GIRL HOUSE ART PROJECT
The ten-month Girl House Art Project, developed and led by Kesa Kivel, was conducted at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside in Santa Monica, California from September 2005 to June 2006. During the Girl House project, which was inspired by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro’s 1972 "Womanhouse" art installation, middle school girls learned about the gender wage gap, women’s history, self-defense, media literacy, and other related topics. Art was used throughout. The concluding piece was an art installation in which participating girls artistically described the effects of sexual harassment using a small on-site house on the YWCA property. The Girl House Art Project public exhibition was held in June 2006.

GIRL HOUSE ART PROJECT NEWSLETTERS

View Curriculum - Girl House and Beyond: A Facilitator’s
Guide for Empowering Young Women


View Girl House Art Project Newsletters
• Newsletter 1 pdf (96 KB)   • Newsletter 3 pdf (192 KB)
• Newsletter 2 pdf
(106 KB)   • Newsletter 4 pdf (224 KB)





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“...Girl House is a great model for an activist project my students might do in future classes.”

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–Christina Bobel
Associate Professor
Women's Studies
U. of Mass., Boston


The curriculum is
awesome!!”

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–Rabbi Heather
  Ellen Miller
Temple Beth El,
South Orange County, CA
 
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