Transgender Awareness Week! @ Seattle U

March 31, 2010

Come to as much as you can! Next week April 5-9th. Organized by Trans&Allies at Seattle U. Also check out their film and book list: Trans & Allies Club Book List 09/10

OMA Lounge
Community Conversations with the Outlaws

The OutLaws join us for a discussion on the intersectionality of Trans and Disability Law and Communities.

Pig 309
Trans Safe Space Training

Join us for a presentation and workshop on creating safe space and doing advocacy

STCN Hearth (Meet)
Ingersoll Field Trip

Outing to Ingersoll Gender Center a few blocks off campus

OMA Lounge
Courageous Conversations

Discussing adding letters like “T” and “I” to an advocacy group’s list of focuses.  Tokenization vs. real inclusion and commitment to people identified by these letters.

OMA Lounge
Relationship Workshop

Join Trans and Allies and CAPS to explore the relationships with trans people, and fetishization

Campus Ministry
Transgender Prayer Vigil
Fireside Lounge
Transgender Bible Study

Trans people and issues found in the Bible

Questions?  Comments?  Contact or


Pull out your calendars…

March 31, 2010

We’ve got two Save the Dates for you! 🙂

*Seattle Young People's Project Auction* Save the Date for our Annual Auction!
*Saturday,  May 8th 2010
Asian Resource Center

*We're looking for Table Captains, Dessert Donor, Volunteers!
Email Jeremy ( or Sahar (
to sign up! Or call us at (206) 860-9606


*CARA's Annual Wine & Roses Fundraiser*
*Sat. May 29, 2010
7-9pm (doors open at 6pm)
NW African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA  98144

$45 per person
Honored Guest: Dr. Maxine Mimm* Join us as we commemorate another
year of grassroots anti-violence activism! We will honor our
legacy as a black women led organization with a community award
to Dr. Maxine Mimms. Dr. Mimms' pioneering work led to the founding
of the Tacoma Campus of Evergreen State College. She is known to
many black women for her passion and perseverance. CARA is very
pleased to have this legendary community beacon as our honored
guest of the evening. We will also celebrate the organizations
that have significantly supported CARA over the last year.

RSVP early! Send your checks to CARA, c/o Wine & Roses
801-23rd Ave S, Suite G-1, Seattle, WA 98144.

INCITE! Launches Blog

March 31, 2010

Exciting news… check it out!

INCITE! is launching a community blog, which can be found here:

The blog features items that promote a progressive or radical agenda for women of color, queer/trans people of color, and gender non-conforming people of color.

We invite you to submit announcements to post on the INCITE! blog!  Announcements might include events, statements, videos, images, news articles, press releases, art, job announcements, or calls for submissions for zines, conferences, etc. Please e-mail your announcement to

Goals for the INCITE! blog can be found here:

Every 2-3 weeks, blog editors will list blog items and e-mail links to blog posts, which brings back the INCITE! e-newsletter.

You can subscribe to INCITE!’s e-newsletter here:

Also, please friend INCITE! on facebook: as another way to keep up with INCITE! news!

[Northwest Network] Spring 2010 People of Color Relationship Skills Class

March 27, 2010

Spring 2010 People of Color Relationship Skills Class

Please join us for the Spring Relationship Skills Class. This is a 6 week course exploring the skills we need to build the relationships we want.  The Spring 2010 Relationship Skills Class is being facilitated, organized and attended by People of Color!

**Wednesday, May 5th – June 9th, 2010**
**Registration requested by April 28th, 2010**

*Interpreters are available, if you would need an interpreter we would be happy to provide one, please register by Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
*Building is accessible
*Childcare available upon request!!

Topics include:
Identifying cultural norms & personal values
Naming & setting boundaries
Strengthening support networks
and more!

This class is open to those who identify as…  multi-racial, biracial, African-American, bicultural, a person of color, Asian, mixed, a child of mixed race parents, Black, 1/16th, 1st generation, adopted, non-white, Chicana/o, hapa, Two Spirit, Native, half-white, mestiza/o, 2nd generation, Pacific Islander, transnationally adopted, 1/3rd, 1/4th, 3rd generation, Latina/o, POC in relationship with a white person, don’t know your POC family or parents…

And also identify with/as…  Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones, trans people & their friends & loved ones, other LGBTQ people and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history

Suggested donation: $90.00
No one will be turned away for lack of funds; scholarships & trades available.

