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Kathleen Hanna & Brontez Purnell

May 21 @ 7:30 PM PDT

Kathleen Hanna & Brontez Purnell

Join us for a powerful night of activist art and punk history as Kathleen Hanna, pioneer of the riot grrrl movement and lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, and Brontez Purnell, Oakland-based punk musician and writer, discuss their new memoirs and constantly shifting artistic careers.

Kathleen Hanna’s long and diverse career can only be described as punk. An activist and artist, she embarked on her journey to music stardom after meeting experimental writer Kathy Acker. Hanna’s influence on music can’t be overstated, both as a founding member of bands like Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and Julie Ruin, as one of the creators of riot grrrl, a movement that focuses on intersectional feminism and radical political change. A career born in underground scenes and punk subcultures is now widely recognized by the mainstream; NYU has a collection of riot grrrl art pieces, and Hanna’s activism has helped people internationally through groups such as Planned Parenthood and the Peace Sisters in Togo. Her new memoir is Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.



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