Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Calling All Artists and Creative Types

Please consider using your talents toward a good and worthy cause: The defunding of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Western Washington is consistently ranked among the top 5 most profitable Planned Parenthoods in the nation. Therefore, artists in our state have a special calling to paticipate in this contest. Thanks to the blog The Truth About Margaret Sanger for sponsoring this competition.

It is time again for the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest. This year's contest will highlight the 80th Anniversary of Margaret Sanger's speech to the the women's branch of the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan. In her own 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company) Sanger indicates at pages 366-367 that the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan at her 1926 speech, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups."

Participants in this year's contest are encouraged to commemorate Sanger at the Klan rally in unique artistic ways. Drawings, cartoons, historical novels, haiku, dance, plays, videos, paintings, quilts, rap, actual photos of Silver Lake, modern interpretations of Sanger speaking to the Klan, reenactments of the actual speech on YouTube, audio recordings of actual Sanger quotes she may have reused when speaking to the Klan - - there is no limit to the artistic ways this historic event can be commemorated.

If you make a submission and live in the state of Washington please send it to me and I will post it on AIW blog.


Christina Dunigan said...

A Sangerite over at Dawn Patrol is scoffing that this is just bringing up an irrelevant personalty quirk of Sanger's. Yeah, and Microsoft was just an irrelevant personality quirk of Bill Gates.

Anonymous said...

Oh Darlings, COME ON. The KKk is solidly on the right! Always has been.

Christina Dunigan said...

anon, the KKK is a law unto themselves. I don't think they care right or left as long as you're doing something to keep minorities in their place. Like weeding out their kids in-utero.

Mary E. said...

Just another reason the terms "left" and "right" mean absolutely nothing.
PP would love to sweep all of Sanger's "quirks" under the rug. Thanks to the internet it's becoming harder and harder to do that.