Friday, June 12, 2015


MAY 8-10, 2015 •  Boston, MA
ViDeoFeST, aRTiFaCT eXHiBiT & MuLTiMeDia GaLLeRy
to officially launch this here archive and celebrate its inclusion in the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard.

Free. Open to the public.

May 8, 2015
3-5:30 pm
PeaCe eNCaMPMeNT HeRSToRy PRoJeCT Wine & Cheese Reception
Radcliffe Room, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard
3 James St., Cambridge
3 pm - Signing of the Schlesinger Library Gift of Deed with comments by Schlesinger Executive Director Marilyn Dunn and Peace Encampment Herstory Project co-founders Estelle Coleman & hershe Michele Kramer.

3:30 pm - Presentation by former Women's Video Collective members Nancy Clover (PeHP  035), Judi Kelemen (PeHP 012 ), & Claire Beach (PeHP 011). 

4:30 pm - NYC artist and ecofeminist Helene Aylon (PeHP 043) will present "Dis-arming Metaphors," multimedia imagery of the performance-based work that led to her Seneca Army Depot installation. 


May 9, 2015

11 am-1 pm
Disarming the World--Pulling its Leg BRoaDCaST PeRFoRMaNCe
Copley Square, 560 Bolyston St., Boston

A radio play woven from the sounds of demonstrations, singing, chanting and interviews recorded by composer Sorrel Hays in her travels to women's peace camps in Europe and the U.S. 1983-1986. The central characters in the play, Manhattan pianist Patrilla and political activist Tanner are based loosely on Sorrel and a woman she met at the peace camp, Katy van Deurs. Script and original piano music by Sorrel. Sound by Marilyn Ries.


1-5 pm
Fires of Freedom aRTiFaCT eXHiBiT & MuLTiMeDia STReaMiNG GaLLeRy
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St.,  Boston

The Peace Encampment Herstory Project collection consisting of hundreds of photographs and slides, newspaper clippings, peace camp handbook/flyers/mailings/meeting minutes, published books, handcrafted wall hangings, original & replicated banners, and research from the peace camp's electromagnetic radiation committee will be on display.

5-7 pm
Like a Mountain ReMeMBeRiNG CeReMoNy
Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Fairfield and Gloucester Streets, Boston
We will be gathering at the Boston Women's Memorial with Phillis Wheatley, Lucy Stone & Abigail Adams to honor our feminist foremothers and acknowledge peace camp women who have died.


May 10, 2015
1-5 pm
Rebel Wimmin ViDeoFeST
Regent Underground Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington (Alewife Station, Red Line to #350 Bus - MTBA)

Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca 1982-2006 
Estelle Coleman, Alice O'Malley, hershe Michele, Kim Blacklock, Billijo Wolf, 2007; 32 minutes.
A nonlinear narrative documentary produced by the Peace Encampment Herstory Project of The Women’s Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice and its later incarnation, Women’s Peace Land. The video consists of excerpts from nine oral herstories and 18 songs and more than 300 images from dozens of photographers.

C.D., The Ritual of Civil Disobedience at Seneca Army Depot 
Sorrel Hays, Marilyn Ries & Sara Halprin, 1987; 24 minutes.
A video documentary created from footage shot at the Seneca Women’s Peace Camp in 1986 with frame buffing and colorization worked on at Experimental Television, NY. The video was distributed by Women Make Movies and Lady Slipper.

Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice: Excerpts from a Summer of Non-Violent Protest Marilyn Rivchin & Laurie Bronstein, 1983; 30 minutes.
A vérité video documentary by Ithaca, NY members of the Women’s Video Collective of the Seneca Peace encampment.  Without narration, the video highlights many of the important moments of the first summer’s events, meetings and civil disobedience actions. 

Stronger Than Before
Women's Video Collective, 1983; 27 minutes.
A video documentary by the Women’s Media Collective of the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment. The peace camp media collective was largely made up of women from the Boston Women's Video Collective. Stronger Than Before aired on 150 PBS stations throughout the U.S. and Canada in 1983 & 1984 and received two national awards.