Honoring Women Through the Arts
In 2018, County of Santa Clara Supervisors began a conversation around the representation of women in public spaces. Santa Clara County’s women have many stories to tell in all fields both humble and celebrated. And now more than ever, we are seeing the times and attitudes around recognition through monuments change radically.
As Virginia Woolf said, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman”. Today we are telling women’s stories to remember their impact on the world. Stories for, by, and about women across all intersectional identities including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women of color, LGBTQ+ women, transgender and nonbinary identities, women who express and feel freely and fluidly, and women across all diverse languages, abilities, status, and immigration backgrounds.
We invite community members, youth, artists, organizations, and businesses to join the conversation as we ask these questions:
● Who should we recognize in public spaces?
● What is public space?
● How should we recognize women in our public spaces?
● Where should we recognize them?