WILLIAMSTOWN -- A panel discussion at Williams College will explore the Russian Feminist Punk-Rock Collective Pussy Riot on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The panel members are Eliot Borenstein of New York University, Ksenia Gorbenko of Penn State, Mark Lipovetsky of the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Jennifer Suchland of the Ohio State University. The panel will take place at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public.
Pussy Riot was founded in August 2011 and has a variable membership of about 11 women. The group stages unauthorized, provocative guerilla performances, which take place in unusual public locations. In February 2012, five group members staged a performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The protest resulted in the arrest and later conviction of three of the group members on charges of hooliganism. For info: williams.edu.