Swati Khurana started her yearlong residency at the Center for Book Arts in January. In her Letterpress class, she printed a series of posters with hand-set woodtype for a protest held by SAWCC.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the women of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) organized a protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate on Indian Republic Day, as a “response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world.” Eighty people arrived in the below freezing temperatures, greeted by the sounds of the dhol (Punjabi drum), signs and chanting of “Freedom, Safety, Now!”
Please take a look at the following article written by Swati Khurana for The Harlem Times: http://theharlemtimes.com/politics/artists-collective-responds-to-gender-based-violence
images courtesy of Jaishri Abichandani