For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact deann at: 206.568.7777 or

*Our Fall 2010 Relationship Skills Class starts Tuesdays, October 5th – November 9th, 2010; this class will be open to People of Color and white folks
* if you would like a flyer please contact us, we would be happy to mail or email them to you!

You may subscribe to the list by sending email to

Creative Resistance Registration

March 22, 2010

Please click below to register for the 2010 Creative
Resistance Conference…

Registration Form

We are excited to see you soon!
Creative Resistance
Planning Collective

Accepting Workshop Proposals

March 22, 2010

We need proposals for workshops for the upcoming Creative Resistance Conference (it’s four weeks away). Click the link below to open the proposal form. Please email completed forms or any questions to

Creative Resistance Workshop Proposal Form

Proposals are due by March 30th!

Thank you! Possible workshop themes brainstormed by planning collective (please feel free to use any or non of these ideas!):

Accountability processes
Anti-oppression 101 / Collective Liberation
Buildings & phallic symbols
Commodification of violence/body – Capitalism
Creativity & Resistance (i.e. Writing & Resistance, Resistance through art)
Domestic sex trafficking &/or intn’l trafficking
Ethics of love
Femicide (i.e. Women of Juarez)
Grassroots fundraising
Historical romance novels- race/sexual violence & perpetuation of oppression
Interpersonal violence as linked to State violence
Legacy of language used around colonization
Marital rape/domestic violence
Mixed race & colonialism
Occupation of Afghanistan/Iraq/present situation
/ heteropatriarchy
Police, gentrification, brutality
Popular culture & sexualized violence
Pornography & sexualized violence

Queering our political practice
Reproductive freedom
Self-defense workshop
Sex positivity & healing after sexual assault
Sex workers
Sexual assault in the military
Sexual harassment in workplaces & the work of unions
Sexualized violence as a weapon for colonialism (past & present)
Skill-based workshops
Sterilization of poor/disabled women/women of color
Systems of violence (Non-Profit Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, etc)
Transformative Justice: building social movements
Transphobia, Genderism
Youth organizing

Save the date & how to support

March 9, 2010

Dear Community Member,

As you may be aware, Break the Silence student collective put on a conference last year (Break the Silence: Shattering the Culture of Violence). This year we are in the process of planning our second annual Break the Silence conference:

Creative Resistance: Confronting Legacies of Violence & Building Consent
Sat April 24th – Sun April 25th 2010 at Seattle University

Break the Silence is a student-led conference for members of the Puget Sound Region to explore and confront legacies of violence. The conference will examine the ways in which systems of violence interrelate in order to maintain one another. Through art, self-healing, and self-determination, this conference aims to develop creative strategies and build collective consent for addressing the pervasiveness of violence in our communities.

Through facilitated workshops, dialogue, and artistic self-expression, participants will:

  1. Increase their awareness and knowledge of histories of violence and the impact today on our communities
  2. Explore the role of consent in all facets and levels of relationships
  3. Build concrete strategies for addressing an array of issues related to a culture which normalizes violence and undermines consent.
  4. Develop mobilization and movement strategies to further sustain creative resistance in our communities.

We need your support! Please let us know if you can support Break the Silence in any of the followings ways, and we will include your name (and/or your organization’s name) on the program for the conference and you will be mentioned during the event itself

• Join the organizing committee by sending a representative from your organization. We meet Friday evenings, 5-6:30PM, Piggott 108, Seattle University campus. If you need help finding the room please call 206.931.8537!
• Make a donation!
• Volunteer on the day of the conference (i.e. set up, clean up, ushering, picking up food, registration, etc).
• Help with conference outreach: office posting, email list serves, include in mailings and calendar of events, tell your networks, etc. (see “Save the Date” attachment).
• Do you know local artists whose work relates to sexualized violence? We want to make art a prominent part of the conference and we are open to all forms, mediums, or styles! • Submit a proposal to facilitate a workshop.
• Encourage you/ your group to attend the conference.

Break the Silence Planning Committee