Overturning of Roe vs. Wade
Recently, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked, which could lead to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
As a women’s art organization, the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) believes all women have the right to choose. We strongly support women’s rights to privacy and autonomy of their bodies and equal access to health care for all.
We understand overturning Roe will set women and our country back decades. Though this law will affect all of us, women of color, transgender, non-binary persons and others in underserved communities who already experience health care limitations will be the first to feel the results of this opinion and subsequent change of law. The removal of Roe could also lead to the erosion and dismembering of other laws, such as contraceptive access, gay marriage, and interracial marriage, endangering our democracy and additional freedoms.
At this time, Roe vs Wade is still upheld by the original 1973 Supreme Court decision that a women’s right to privacy is intrinsically linked to the 14th Amendment. We must act to keep it that way. We stand with those protesting against the overturning of Roe and advocate for codifying Roe into law.
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Stop Asian Hate!
The Women’s Caucus for Art stands in solidarity with the Asian community. As an organization that values social justice, we recognize discrimination and hatred at the intersections of race, gender, and class as offensive. Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan and Daoyou Feng were victims of racism, sexism and xenophobia. In the past year, 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents, mostly against women, occurred.
WCA is an organization that believes in inclusivity and equity for its members and the global community. We are dedicated to transformative education and art activism.
Stop Asian hate. Let’s join the Asian Community in fighting white supremacy by unlearning racism and educating ourselves about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://www.
- PBS docuseries on the history, contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans: https://www.pbs.
- Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.
org/ (link is working for me now)
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: https://www.napawf.org/
- W.O.W. Project: https://www.
The Women’s Caucus for Art strongly supports the Black Lives Matter movement and we stand with those protesting against racism with non-violent actions. We support the fight for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, and countless others who have been killed by the police and white vigilantes. We will say their names.
WCA is an inclusive member organization of art professionals. We support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) which is reflected on our national board, panels, curators, exhibitions and publications. Our organization is committed to the growth and exploration of art for social activism and transformation.
Join us in rededicating ourselves to knowing our racial past and creating change now to ensure a transformative future through artistic expression, engagement, and education.
The WCA Board of Directors
Northern California Chapter Exhibition:
Jung Ran Bae, Project CU
Philadelphia Chapter Exhibition:
Michele Colburn, Gun Ho
New York Chapter Exhibition:
Petroleum Paradox: For Better or Worse?
Elaine Alibrandi, Outcome
WCA as an NGO of the UN
In 2010, The Art and Activism Database was established to as an archive of WCA projects—national, regional, chapter or individual—that demonstrate WCA’s commitment to creating art platforms to bring attentions to social, political, and environmental issues to support WCA’s annual application for NGO status with the United Nations.
As the structure of Civil Society and NGO’s within the UN has changed significantly since then, WCA is currently asked to submit its NGO review every two years, instead of annually. Also, NGO’s will only be asked to provide one example of activism, which will be the Lifetime Achievement Award going forward. In short, the featuring of WCA exhibitions will no longer be part of our Biennial Review.
Check this link for more information on the WCA International Caucus and WCA’s NGO activities:
2018 Activism Exhibition
Guns: Artists Respond, at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, Detroit, MI
2016 Activism Exhibition
Posters in Public Busses: Women, Yes!, WCAMI partners with Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority, MI
2015 Activism Exhibition
Making Connections, at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
2013 Activism Exhibitions
Petroleum Paradox: For Better or for Worse, 2013, NY
Philadelphia WCA’s Violence exhibition
Northern California WCA’s Choice exhibition
Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with new Eyes, at 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012 Activism Exhibitions
Philadelphia WCA’s Ragdoll Project
Petroleum Paradox Exhibition
Honoring Women’s Rights Conference & Exhibition
Southern California WCA’s Wilderness Mind Public Initiative and Exhibition
Pacific Regional WCA’s Honoring Women’s rights Conference and Exhibition
Philadelphia and Washington, DC WCAs’ RE/using Our RE/sources exhibit
Philadelphia WCA’s Gender Games
Northern California, Peninsula and Bay Area WCAs’ 40 Watts Illuminating Herstory
Minnesota WCA’s Women and Water Rights—Concerning Water
2011 Activism Exhibitions
The WCA Art & Social Justice Conference
Philadelphia WCA’s Ragdoll Project Minnesota WCA’s Women and Water Rights Project
Peninsula (California) Chapter Man as Object—Reversing the Gaze
New Hampshire Chapter’s Dig-It, eco-art exhibition
Michigan WCA’s Ann Arbor Percent for Art
2010 Activism Exhibition
Minnesota WCA’s Women and Water Rights Project
Philadelphia WCA’s Persepolis Women – An International Women’s Day Exhibition
Women + Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
University of Minnesota, Minnapolis Campus
Feb 23–Mar 25, 2010
WCA Minnesota Chapter presented Women + Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota.
The exhibition and related programs build awareness, provoked action, and posed solutions for the need to understand water as a universal human right.
Co-coordinators of the project were: Marilyn Cuneo of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Diane Katsiaficas, art professor at the University of Minnesota, and Liz Dodson, Artist and WCA Minnesota Chapter Member.
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