MAY is national Masturbation Month!!


Free | In Community Hall at The Wing Luke Museum (719 South King Street, International District) Saturday, May 14 @ 7pm

AOKI (2010, 94 min.) is a documentary film chronicling the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Aoki’s life, this documentary features extensive footage with Aoki and exclusive interviews with comrades, friends, and former students. Question and answer with the filmmakers Ben Wang and Mike Cheng will follow. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington conference on Race, Radicalism, and the Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond.

Break the Silence proudly presents our third annual conference: “Reclaiming Spaces: Bodies, Ownership, and Policing.”

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 11-3pm @ Pigott Auditorium (Pigott 106), Seattle University

This years format is a little different than years past, but it seemed appropriate as most of BTS’s members will be graduating this year.  This is a student-led research conference. We especially encourage community members to attend. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Aldo Reséndiz at Thank you! Space is wheelchair accessible. Please help us keep this event scent free.

NW Networks Spring 2011 Relationship Skills Class

Registration requested by Wednesday, May 4th

*Interpreters are available. If you would need an interpreter we would be happyto provide one, please register by Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
*Building is accessible

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

This class is open to…
Bisexual people & their friends & loved ones
Trans people & their friends & loved ones
LGBTQ people and is open to all
Regardless of relationship status or history!



APRIL is National SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS Month, info or 206-568-7777; TTY message: 206- 517-9670

Speaker: Contemporary Issues in Nicaragua: A Conversation with Social Entrepreneur and Activist Noelia Corrales
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4-5:30pm @ Bannan Auditorium (Bannan 102), Seattle University

Noelia Corrales is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Matagalpa Tours, an organization that promotes socio-cultural tourism, environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment in the rural mountains of northern Nicaragua.  She is committed to providing work and leadership opportunities to people in her community in order to fight the pressure of migration.  She also speaks to a variety of audiences about the importance of fair trade, human rights, social justice, environmental education, and economic sustainability.

This event is co-sponsored by Latin American Studies; International Studies; Global Awareness; Faith and the Great Ideas; and the Core Track in Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice (DCSJ) at Seattle University, in cooperation with Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle.
It is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Heath Spencer (

Speaker Event: Gerardo Torres on Honduras Since the Coup: Human Rights and Community Resistance
Tuesday, April 19th, 6:30pm @ Wallingford United Methodist Church (2115 N 42nd St., Seattle)

HONDURAS SINCE THE COUP: Human Rights and Community Resistance, an event with national leader Gerardo Torres. He is the international relations representative for the National Front for Polpular Resistance of Honduras, a coalition of people who use non- violent strategy to oppose the coup. Gerardo has been active in organizing against the coup since it began, and will give us an eyewiness account of both the repression in Honduras and the hope for a better future. 6:30 reception, 7 pm speaking event. Suggested donation $5-10. Sponsored by the Seattle-Honduras Solidarity Committee, Seattle CISPES, SOA Watch, Witness for Peace, Community Alliance for Global Justice, and U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities. info or Sarah 785-727-2252

Speaker: Addicted to Failure: US Drug War Policy in the Americas
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011, 6-7:30pm @ Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University

A Witness for Peace presentation by internationally acclaimed human rights advocate and drug war policy analyst, Sanho Tree. Sanho is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its Drug Policy Project. A former military and diplomatic historian, his current work focuses on policies concerning international drug control, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism.  In recent years the project has focused on the attendant “collateral damage” caused by the US exporting its failed drug war to Colombia, Mexico Bolivia and Afghanistan.  Establishing humane and sustainable alternatives to the drug war fits into the IPS mandate as one of the major contemporary social justice issues at home and abroad.  He has been featured in more than a dozen documentaries and frequently lectures at universities and conferences around the world.  He previously collaborated with Dr. Gar Alperovitz on The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth (Knopf, 1995).  He was also associate editor ofCovert Action Quarterly, an award-winning magazine of investigative journalism, and worked at the International Human Rights Law Group in the late 1980s.  Currently, he serves on the boards of Witness for Peace and the Andean Information Network.

