Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

It's today, and although I don't have the time tonight to write a post of an real substance, I felt it was important to mention this on the day it is happening. So check out this link to see out the blog entry that Miriam posted to . And if I can find some time, I promise a real blog post written by me, about International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

XX issue 1

The first issue of the feminist book clubs zine XX, is complete. In the call for submission for the first issue, we asked for pieces that could tie into the theme of a ‘feminist starter kit’, which we saw a pretty excellent response to. The zine has 18 pages of informative articles and is a great resource about contemporary notions of what feminism can mean and do. Issue 1 of XX Will be available at the Alberta College of Art and Designs Winter Show and Sale for $3.00. XX will also be available for purchase at all the FBC’s fundraising events. Please help support the feminist book club, and our commitment to working towards social change through education buy picking up a copy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Call for Submissions

I am on the development committee for The New Gallery. We are having a ornament sale to raise money. I thought I would post the call for submissions here.

Call for Submissions - Holiday Tree Show

Deadline: Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

TNG invites artists to create and donate an ornament for our

second annual Holiday Tree Show. Ornaments can be any

size, shape, medium, message etc. Each ornament will be

shown anonymously on TNG's own evergreen and sold for

$25 to help support the gallery into the new year. Upon

purchasing an ornament, the artist will be revealed! All

submissions are welcome, and charitable tax receipts will be


Submissions can be dropped off at the gallery in the main

level of Eau Claire Market, or mailed to:

P.O. Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO Calgary, AB T2P 5G7

We look forward to your entries. Thanks for supporting TNG!

Warm Regards,

The Staff and Board at The New Gallery

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

XX Update

The first draft of the zine it formatted and editing has begun!! HECK YES! We are a bit behind (Most of the submissions I got where a little on the late side) but it be in print by Monday morning. That means that the complementary issues will be sent out Monday as well (all the Alumni member and contributors get a complementary copy) If you are one of these people and I already have your address (or you are still in Calgary and I know where to find you, you will be seeing them very soon, if you aren't in Calgary anymore and you contributed or are just an Alumni, email me your mailing address stat

In the meantime I thought I might share a very cool site I fount. IT is a zine library that offers free PDF's of many different zine (I already downloaded so vegan cooking zines). So check it out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last night I had the rare opportunity of catching CJSW feminist radio show, Yeah What she Said on the actual radio (I usually can't listen live and rely on the podcast). The show this week was about Transgender Day of Remembrance, basically a day to remember all the transgender people who have been killed because of transphobia. Queers on Campus, i a club at the University of Calgary are holding some Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies. On the show they said that they would be hosting a tea party, as a comment of on the 'silent T' at the end of GBLTQ (Gay, bisexual, Lesbian Transgendered and Queer). There is also going to be a candle light vigil and a march around campus. I checked out their blog for more info, however it hasn't been updated in a while. The show notes from their appearance on Yeah What She Said are here if you want to check them out.

Just thought I would pass that along.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Feminist Field Trip

This Saturday come join the Feminist Book Club on a unique field trip to the Art Gallery of Calgary and the Glenbow Museum to view and discuss the exhibitions If Women Ruled the World, and War Brides: One-Way Passage. Through this opportunity we hope to provide an educational basis for the understanding of feminism and feminist art. We encourage you to take part in our tour through our open group critical discussions or on your own leisure. Please feel free to bring your friends/family!

We’ll meet at 11:00 a.m. in the front of the Art Gallery of Calgary, where we will spend approximately an hour of time looking and discussing the works of Judy Chicago. Admission for the Art Gallery of Calgary is $2.50 for students, and the Glenbow Museum is free for ACAD students. We’ll meet again at 12:15 at the Glenbow Museum entrance for the War Brides exhibit.

We hope to see you there!

Kelly Jack

Friday, November 13, 2009

Change of Plans

So we've decided to push the Female Chauvinist Pigs reading discussion 'til next week. We're going to meet next Thursday the 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the Arthole of ACAD. This way, everyone has more time to read the three chapters, and we can meet and have a drink!

We'll be the ones on the comfy seats with the Feminist Book Club sign.
Don't be shy!


Kelly Jack

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tonight's Discussion

Important Reminder!

Get your Feminist fill tonight with the FBC’s discussion of the first three chapters of Ariel Levy’s book “Female Chauvinist Pigs.” Didn’t have time to read the book? Don’t worry, we want you there anyways!

So be there! 6:00 pm in Annex C of ACAD.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Be There of Be Square

Tomorrow at noon Betty Fucking Crocker will be in the main mall serving up some>sweet treats to raise funds for the FBC. Go forth and consume all the>delectable confections this domestic icon has prepared.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

The FBC Makes a Zine Call for Submissions

Hello Everyone,

As most of you already know the FBC is creating a Zine to be sold at the Show and Sale this semester. The topic for this issue is loosely based around the idea for a feminist starter kit, with an anything goes as long as it pertains to feminism type attitude.

There are two ways you can submit to be involved:

· I am looking for articles half a page to a page in lengths; they can be about anything and written in any style. Images are encouraged.

· Also, if you have any ‘best of’s’ for feminist music, movies, literature, art or whatever I would love to take that list off your hands to include in a feature for the zine.

If you are able to submit for either an article or some best of’s send me an email to with the submission by Sunday November 15!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Hello everyone!

The Feminist Book Club wants you to take part in our two-part reading discussion
of Ariel Levy’s book, "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch

The book explores common contemporary perceptions of an “empowered woman”
embracing raunch culture. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of
women as pieces of meat, female chauvinist pigs of today are doing them one
better, making sex objects of other women – and themselves. "Female Chauvinist
Pigs" makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women
have come; it only proves how far they have left to go.

The first reading discussion will take place on Thursday, November 12th at
6:00 pm in Annex C of ACAD (near the library). The book is available through the
Calgary Public Library and at various Chapters locations for $16.00. Please try
and have the first three chapters read for the meeting!

Part two of the reading discussion will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at
12:30, again in Annex C of ACAD.

Everyone is welcome to attend! (Even if you're behind in your readings)
So I hope you’ll come join us!

Kelly Jack

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some More Feminist Podcasts

What can I say; I am a bit of a nerd. And I really like to listen to podcasts when I make art. So I thought I might share a few more of the gems I have recently found:

The first one is on CFUV (U of Victoria’s radio station). It’s called Women on Air, the website is and if you search women on air in iTunes you will find the feed.

The second one is Fully Engaged Feminist and can also be found by a quick iTunes search.

The Third one is Bitch radio. I know I wrote a post about bitch before, but I didn’t mention the podcasts, which are also really good. You can find the feed by searching “Bitch Media” in iTunes.