ACTIVISM

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. 

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Black-Lives-Matter

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:
Choice
Jung Ran Bae, Project CU

Philadelphia Chapter Exhibition:
Violence
Michele Colburn, Gun Ho

New York Chapter Exhibition:
Petroleum Paradox: For Better or Worse?
Elaine Alibrandi, Outcome

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:
www.wcainternationalcaucus.org

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

Mailing Address

Women's Caucus for Art
PO Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013

Office

Women's Caucus for Art
640 Bartholomew Road–Rm 122A
Piscataway, NJ 08854 

Director of Operations

Karin Luner
k.luner@nationalwca.org
212-634-0007

WCA President

Laura Morrison
president@nationalwca.org