Oakland: Check Out The West Coast Premiere of “Stop Telling Women To Smile”

by Emma Pacchiana

March is International Women’s History Month, and Oakland art gallery Betti  Ono is kicking off the season with the West Coast premiere of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s acclaimed street art project Stop Telling Women To Smile. The project, which we’ve mentioned on our blog in the past, started in Brooklyn, NY, and features posters of women positioned above captions concerning gendered violence. 

Fazlalizadeh will be Artist in Residence at Betti Ono from February 19 through 28, where she will host workshops and group discussions regarding harassment, and collect portraits and stories from local Bay Area women to use in a California-specific series of posters. The resulting exhibit will be on display at Betti Ono from March 7 to April 19. For specific times and dates and to register for the free workshops, you can visit bettiono.com

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