NewWalls Newark: Stop Telling Women To Smile

Tomorrow evening, Monday August 4th will be the first opportunity to meet with one of the NewWalls Newark participating artists and be included in her work for "City as Archive." Tatyana Fazlalizade, artist and creator of STWTS (Stop Telling Women to Smile) has invited the community to participate in a group discussion during which she will conduct a series of portraits of local women to use in her upcoming mural and poster campaign throughout Newark. STWTS is a street art project she started in 2012 that "attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces." Held at APT. 16, an experimental art space located at 61 NJ Railroad #16 in Newark from 6-8pm and free and open to the public, this is a great way for women and men alike to come out and express their stories of life in Newark. For more information on the group discussion head on over to the event here.

Photo courtesy of the artist.