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Frontline Heroines

When: August 25th-December 12th
Where: UW School of Social Work, 4101 15th Avenue NE, first floor Gallery

Frontline Heroines is a series of oil and watercolor paintings created by Judith Larsen to honor the courage and dedication of female journalists, human rights workers, and social justice advocates.

This series of portraits include Dickie Chapelle, the first female war correspondent to be killed in action, and Anna Politkovskaya, the newspaper editor, author and social rights activist, who was assassinated in Russia. The portraits depict women documenting the battle for social equity in Mexico, Canada and the Middle East. The exhibit includes descriptions of their life and work.

Says Larsen about her work: “As a painter and a reporter in both radio and television for the past twenty years, I wanted to use my craft to honor professionals who gave their lives while serving as our witnesses, our window, to the dangers of despotism, human rights abuses and of war.”

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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