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Pink Bloque: A Photoessay (6)

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The Pink Bloque is a Chicago-based radical feminist dance troupe dedicated to challenging the white supremacist capitalist patriarchal empire, one street dance party at a time.
Rachel Caidor, Dara Greenwald, and the Pink Bloque

Issue #65, January 2004


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DV Action October 1, 2003, State of Illinois Building, downtown Chicago

Pink Bloque - DV Action October 1, 2003, State of Illinois Building, downtown Chicago

We wanted to include this picture because we wanted to show that while the Pink Bloque comes out against issues like neo-liberalism and war, we also want to take to the streets to demonstrate against issues that are closer to home — issues that affect us every day as women and as humans. We were part of the kick-off of Domestic Violence Awareness month. This was a sanctioned action, which is not usually our style; but we realize that part of being effective activists is knowing when to break your own rules. We had some great talks about violence against women, street action, and feminism with total strangers. Our action was summed up by a suburban high school student who approached us, eager to learn, who asked "Hey, do you guys like to party?" Why, yes we do!


Copyright © 2004 by Rachel Caidor, Dara Greenwald, and the Pink Bloque. All rights reserved.

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The Pink Bloque is based in Chicago. For more information about us and to see the rest of our actions online, visit: http://www.pinkbloque.org