Call to Artists!!! Submissions Due June 17th


The Night of Creative Empowerment is an event created to promote, support, and recognize the talent of women of all ages and background in the arts community of San Jose. The event provides the public with the opportunity to see art, listen to music and poetry by women, while empowering them to be leaders and provoking responses from the audience on the topics presented.

This year’s theme is Rise Up, Grrrrl: exploring movements from around the world and 4th wave feminism. Who are our modern day Heroines? How are we as a society redefining femininity? This show is for expressions of hope and courage.

We are accepting submissions from multiple disciplines and mediums including, but not limited to, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces as well as multimedia installations and interactive stations.

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Save the Date: Night of Creative Empowerment III

Women Rising is excited to announce Night of Creative Empowerment III…like our page on Facebook for updated news on NOCE III!!!

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 28th @ 6:00 pm at the Backwater Arts Gallery

We are proud to combine forces again with this unique venue. Call to artists and flyers will be coming soon, so be sure to mark your calendar! We will be looking forward to featuring women artists, writers, musicians and creators from all over our community and beyond. Be sure to grab a friend and join us for the celebration!

Film Screening: Half the Sky

HalfTheSkyDVD-FJoin KQED and San Jose State University

Wed, April 10, 2013

San Jose State Engineering Building, Room 189.


The book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide sprang onto the world stage in 2009, and focused the attention of the first world on a problem rarely covered by major news networks. Written by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, it takes a hard and unflinching look at the shocking issues that face women in developing countries. Looking beyond the horrors, both Kristof and WuDunn take the opportunity to feature the efforts of everyday women and girls who are working to combat the violence and oppression all too present in their own communities.

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Gearing Up!

Women Rising is getting ready to launch two new exciting events in the coming months, our annual Night of Creative Empowerment, and an additional art event teaming up with local artists. Both events will assist in fundraising for our mural projects in the Downtown San Jose area, keep an eye out for date and venue announcements and the “Call to Artists”. We will be looking for artists of every medium as well as poets, musicians, performers, and craftspeople who would like to showcase their talents. With multiple events on the horizon, there will be opportunities to showcase individuals from every background and discipline. We are excited to see familiar faces and to make new friends as we grow our community!

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Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Whew, we had an amazing 2nd Anniversary celebration last month. Thank you to all who came out. Friends and supporters of Women Rising brought over lots of yummy food and good times as we boogied the night away with music provided by Mathew Gonzales aka Philthy Dronez. If you live in San Jose or SF Bay Area, check out his music on Soundcloud and book him for your next fiesta!

For the rest of the year, we will be working on the community mural with Serina. We are currently looking for some concrete canvasses in the San Jose area, know of a business or community center that can benefit from a mural? Drop us a comment or send us and e-mail!

And as a reminder, Women Rising meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8pm in downtown San Jose. Please send us an e-mail at for directions!


Artist Call/Event: Journey Through Fire Together (October)

Journey Through Fire Call to Artists from Siren Song Creations on Vimeo.

A call to artists, survivors and allies for the event Journey Through Fire Together, an arts event to be held in San Jose, CA, in which people will have the chance to stand in support of survivors of sexual abuse. This is a celebration that will serve as the climax to our film Journey Through Fire.

You can watch the trailer here if you haven’t seen it yet: and stay up to date on the FB page: