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Pussy Riot/Zona Prava

Punk Prayer

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Erik Lohr / The Voice Project
When

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:10 pm

Where

In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Map/Directions

Details

Penny Stamps Speaker Series
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Open to the public
Free of charge

Found­ing mem­bers of the art col­lec­tive Pussy Riot and Zona Prava, Nadya Tolokon­nikova and Masha Alekhina are Russ­ian con­cep­tual artists and polit­i­cal activists. In August 2012, fol­low­ing an anti-Putin per­for­mance in Moscow Cathe­dral of Christ the Sav­iour, they were sen­tenced to two years’ impris­on­ment. In March 2014 they opened the Mor­dovia office of Zona Prava, their newly cre­ated pris­on­ers’ rights NGO. Tolokon­nikova and Alekhina are Lennon Ono Grant for Peace recipients.

Pussy Riot is a fem­i­nist punk guerilla per­for­mance col­lec­tive of approx­i­mately 11 women. Their unau­tho­rized pub­lic per­for­mances address fem­i­nism, LGBT rights, and oppo­si­tion to Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Putin.

Zona Prava (Zone of Rights) was founded by Nadya and Masha on their Decem­ber 2013 release from prison. The goal of Zona Prava is to aid those in prison who are ready and will­ing to fight for their rights. The orga­ni­za­tion pro­vides infor­ma­tion, legal rep­re­sen­ta­tion, safety mon­i­tor­ing, advo­cacy and oversight.

Co-pre­sented with the Weiser Cen­ter for Emerg­ing Democ­ra­cies and with sup­port from the Insti­tute for Research on Women and Gender.

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