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February 1, 2016 Comments Off on Pussy Riot Heads To Seattle’s Neptune Next Week To Discuss “Feminist Punk and the Police State” Views: 1655 Film, Music, News, Protests & Rallies, Queer News, Seattle Lesbian Scene, Stage, World News

Pussy Riot Heads To Seattle’s Neptune Next Week To Discuss “Feminist Punk and the Police State”

2 members of the fashion forward, Russian feminist punk protest band, Pussy Riot will be at Seattle's Neptune Theater on Monday, February 8.

2 members of the fashion forward, Russian feminist punk protest band, Pussy Riot will be at Seattle’s Neptune Theater on Monday, February 8.

Oh, my…if you’re in the mood to be entertained by ignorant comments, then head over to the Facebook invite for the upcoming Pussy Riot event at Seattle Theatre Group’s Neptune Theater on Monday, February 8th. “Feminist Punk and the Police State” is being billed as “A Conversation and Film Screening with Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago”. The controversial feminist punk band/protest group elicits a lot of strong opinions and there are quite a few dumbass comments on the FB invite including a lot of whining that “this event is too expensive…it should be FREE for the People to attend!”

The comments are either a hoot, if you enjoy stupid people saying stupid things, or aggravating if the same annoys you. Reader beware…

Tickets are still available for the event (it’s not THAT expensive…$32.50 plus fees for the all ages event) over HERE.

Here’s more info on Pussy Riot and this event:

STG presents Pussy Riot: Feminist Punk and the Police State: A Conversation and Film Screening with Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Monday, February 8, 2016.

PUSSY RIOT is a Russian feminist punk protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, they have risen to global visibility over the last several years by staging unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations. These performances are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet, as well as reported on widely by international media. Their lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they regard as a dictator, and links between Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2012, in a controversial ruling, three of the group members were jailed for hooliganism.

Upon their release from prison in 2013 as part of a number of pardons issued by the Russian government just before the Sochi Winter Olympics, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina founded Zona Prava (Zone of Rights), an international NGO whose goal is to aid those who may be deprived of liberty in camps and prisons, but are not willing to be stripped of their dignity.

Following a screening of the documentary film “Pussy vs. Putin,” Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago will engage in a moderated discussion with local Russian scholar Mariana Markova.

Mariana Markova is an independent researcher and translator. She has a PhD in Anthropology focusing on the post-communist transition narrated through life stories of ordinary Russians. Her current research is on the creative forms of resistance to turning the Orthodox religion into a political ideology. Before coming to the US, she worked for the United Nations and Doctors Without Borders. Mariana Markova now lives and works in Seattle.

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