• September 15, 2017
  • 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Herbst Theatre
    401 Van Ness Avenue,
    San Francisco, CA 94102
Add to Calendar 09/15/2017 7:30 pm 09/15/2017 9:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Pussy Riot Join us for a conversation with Nadya Tolokno, the founder of Pussy Riot Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Feminist, political prisoner, mother, activist, artist, radical. Nadya Tolokno is all of these, but she is best known as the founder of Pussy Riot, an all-female protest group intent on drawing attention to human rights violations in Vladimir Putin's Russia and throughout the world.

In August 2012, Nadya was arrested following Pussy Riot's anti-Putin performance known as "Punk Prayer" in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This protest, along with Nadya's subsequent two years of imprisonment in a labor camp in Siberia, attracted vast international attention, outcry, and support.

Since her release, she has remained a vocal advocate for worldwide social justice, speaking against corruption and injustice through a wide variety of platforms from social media to congressional addresses. Most recently, she produced and starred in three new Pussy Riot music videos that portray the future of the USA under President Trump.

Moving forward after the 2016 election remains a daunting task for many Americans. We find ourselves seeking role models for inspiration to help refuel our resistance efforts, and Nadya Tolokno is certainly one of them. Join us for an evening of conversation and advice on how to triumph in the new political and social landscape.

Meet Nadya Tolokno! For just $30, add a Pre-Show Reception ticket to your order. Meet the artist from 6:00-7:00pm in the intimate CIIS gallery, located at 1453 Mission Street. Attendance very limited.

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Nadya Tolokno is a conceptual artist and political activist from Russia. She is the founding member of the collective Pussy Riot, which aims to focus attention on human rights violations at home and abroad. In August 2012, she was sentenced to two years' imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance by Pussy Riot in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This protest attracted international media attention and support from the likes of Madonna, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Sir Paul McCartney, and Aung San Suu Kyi. In December 2013, she and Maria Alyokhina launched Mediazona, an independent news service and media outlet. In 2014 a book containing the letters between Nadya and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek written during her imprisonment, Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj was published.

She has spoken before the US Congress, British Parliament, European Parliament and has appeared on stage with world leaders including Bill Clinton. Nadya is a Lennon Ono Grant for Peace recipient, has appeared as herself on the third season of House of Cards and performed the Pussy Riot song "Refugees In" as part of Banksy's Dismaland exhibition.

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