Saturday, June 29, 2013

EVENT | Riot Grrrl Book Signing @ Bookmarc

Earlier this week, I checked out an event at the Bookmarc store on Bleecker St. in the West Village where the ladies behind The Riot Grrrl Collection made an appearance for a book signing. I didn't stay long, but did snap a few pics.

Not quite sure what The Riot Girl Collection is? Here's the book description from Amazon:

"For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women across the country to speak out against sexism and oppression, creating a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women's movement. While feminist bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile fought for their place in a male-dominated punk scene, their members and fans developed an extensive DIY network of activism and support. The Riot Grrrl Collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines, posters, and printed matter for the first time since their initial distribution in the 1980s and '90s, and includes an original essay by Johanna Fateman and an introduction by Lisa Darms."

Kathleen Hanna is a New York City-based artist, Johanna Fateman is a member of the post-punk rock band Le Tigre, and Lisa Darms is a Senior Archivist at the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU. All three were on hand at Bookmarc and the store was full of fans excited to meet them.

 I have yet to read it, but I'm hoping to tackle it this summer!

- Christina
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