P.O.P Pieces of the Puzzle: Performing Arts Show

April 27, 2010

P.O.P Pieces of the Puzzle: Performing Arts Show
Friday, April 30th @ 7PM
The Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center (400 23rd Ave.)

Presented by Garfield High School and benefiting Seattle Young People’s Project

A night bringing the Central District community together to raise awareness and celebrate youth empowerment through visual and performing arts.

TICKETS — pre-sale: $4 students, $6 adults; door: $6 students, $8 adults. All proceeds go to Seattle Young People’s Project!

For more tickets and more information contact: Atousa Zolfaghari at atousa07@yahoo.com or Molly McManus at molly10@universitywashington.edu


Download our new zines

April 23, 2010

Break the Silence is proud to announce that our new zine on creating your very own community-specific, participatory, radical consent workshops has been uploaded to download for free!  Please see the link under our resources section.

Update: Creative Resistance Conference is only on April 24th

April 9, 2010

We invite you to attend Break the Silence’s 2nd annual conference:

Creative Resistance: Confronting Legacies of Violence & Building Consent
Saturday APril 24th 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The Casey Building (Seattle University)
(more info)

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

Creative Resistance Conference in 2.5 Weeks!

April 8, 2010

Spread the Word!

Tell your friends:  Please send an email announcement about the Creative Resistance Conference to your members/friends/family now, and again a few days before the event, by forwarding this newsletter, or a shorter announcement.  We have a template email blast available online.

Flyers:  Please post flyers about the Creative Resistance Conference at your house, workplace, cafe’s, friendly organizations, schools & on telephone poles!  A downloadable  PDF of the flyer is available online. You can also get posters and flyers from BTS: call 206.931.8537

Social Media:  Help spread the word via your social networks on Facebook — become a fan and join the Creative Resistance group.

Help Make Another World Possible!

Volunteers Needed! Email nwbreakthesilence@gmail.com
Especially for Child-care, Interpretation (English/Spanish), and Day-of!

Teach-In on “Intended Consequences”

April 7, 2010

So an event has been brewing on Seattle University’s campus for the past several months. Check out the following teach-in meant to confront and challenge the many oppressive aspects of this “exhibit.”

Faculty Teach-In

April 7, 2010, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lee Center for the Arts

‘Reading Rwandan Women’: Some Critical Questions for Us to Consider
Nalini Lyer (English)

Gender and Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Rwanda
Saheed Adejumobi (Global African Studies)

Humanitarian Interventions: Not That Humanitarian
Connie Anthony (Political Science)

To Saartjie Baartman with Love: 200 Years of Exhibiting [I.E. Capturing| the Black Female Body
Gary Perry (Sociology)

‘The License To Invent’: Genocide, Atrocity, and Government Attitudes
Hamida Bosmajian (English)

Social Documentary Practices: A Question of Context, Voice and Response
Claire Garoutte (Fine Arts)

Rwandan in Seattle: Rolling with the (PTSD, Prison, Immigrant-Hatred) Punches
Victoria Kill (English)

Surviving Genocide Through the Healing Tents
Jeanette Rodriguez (Theology And Religious Studies)

Colonialism and Postcolonial Conflicts: Roots of the Rwandan Tragedy
Tayyab Mahmud (School of Law)

One Thousand Hills of Grace: Seeing Rwanda Through a Lens of Solidarity
James Hembree (University Advancement)

American Genocide: The Continuing War Against Native Americans
Ted Fortier (Anthropology)

Special Presentation

May 6, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Aaina 2010: South Asian Women’s Focus

April 7, 2010

Aaina 2010: South Asian Women’s Focus
Co-presented by Tasveer and Chaya

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. The variety of media includes film, performances, visual art, workshops and speakers aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. We are excited to bring you another great festival this year! In addition to the programs below, Chaya will be releasing its first ever zine publication – a compilation of personal narratives, perspectives, and art to raise awareness about issues of violence and oppression in the South Asian community.


Friday April 09, 2010
6PM: Gupshup with South Asian Women Artists, Aaina Organizers (FREE). Light Refreshments provided.
8pm: Yoni ki Baat

Saturday April 10, 2010
2PM Community Speaks (FREE)
5PM Tasveer Picks, Best shorts films made by and about South Asian women
8PM Yoni ki Baat 1
10PM Aaina After Party -Chutney style

Sunday April 11, 2010
1pm Workshop and Discussion: South Asian Women in the Media (FREE)
3pm Lakshmi & Me 5pm Yoni Ki baat

Yoni Ki Baat: $10 students, $12 general, $15 door
–  Purchase tickets for Yoni Ki Baat at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104025
Films: $8
Dance party: $5
And a FREE program daily!


Ethnic Cultural Theater & Center
3940 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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April 7, 2010

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