Amanda Silberling talks about art activism and rape culture on campus

In this 30-minute long podcast, UPenn undergrad, Amanda Silberling, talks about being a feminist on campus and using art in the public sphere to raise awareness and effect change.

Amanda Silberling
Amanda Silberling of the art-activist group We Are Watching

The art activist group We Are Watching was organized by Amanda Silberling and her friends at the University of Pennsylvania, where they are undergraduates. Propelled to action by an email sent by a fraternity to incoming Penn freshmen girls to come to a party and be ready to, basically, put out, Silberling and her colleagues blanketed the campus with flyers outing the fraternity for its crass invitation, with its implied embrace of rape culture. The group followed up with a voter registration action to raise awareness of Donald Trump’s denigration of women, and then a screen-printed t-shirt sale that was so successful they donated proceeds to charity. The podcast with the articulate young Amanda is around 30-minutes long.

Thank you to The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project for making this podcast possible, and especially to Matt Kalasky for inviting Artblog to participate in the Moore radio project. Listen to the interview with Amanda Silberling at the TGMR site here.