As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we are collecting stories from women in the Chicago lesbian and/or feminist community (or who were a part of those communities any time over the last 40 years).
We will select some of these stories — either attributed or anonymously, as you choose — and present them as part of our Spring 2020 concert. We believe that our experience in Artemis is part of a larger story of the women’s movement, and we believe that your stories will help us paint that larger picture.
Here are some of the topics you might want to relate:
- A story about going to women’s bars
- A story about women’s music – how a musician or song made a difference in your life
- A story about becoming enraged at the patriarchy
- A story about a time in history such as the fight for the ERA or for marriage equality
- A story about fighting racism in our community
- A story about celebrating with other women – retirement or some other big life event
If you have a tale to tell, we would love to record it at one of our Story Workshops. The first one will be:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Independence Branch, Chicago Public Library
4024 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
We will be there from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If you would like to take part, please register here.
You may have heard by now that Artemis Singers will celebrate 40 years as a chorus next year in 2020. Do you know what other Chicago feminist organization is at the 40 year mark? Women & Children First Bookstore!
They are marking the occasion by holding a block party on Saturday, August 24, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Andersonville near the store. And guess who is among the entertainers — yes, your favorite lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers. Our set is at 2:00 pm, so please be sure to join us for this free celebration honoring one of Chicago’s finest gems.
There’s free food & drink, kids’ activities, and feminist crafts. More information is available here: https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/women-children-first-block-party-40-years-strong
Come join us for our musical set at 2:00 pm on Aug. 24!
Read our press release for details.
Join us Saturday night, June 15 at 7:00 pm for “We Sing What Sparkles” followed by a dance with DJ OCD (Wanda Rodriguez).
Want to know more about the concert? The Chicago Sun-Times published a feature on it: read about us online.
Our guest artist is poet e nina jay, who has just published a new book, Bricks, Blood & Water. She has another performance and book signing on June 20 at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville. See https://bricksbloodwater.bpt.me for tickets to that event.
If you’ll be in the western suburbs Sunday, June 16, a group of Artemis Singers will perform at 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church of LaGrange in their program, “From Stonewall to LaGrange.” The venue is at S. LaGrange Rd at Cossitt Avenue. Also performing will be a group from Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Support Pride in the suburbs!