Saturday, February 21, 2015

HeRSToRy HaPPeNiNG! May 8-10, 2015


Spread the word! Bring family and friends! 

We will be gathering to honor the extra/ordinary women who fueled the feminist peace movement in the 1980s & to celebrate the launch of the PeaCe eNCaMPMeNT HeRSToRy PRoJeCT online archive and its inclusion alongside the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice archive at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard.

Events in the works from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening include: Seneca & Greenham video screenings, digital archive streamings, art/ifact installations, a remembering ceremony for peace camp sisters who have died, and of course, plenty of space for song singing, web weaving & herstory recording.

If you have time, a/v equipment, money, food or venue ideas, local housing for out-of-towners, or just some great ideas to offer, email us: 
peacecampherstoryproject@gmail.com

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HeRSToRy 081 Renee-Noelle Felice

    Renee-Noelle traveled up from New York City to spend a long weekend at the peace camp in the summer of 1984. She took beautiful photographs, all of which are linked under her name in the PHoToGRaPHeRS section.
Clip 1: And they will make peace
INTERVIEW
Interview: Renee-Noelle Felice
Date:
June 1, 2008
Location:
Syracuse, NY
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer 

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Monday, February 16, 2015

HeRSToRY 039 & 040 Quinn Dilkes & Rosalie Regal

    Quinn and Rosalie are longtime friends who were among those arrested at the bridge in Waterloo, NY in the summer of 1983. Both women were members of the New York City Women's Pentagon Action and had spent months planning a festive 15-mile walk from Seneca Falls to the peace camp but ended up spending five days in jail instead. Quinn arrived at the encampment a day before the incident via a 270-mile peace walk from NYC.

CLIP 1: I can't believe what I'm seeing
CLIP 2: What are these women doing?!?
INTERVIEW 
Interview: Quinn Dilkes & Rosalie Regal
Date:
March 1, 2008
Location:
New York, NY
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer & Alice O'Malley

INCIDENT AT THE WATERLOO BRIDGEJuly 30, 1983
Photo by Deb Mandel.

Photo by Deb Mandel.

Photo by Catherine Allport.

Photo by Deb Mandel.

Photo by Catherine Allport.

Photo by Deb Mandel.

Photo by Deb Mandel.

Photo by Nancy Clover.

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HeRSToRy 082 Sally Roesch Wagner

    Sally is a longtime feminist and women's studies professor, and since 2001, the founding director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. In the summer of 1984, after a performance as part of history events in Seneca Falls, she visited the peace camp in character and costume as Matilda Joslyn Gage, the 19th-century radical feminist (look her up!). Sally, as Matilda, committed civil disobedience at the Seneca Army Depot in honor of her newly born grandson.

CLIP 1: What would Matilda Joslyn Gage do? 
CLIP 2: This isn't real fear
INTERVIEW
Interview: Sally Roesch Wagner
Date:
June 1, 2008
Location:
Syracuse, NY
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer


MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE & HER 20TH CENTURY DAUGHTERS
 Photographs by Nancy Clover
Encampment women gather in support of Matilda as she prepares to approach the Seneca Army Depot main gate, July 22, 1984.

Crossing Route 96.

Finding the gate open, Matilda walks through and greets the guard. "I would like to know if there are nuclear weapons stored here," she asks. The guard ushers her out.

She ushers herself back in.

"I would like an answer," she says.

He radios for back-up.

The two guards escort her back out...

...and shut and lock the gate. "That's enough of that," they say.

Not quite.

"I need some back-up!" yells the guard.

Sisters and daughters sing their support.

"For my grandson," Sally thinks...

...as Matilda is handcuffed...
...and led to the waiting police van.
Sally aka Matilda's official letter from the Department of Defense. "...predicated upon your misconduct, you are barred from this installation for an indefinite period of time."


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Friday, February 06, 2015

HeRSToRy 043 Helène Aylon

    Helène Aylon is a visual, conceptual, installation performance artist and eco-feminist who brought her Pillowcase Project to Seneca, July 1983. She participated in several actions at the Seneca Army Depot through the fall of that year and the pillowcases written and painted on by women at Seneca have been included in various art installations she has constructed over the years. She will be honored with a Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, February 2016.

CLIP 1: Why pillowcases?
CLIP 2: It's just dropping
INTERVIEW:
Interview: Helène Aylon
Date: March 22, 2008
Location: New York City, NY
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer & Alice O'Malley


1983 ARCHIVE VIDEO:
Women's Video Collective. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.
Helène speaking about the Pillowcase Project in an interview outside the pavillion at the Seneca women's peace camp in mid-July, 1983.

  Helène being interviewed in front of some of the pillowcases displayed along the fence at the Seneca Army Depot, August 1983. Photo by Nancy Clover.
  Helène's autobiography, published in 2012.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

ViDeo: Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca

 Produced by the Peace Encampment Herstory Project, 2007.

*This video is currently being processed for its screening at the Peace Camp/Herstory Happening ViDeoFeST in May. Join us in Boston, or see it when comes back online in June!


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HeRSToRy 061 & 062 Sorrel Hays & Marilyn Ries

   A prolific composer and occasional video filmmaker, Sorrel recorded actions, stories and songs at Seneca and other peace camps in the U.S. and England throughout the 1980s. She and her partner, Marilyn, a sound engineer, have collaborated on a variety of feminist art - plays, operas, theater pieces, and the invaluable video, CD: The Ritual of Civil Disobedience (1987) and cassette, Peace Camps Sing (1987).

CLIP 1: Those were powerful active years
CLIP 2: It was a marvelous time
INTERVIEW
Interview: Sorrel Hays & Marilyn Ries
Date:
May 17, 2008
Location:
New York City, NY
Present:
Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer

One of Sorrel & Marilyn's many peace camp-inspired collaborations, Peace Camps Sing, 1987. The back side of the cover reads, Proceeds from the sale of this cassette will go to the Seneca Women's Peace Camp and other peace camps in the U.S. and England.

 Case liner for Peace Camps Sing.

The Hays/Ries collaboration, Disarming the World -- Pulling its Leg, is an hour-long play set at the peace camp and performed by Caroline Kava and Susan Stevens.

Sorrel & Marilyn's 3/4" master of the experimental film, C.D., The Ritual of Civil Disobedience was produced  from footage shot at the Seneca Women's Peace Camp in 1986.

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Monday, February 02, 2015

GaLLeRy Sylvia de Swaan












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GaLLeRy Catherine Allport

   Catherine aka Garden traveled through Europe in the early 1980's photographing peace camps before arriving at Seneca in 1983. She created a slide show of her work entitled We are the Web: The Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice and published a book by the same name in 1984.






























Incident at Waterloo
JULY 30, 1983
















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