cultural praxis

SAYS Open Mic Nights at the Mondavi

FREE Open Mic Nights at the Mondavi for UC Davis students, faculty and staff

Open Mic with Coco Blossom and DJ Lady Char

Hosted by Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) in partnership with Mondavi Center

Singers, Musicians, Poets & Emcees—All are welcome!

  • Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
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What is Feminist Research: Jeanelle Hope

August 29, 2018

Cultural Studies doctoral candidate Jeanelle Hope is researching the role black women artists play in combatting gentrification in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.  Hope places gentrification in a greater historical context of a racial resegregation that has been ongoing since deindustrialization.

What is Feminist Research: Quimera Rosa

June 21, 2018

Quimera Rosa’s approach to feminist research emphasizes a transversality and embodiment that challenge fixed notions of identity, scientific objectivity, and epistemic universality.  They use art as a medium with which to build collaborative relations between feminist arts and science.  Locating a foundational dualism of Western thinking in the constructed boundary between nature and culture, Quimera Rosa works to deconstruct this normative dualism through the notion of the cyborg.

What is Feminist Research: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

April 19, 2018

Artist-scholars Sprinkle and Stephens introduce the concept of ecosexuality and discuss the importance of pleasure and play in the exploration of new visions of feminism.  

What is Feminist Research: Gargi Sen

March 21, 2018

For filmmaker Gargi Sen, feminism provides a lens through which to look at the ways power operates in the world and see how it can be transformed.  Here Sen discusses how her approach to social justice filmmaking has grown more open-ended and relational since her initial involvement in the early 1990s, and emphasizes the need for collaboration between artists and academics in times of crisis.