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hear about our exciting upcoming issues:
- REFUGEE WOMEN
This will not be a
patronizing reinterpretation of the refugee woman's experience by
North-Americans, but rather a forum for her own voice - her experiences, her
concerns. REFUGEE WOMEN is a community-based project emanating from the refugee
community. All our guest editors are either refugees or involved in the refugee
community. Editors include: Eva Allmen, Helene Moussa, Isabel Caprellan,
Olga Cass and Haragua Getu. Articles will look at the difference
between the refugee and immigrant woman's experience; the difficulties
connected to assimilation versus integration into the host country; the
problems of cultural survival, isolation, and trying to have one's professional
status recognized. There will be personal accounts, articles by individuals
involved with relevant government agencies or community groups, a detailed
reference section of resource material, poetry, fiction, art and book reviews.
- NATIVE WOMEN
A special issue on Aboriginal
women in Canada, with a guest editorial board comprised of Native women.
Articles in this issue will reflect the reality of Native women's experience,
recounted in their own words/ voices. Photographs, fiction and poetry by Native
Women will also be featured. Subjects to be covered include Native culture and
tradition; arts and crafts (including music and quilt-making); projects aimed
at the renewal of Native languages; retraining programs for Native women;
questions of self-government and aboriginal rights; the importance of mothers
and grandmothers. A book review section devoted entirely to publications by
and/or about Native women will also be included. The range of contributions
will extend from the east coast to the north to the west coast.
- WOMEN ARTISTS
This issue will be devoted
to the experience of contemporary Canadian women artists and a rich
representation of their work. It will explore the impact that feminism is
having on their work and lives. Women's practice as art makers, art educators,
curators and critics is the focus around which questions of aesthetic concern
will arise. The issue will offer a significant overview of the situation of
women working in the visual arts, as well as demonstrate through text and
visual reproductions the strong, diverse nature of women's productivity.
Particular attention is being paid to material from minority group women, such
as women of colour, disabled women, lesbians, working class women, Native and
immigrant women. Our Guest Editors Janice Andreae and Marilyn
Burgess are both graduates of the Fine Arts Program at York University;
both are practicing, exhibited artists with a strong commitment to feminism.
Janice is based in Toronto, where she teaches Art in the Women's Studies
Program at York University. Marilyn, a francophone, lives in Montreal, where
she is actively involved in the art community.
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