John Brendan Guinan / Activist Artist Born

John Brendan Guinan / Activist Artist Born

John Brendan Guinan is a Washington, D.C based contemporary artist. His paintings are deeply personal & raw, most notably the solo exhibition at the Artery Gallery in New York ‘The Art of Mourning’, chronicling the decline in health and eventual passing of his father, social justice activist John Edward.
John recently opened the Guinean Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in D.C, his work can be viewed at http://www.johnbrendanguinan.com, on Facebook and Instagram.

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ERA Coalition Members

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Daphne Zuniga is an actress primarily known for her work on Melrose Place & One Tree Hill. She also appeared in the feminist documentary Miss Representation, which tells the story of female struggle in a male-dominated society.

Robin Wright is an actress and director who is currently starring in the Netflix series House of Cards. Wright has been vocal about the pay gap in America and recently spoke about the pay inequality within House of Cards between herself and co-star Kevin Spacey.

Joss Whedon is a screenwriter, film & television director, comic book author and composer. He is most well known as the creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which has built a legacy as an important feminist cultural phenomenon.

Sam Waterson is an actor, producer and director who is recognizable as the face of the original Law & Order series. He appeared alongside ERA coalition  members Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the feminist-centric Netflix series Grace & Frankie, about two men who leave their wives for each other and the subsequent friendship the women forge with each other.

Marlo Thomas is an actress and social activist who is known for her role on sitcom That Girl during the late 1960’s and her project Free to Be… You and Me, a feminist children’s franchise which included an illustrated book, an ABC special and an album which featured stars such as Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

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ERA Coalition Members

ERA Coalition Members
Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti is an Academy Award winning actress and activist. She is an advisory council member on the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality.

Catherine A MacKinnon

Catharine A McKinnon is a feminist, social activist, lawyer and teacher. She is famously known for establishing the legal claim that sexual harassment is sex discrimination AND having the Supreme Court side with her in 1986. From 2008-2012 she served as the special gender adviser at The Hague’s International Criminal Court, the first position of its kind.

Representative Carolyn Maloney

Rep. Carolyn Maloney is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district. Her work on amending a foreign aid bill helped secure $60 million in funding for Afghan women and girls. She is also the chief House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack is an actress known for her work on The West Wing. She uses her various platforms to speak up about various social issues that are currently gripping the nation, such as the HB1523 bill and police brutality.

Senator Robert MenendezRobert Menendez is a U.S Senator from New Jersey. He has been outspoken about the pay-gap in America  and was endorsed as ‘preferred by The Feminist Majority for being pro-woman’s rights.

Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan is a poet, activist and political theorist. She has been an important figure in the feminist movement since the early 1960s. She participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and was a founding member of the New York Radical Women and W.I.T.C.H.  in 2005, she co-founded the Women’s Media Centre with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda

ERA Coalition Members

ERA Coalition Members
Agnes Gund

Agnes Gund is an art dealer and philanthropist. She is also the chairperson of MoMa PS1. Gund is renowned for her humility and generosity. When asked by Vanity Fair what inspired her to get into philanthropy she responded with “Guilt, Because I had money. I felt I had to do something with it that wasn’t just for living well.”

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is a comedian and actress. She is outspoken on many feminist issues, such as the pay gap, abortion and censorship. She was the recipient of the 2009 Ally For Equality award from the Human Rights Commission for her dedication to bettering the lives of LGBTQ+ people.

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan is an actress known for her role on How I Met Your Mother and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She supports the ERA Coalition as well as Equality Now.

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for her advocacy work for women and immigrants. She is a champion of intersectional feminism and ethnic diversity.

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a Tony Award winning playwright and actress. She was commissioned by Equality Now to write and perform a project Women Can’t Wait! to highlight discriminatory laws against women.

#MarchForERA Supporter: Edy Blu

Edy Blu was born and raised in Virginia on a farm in Shenandoah Valley. She sings reggae, jazz, rock and folk. She recorded her debut EP, Heart Opener, in Fall 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Watch footage of her performance at 2640 Space in Baltimore HERE

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Edy Blu (Erica Deskins) at Fat Tuesday's (backed by Stomp Status)

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#MarchForERA Inspiration: Diane Arbus

#MarchForERA Inspiration: Diane Arbus

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Diane Arbus (1923-1971)was one of the most famous and active photographers of her time, with work spanning from the 1950s up until her death in 1971. Arbus shot in black and white film, and took pictures of people who were considered social outcasts, such as transgender people, circus performers, and nudists.

Arbus is widely know for her influence on Sally Mann’s photography, among other artists, and her younger daughter, Amy is an accomplished photographer like her mother.  A year after her death, she was the first artist to be featured in the Venice Biennale.

While critics often tried to focus on her suicide, her images projected a sense of surrealism like no other that still hold true today. A 2004 Smithsonian Magazine describes her work as the following:

“Today Arbus, who once said her pictures sought to capture “the space between who someone is and who they think they are,” has become one of America’s best-known photographers and one of its most controversial. But her achievements as an artist have been somewhat overshadowed by her suicide and by the disturbing strangeness that wells up out of her pictures. Famous as a “photographer of freaks,” she has been regarded as something of a freak herself.”

20 of Arbus’ photographs are permanently on display today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To me, she remains one of the great and adventurous heroines of photography, lightyears beyond her time. A feminist in action.

See the article here written by Holland Cotter about the newly unearthed collection of images never seen before!

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#MarchForERA Supporter: Valencia Mohammed

#MarchForERA Supporter: Valencia Mohammed

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Valencia Mohammed is a community activist, chief strategist for the Leo Alexander for Mayor Campaign, and a writer for the Afro American Magazine. She has been writing for the magazine since 2010, covering a spectrum of stories from gentrification to the issue of marijuana. Valencia IS speaking at http://www.busboysandpoets.com on 07/22/16 with us during the http://www.marchforera.com . WE are looking forward to the dialog.

Have a look at Valencia here! 
http://www.afro.com/author/valencia-mohammed/

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