Jessie Askinazi, Artist Muse, and Dilettante are pleased to present #YESALLWOMEN: a silent auction, exhibition, and fundraiser event. The artist roster features some of the most exciting established and emerging creative voices that champion women’s rights; ranging from diverse backgrounds and intersectional experiences.
See image: Untitled Yellow #2 is by Xaviera Simmons
The exhibition will be on view at Dilettante on Saturday, September 19, 2015 for one night only. This project is an effort to echo the voice of the social media hashtag/grassroots campaign #YESALLWOMEN. The online conversation has proven one of the strongest in raising awareness about the sexism, discrimination, and misogyny that women experience today. Through the artwork and the community-oriented installation, the aim is to affect change and offer support and education.
The #YESALLWOMEN exhibition was developed by Jessie Askinazi, longtime art + culture contributor to Purple Fashion Magazine’s Diary. “The conversation that evolved from this simple hashtag was monumental. It was the first time I really felt understood about these issues in such a global, inherent way,” said Askinazi. She continues, “It was important for me to resurrect the power that came from these truths and create a space for women to unite through art and activism.”
About East Los Angeles Women’s Center
ELAWC offers a 24-hour bilingual crisis intervention hotline and support to survivors sexual assault, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles. ELAWC provides 24-hour accompaniment to local hospitals, individual and group counseling, parenting programs, court and law enforcement accompaniment and advocacy, support services for children, family, and friends of survivors, self-defense workshops, community education, and professional trainings.
Its Domestic Violence program helps women and their children find safety and housing, develop coping and independent living skills, and heal the emotional impact by empowering women through counseling, advocacy, education, and support.
See image: Do I have to give up me to be loved by you is by Barbara Kruger
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What: Benefit, Art Auction
Where: Dilettante, 120 N. Santa Fe, LA 90012
When: September 19, 6:00pm -10:00pm 6-7pm VIP