The Women Who Rock Community Research Project is developed through collaborations between UW faculty, graduate students, community members and scholars of gender, race and sexuality in music and social justice movements.
We bring together musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes that anchor social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, teaching, and community and scholarly collaboration. We encompass several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven community engagement conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and an oral history archive that ties the various components together.
Learn more at the Women Who Rock website.
Also see the Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive, hosted by the University of Washington Digital Libraries.
2017 (UN)CONFERENCE - RISE UP, CREATE, TRANSFORM: Afro-Puerto Rican Domba Dance & Bomba/Jarocho Rythm Dialogue ♥ Children's Story Circle ♥ We Are Still Here: Stories of Preservation ♥ Self Preservation for Everyday Oppression ♥ Zine-Making ♥ Is Your Knowledge on Wikipedia? ♥ Shirt Decorating & Button Making ♥ Children's Face Painting and Crafts ♥ Community Altar/Ofrenda ♥ Self-Defense Skills ♥ Gabriela Seattle Presents a Musical "Maalaala Mo Kaya? Isulong!" (Would you remember? Onward!) http://www.gabrielaseattle.org ♥ Open-Mic Cypher featuring Maya Jupiter http://www.mayajupiter.com/#about ♥ 206 Zulu Malika Edition ♥ Fandango/Bombazo Close.
2016 (UN)CONFERENCE - MUSIC, ARTS, SKILL SHARING, TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGE: "Connections to History Through Tradition and Arts," moderated by Dr. Martha Gonzalez with HollyAnna Littlebull, Marylee Jones, Natividad Mendoza, and Guadalupe Marquez ♥ Collective Song Writing Workshop with Dr. Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal ♥ Heritage University Lecture and Collective Song Writing Workshop with Dr. Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal ♥ Keynote Speakers: Natividad and Conchita Mendoza - Las Mujeres de los Tejidos Purépecha: Building Healthy Communities ECV.