Final Class Today – Group Members Look at This.

Hey, I asked the professor what to do if we couldn’t meet up to finish this project, because we are supposed to be discussing stuff in class and figuring it all out. I couldn’t get ahold of you guys, so I asked if she had your emails or something (she ended up sending you all a message on Canvas including my email and phone number). As long as we get this assignment done, we will be fine. However, we are all graded on the same rubric, so if some people don’t complete their part, then we all lose points.

Here’s a link to what we were supposed to work on in class together. Scroll down to see “After the Women Who Rock (Un)Conference” section. Since no one is here, I think I’ll leave the classroom soon. Here is what I think we should do for the steps.

Step 1:

I like the photo of:

1.) the colorful picture stand

2.) The two women talking

3.) Black mama close up

4.) The very last photo of the post (bottom right)

5.) Any one of the big round-table photos

6.) The other photo with Black Mama in it

Why I chose these photos:

These photos perfectly capture the culture of inclusion and learning fostered by the WWR (Un)Conference. Intimate, personal conversations took place here, as depicted in photos 2, 4, 5, 6; cross-cultural emotional support was provided here, as shown in the round-table setup in picture 5; and people learned of different cultures and struggles (both abroad and within the Seattle community), as depicted in pictures 1, 2, 4, 5. Black Mama, a figure depicted in two of the photos selected, serves as an important figure both in our class and in the broader social movement our class addresses. Women like her are leaders in the movement for change. This movement is about equality, not supremacy. This conference focuses on the need to men respect women, for women to recognize their power and utilize it to further the status of other women in their communities, and the need to end the unwanted sexualization and stereotyping of women around the globe.

Step 2:

I worked off of this post:

https://group16afram337.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/photos-from-conference/

1.) the colorful picture stand

Making Scenes

2.) The two women talking

Building Communities

3.) Black mama close up

Reel Rebels, Making Scenes, Write to Rock (professor in the photo)

4.) The very last photo of the post (bottom right)

Building Communities

5.) Any one of the big round-table photos

Making Scenes, Reel Rebels

6.) The other photo with Black Mama in it

Making Scenes, Reel Rebels

“Reel Rebels” include “feminist archivistas,” including our professors and people in the WWR community. Pictures tagged as “Making Scenes” are performers and people who work behind the scenes to make a difference (picture 1 being an example of their work). “Write to Rock” includes those who write about social injustice. “Building Communities” are photos of spreading the social justice movement.

Someone: “explain your group’s categorization of the photos in no more than 50 words per photo.” Follow these guidelines:

Write to Rock features people who write about music, addressing overlapping audiences through the popular and underground press, the academy and the blogosphere. These writers question conventional stories of popular music and cultural production that erase the influence of women and women of color. They ask us to consider how we narrate the past and the present with regard to particular performers, genres, and sounds. They offer feminist histories and accounts, creating new methods, formats, platforms and frameworks for understanding popular music.

Reel Rebels features filmmakers, audio producers, sound designers, visual artists, photographers, and radio hosts–people we call feminist archivistas. They use multiple forms of media to document, create, and distribute stories about popular music, community-making and social activism.

Building Communities features people who have used music and performance to build social justice movements. They work in various local and transnational communities within the Americas and beyond.

Making Scenes features people who make music scenes: from people who perform, produce, and work at record labels to people who run venues, book shows, and manage bands, as well as the fans who make scenes come alive. They work on the stage, at the club, in the studio, on the laptop, behind the bar, at the copy shop, on the air waves, and behind the scenes.

 

6 Photos selected

Photos from conference

Checking in…

I am the quality editor so I just want to make sure that everyone is on track! Let me know if you have questions and I can try to help. The sooner we post everything, the sooner I can put it all together and turn it in. Also, are we all trying to meet on Thursday at 10:30? That’s what the document says and I’m just trying to figure it out. Let me know