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The Womxn Who Rock

a collage of 4 faces of different women

Making Scenes, Building Communities project nurtures collaborations between UW faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, community members, and scholars of gender, race & sexuality in music and social justice movements. Since 2010, Womxn Who Rock’s has collaboratively organized intentional spaces of belonging through participatory archive, music, and media practices. Guided by Professors Michelle Habell-Pallan, Sonnet H. Retman and Angelica Macklin they will walk the Claremont Community through the origins, value systems and multipronged innovative efforts of WWR. In addition, they will facilitate a participatory media storytelling workshop that nurtures collective community building.

Michelle Habell-Pallán, Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at, University of Washington, is Director of the Certificate for Public Critical Race Scholarship and co-directs the Womxn Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive. She co-curated/authored the bilingual exhibit & bilingual book American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular

Sonnet Retman is an Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies where she teaches courses in African American literature, cinema, popular music studies and new media. Her work on race, gender, genre, and performance has appeared in a range of academic journals. Learn more about her current projects: The Sound Collaboratory: Building Relational Infrastructure for Radical Sound Practice, and Daphne Brooks & The Sound Collaboration Symposium

Angelica Macklin, PhD Candidate, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at, University of Washington, is lead media producer for Womxn Who Rock and leads a creative team that produces multimedia training resources for the fields of early childhood education and expanded learning opportunities at the state and federal level. Her innovative professional development resources align access, equity, and quality, in early learning quality recognition systems, workforce technical training systems, and in higher education early learning programs through our EarlyEdU Alliance.


October 11, 2023


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



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