preferred that contain images that refrain from representing specific bodies/body types.
Please submit a PDF of your work to: email@example.com
Deadline: December 20, 2010
1st place prize: $75 + 2 free tickets to Ladyfest Deep South 2011 + sample merchandise; your work will be used as the official Ladyfest Deep South 2011 Logo
2nd place prize: 2 free tickets to Ladyfest Deep South 2011 + sample merchandise
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Ladyfest Deep South aims to provide a forum for a diverse group of artists and activists to demonstrate their talents and passions and bring together a wide array of people to celebrate local art and activism and participate in community-building and skill-building workshops. The organizers of Ladyfest Deep South are committed to establishing an environment that embraces diversity based on gender, race, class, sex, sexuality, and other identity categories and welcomes those who further our commitment to enriching the breadth of contributions made by organizers, volunteers, performers, participants, and attendees. The Executive Committee, Advisory Board, and Organizers are committed to safe and best practices and expect that volunteers, participants, and attendees engage in the same, not only in the form of inclusive language, but that they contribute to all practices necessary for an atmosphere of respect and productive coalition-building.
Volunteer-run and organized by women and other feminists, Ladyfest Deep South welcomes everyone of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and communities—to attend and participate. Our beneficiaries for 2011 include Alabama Birth Coalition (ABC) and The University of Alabama’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC).
Ladyfest Deep South is a non-profit festival of feminist art and activism. This festival is a collaborative effort forged between University of Alabama students, faculty, and staff organizers and volunteers and the surrounding community of regional musicians and other artists, activists, do-it-yourself crafters, merchants, and growers. The festival is intended to bring attention to the richness of regional culture and the collaborative possibilities that exist between the university and the City of Tuscaloosa. This open, creative, and diverse art and music festival will generate support for local merchants, artists, performers, and relief organizations, as well as bring attention to the newly revitalized historic downtown district. Our mission is to provide a forum in which members of the community can learn about, celebrate, and encourage the artistic and organizational talents of those in the region who may or may not be recognized in the dominant cultural landscape. This participatory festival features performances by musicians, visual artists, writers, performance artists, crafters, filmmakers, as well as youth programs and a multitude of workshops. Ladyfest Deep South proceeds will be donated to organizations that support the welfare of women and girls and promote local art/craft/DIY culture, organic farming, and meaningful activism—with an emphasis on supporting underserved or underrepresented groups.
Graduate Student Co- Founders of Ladyest Deep South 2011: Lyndsey Adkins & Maigen Sullivan
University Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Purvis, Director of Women’s Studies, Department of Gender and Race Studies, The University of Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences
Community Liaison and Advisory Board Member: Ann Powers, Rock Critic and Music Writer for the L. A. Times
In keeping with the legacy of Ladyfest South, Ladyfest Deep South is a non-profit, Southern-based festival that showcases, celebrates, and promotes the artistic, organizational, and political talents of the Deep South region in order to raise money for social service programs and non-governmental organizations that assist women and girls. Featuring talented artists from diverse backgrounds, Ladyfest Deep South includes live music, spoken word, and theatre performances, as well as visual art exhibits, films, workshops, and more. It is an empowering endeavor built upon a solid foundation of activism and education in an entertaining and fun venue.
Ladyfest is a festival of arts and activism, where bands, artists, and attendees discuss political issues, trade or sell feminist arts and crafts, attend performances, and work on political and artistic organizing.
Ladyfest, a festival of music, art, literature, and activism (with something for feminists of all ages), promotes feminist empowerment through cultural and artistic performances, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and organizing events. Ladyfest takes place in different parts of the country and in other countries each year and is organized locally.