No cover. 2 drink minimum.
The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two(ish) months, the show hosts three(ish) passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
Free admission; please plan to buy a couple drinks to ensure the future of DLS NYC at KGB.
SOPHIE SCHOLL (1922–1943): Executed February 22, 1943. Her crime? Treason against the Third Reich. Although originally a member of the Hitler Youth group, Scholl discovered the truth of the atrocities that the Nazis committed against the Jews and other marginalized groups and helped found the resistance group the White Rose with her brother and a few of their peers. It is said that some of her last words were: “...Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?”
JANE JACOBS (1916–2006) was possibly the most important urban thinker of the 20th century. Her ideas about urban planning, her advocacy for foot people, and her vivid analysis of the symphony of the sidewalks—fought out in articles, books, and activism—shifted the course of urban planning in her home towns of New York, Toronto, and beyond.
WANGARI MAATHAI (1940–2011) was a Kenyan environmentalist and activist for women’s rights and democracy, and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, which has planted over 50 million trees in Kenya and inspired similar movements in other African countries.
About your presenters:
EMILY KNAPP is an art historian and independent curator based in NYC.
NICOLAS KEMPER works for an architectural engineering consultancy in Queens and writes, primarily about architecture.
ELIZA ROCKEFELLER is an editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.