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21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation presents

WOMEN ARE HUMAN PROJECT

featuring Les femmes sont humaines, an Integrative Collage painting by Patsy Ferrell

 

 

Project summary

"Women must see themselves with new eyes."  -- Simone de Beauvoir, Women's Rights Activist

The "Women Are Human" Project offers hope for ending structural violence against women through educational presentations and resources inspired by painter and retired trauma therapist, Patsy Ferrell.

Ferrell's unique Integrative Collage painting style embeds the narratives of six women in history whom she brings to life through her brush and one-woman dramatic monologue.

The Peace Literacy Foundation is building upon her work to teach peace literacy in the context of the Peacebuilder Experience (PbX).

Says Ferrell, "The purpose of this project is to lift up women in the reality of their humanity.  To give women the acknowledgement and nobility they have earned by making visible their valiant struggle to be realized as human beings with human rights, able to exist and live in their own right."

The normalization of violence against women within institutions is a kind of background wallpaper in the realm of their existence.
— Patsy Ferrell
  Les femmes sont humaines , is a 48" by 60" acrylic painting by Patsy Ferrell. The narrative embedded in her painting features  six women in history  who have worked to bring about the emancipation of themselves and other dis-empowered individuals as they struggle to overcome the institutionalized normalization of violence against women.

Les femmes sont humaines, is a 48" by 60" acrylic painting by Patsy Ferrell. The narrative embedded in her painting features six women in history who have worked to bring about the emancipation of themselves and other dis-empowered individuals as they struggle to overcome the institutionalized normalization of violence against women.

 
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My art is an extension of myself taking a new form and giving voice to that which drives my existence.
— Patsy Ferrell
 
  Self-Portrait , 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas, ©Patsy Ferrell, 2017, All rights reserved

Self-Portrait, 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas, ©Patsy Ferrell, 2017, All rights reserved

 
Women alone cannot eradicate structural violence from our institutions, our society and our world. It requires women and men working in partnership with an understanding of the issues impacting them both to stop this inhumanity.
— Patsy Ferrell, Women Are Human Project, 2018

"women are human" PROJECT on the road

 
 
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Beginning in 2019, Patsy will be presenting her dramatic monologue showcasing and bringing to life the stories and truths of women's struggles toward emancipation.

Her presentations will include a collection of Peace Literacy Cards with the stories of each individual woman and actions that can be taken to help end structural violence in women's lives.

For more information on scheduling Patsy, contact: peaceliteracyfoundation@gmail.com

Get your FREE TICKET for "Women's Stories in Acrylic" by Patsy Ferrell at the Peacebuilder Experience (PbX) on Sunday, September 16, 3:15pm (space limited)