Festival De Mujeres

Taped at the first-ever women’s street fair held in Pilsen, a predominantly Latinx, working-class neighborhood in Chicago. The event was organized by Mujeres Latinas in Accion to showcase Latinx women’s culture and to provide information about social services, health services and recreational opportunities available for women. The video captures the activity and color of the fair and features readings by poets Salima Rivera and Marta Callazo. Comments by organizers, participants and local residents give insight into the role of Latinx women in society at that time. Produced, videotaped, and edited by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh with a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

Showings
Exhibition, Historical F(r)ictions, Chicago Cultural Center, February – May, 2017
Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, N. Marroquin Artist’s Residency, January 2017
Exhibition, MODERN SCREEN, Some Girls Gallery, Chicago, November, 1981
Broadcast, Image Union , WTTW (PBS) Chicago, International Women’s Day, May, 1980
Exhibition, Local Origination Show, Chicago Cultural Center, October, 1980
Broadcast, ACTV, Austin, Texas, 1980
Exhibition, Oblate College, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
Exhibition, San Antonio Cinefestival, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
Exhibition, Women’s Visions Film and Video Festival, Northeastern Illinois University, March, 1980
Exhibition, American Women in the Arts, 1880-1980, University of Pittsburg, 1980
Exhibition, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, 1980
Exhibition (excerpt), Cable Fair: Community TV, Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL. , 1981
Exhibition (excerpt), Cable Fair: Community TV, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL., 1981
Exhibition (excerpt), Cable Fair: Community TV, Harper College, Palatine, IL.

 

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