Feminism & Co., the innovative social gathering and lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, always packs a well-crafted and intellectually aware pop-culture punch. Previous sold-out discussions have brought feminist scientists, sex workers, Tupperware saleswomen and female body builders to the stage for brief talks on their trades, followed by audience discussions.
Founded and co-directed by Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman, the sixth annual edition -- which starts next month, and just announced its four-week lineup -- sounds as intriguing as ever. See the full list of topics and speakers below the jump.
Pairing the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls with sports scholar Sarah Fields and aikido practitioner Harmony Hammond, the opening installment of Feminism & Co. discusses the "softer sex" label given to women athletes. There will also be a brief history of women in full-contact sports offered by the Rollergirls.
Feminist Bloggers (Thursday, March 28) This conversation centers on women in social media, and why and how feminism fits in the blogging mainstream. Covering everything from feminist blogging to mommy and music blogging, artist blogger Ellina Kevorkian and history and sexual politics blogger Ann Little will lead this panel discussion.
Boobs (Thursday, April 4) Science writer Florence Williams and film scholar Melinda Barlow will discuss the role of breasts in visual, medical and maternal culture.
The Fine Art of Talking About Sex (Thursday, April 11) Los Angeles-based video and performance artist Maya Gurantz will debut her installation, The Whore's Dialog, and discuss its exploration of women's communication of sexual knowledge.
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Feminism & Co. opens at 5:30 p.m. on the above listed dates; programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the full program series are $89 ($59 for museum members); individual tickets are $17 ($12 for members) and student discounts are available. Tickets will be available through the MCA Denver's website.