This event is co-sponsored by Witness for Peace Northwest (WFPNW), International Studies Department, Latin American Studies, and the Core Track in Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice (DCSJ) at Seattle University. For more information, please contact Robert Andolina (

Film Festival: Native Lens Films for Earth Day
Saturday, April 23rd @ Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle)

Northwest Film Forum presents NATIVE LENS FILMS FOR EARTH DAY. Longhouse Media’s Native Lens program has been teaching Native American youth how to tell their stories through digital media for the past 7 years. By using a camera the students have an avenue for self- expression, cultural preservation and social change. This selection of shorts will highlight the regional impact of climate change and ocean acidification on the Suquamish Tribe and how their community and youth want to bring awareness to these issues. The students produced a short film that was presented before the US Congress in DC as part of the Coastal America Climate Change Summit this year. In addition a selection of shorts produced by Tulalip Heritage School students that focus on the school year’s guiding question, “Why Music?”, will premiere. $6/Film Forum members, $6.50 seniors, students w/ID and children under 12, $9/general. info or

in xóchitl in cuicatl: Poetry Reading with Francisco X. Alarcón & Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
Saturday, May 7, 2011 , 6-8 p.m. @ Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University
Reception to follow at Casey Atrium, 8 p.m.

Internationally recognized poets Francisco X. Alarcón and Professor Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs present their poetry on May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium (reception to follow at Casey Atrium). A prolific writer, Alarcón is an award-winning, bicultural and multilingual Chicano poet who writes for both children and adults.  A multilingual, bicultural Chicana poet, Gutiérrez y Muhs recently represented the United States in India as one of the featured poets at the Kritya International Poetry Festival. This poetry reading is free and open to the public.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Alarcón considers himself bi-national, having spent time as a child in both México and the United States. Mesoamerican mythology and cosmology, the Nahuatl language, Mesoamerican history, American culture, and Chicano, Latino and gay identity are all portrayed in Alarcón’s writing. His most recent collection of poems, Ce-Uno-One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010) includes poems in Nahuatl, one of the original and current languages of México; Mapuche, the language of indigenous people of Argentina and Chile; Gaelic, the original language of Ireland; Spanish; and English.

Gutiérrez y Muhs, who joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 2000, teaches in the departments of Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies. Her latest collection of poetry ¿How Many Indians Can We Be?, which addresses issues of colonization, immigration, indigeneity, post-colonialism, and identity, from a transnational feminist perspective, is forthcoming in India in three languages.

This event is co-sponsored by Latin American Studies; the Gaffney Chair; and the Core Track in Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice. For more information, please contact Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz at

Hidmo Forum:  “Neighborhood Agreements” Race Class and Space
Monday, May 3rd @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry Street)”NEIGHBORHOOD AGREEMENTS” will be a gathering of residents & community members for a transformative conversation regarding the cross-cultural dynamics present in issues of safety, space and community. Good neighbor agreements, property developments, youth violence:   what do these situations all have in common?  How can we as a community understand and support one another better?
Need More Information? Contact Jason or call206.329.1534. Childcare Available Upon Request . Sponsored by The Hidmo Community Empowerment Project with the support of the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Recreation

23rd Annual Farmworkers Solidarity March
Sunday, May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, The march will begin at Maiben Park in Burlington, WA and will end at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA

We march to honor 23 years of struggle in the Skagit Valley. We march for the rights of workers. We march for the right of community. We march for a clear pathway to permanent resident status for immigrants. We march to end raids and deportations. We march in solidarity with May 1st. So come and march with us.

Keynote speaker: author David Bacon Also, music from a local artist.  Food will be served at Skagit Valley College.

10th Annual May 1st March & Rally for Immigrant Rights and Justice
Saturday, May 1st , Rally noon gather, 12:30 March, Gathering at Judkins Playfield, behind St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave S, Seattle

We are all Workers! IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW! DEMONSTRATION FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND JUSTICE. Sponsored by El Comite Pro- Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social & Washington Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (WA-IRAC) and many others! info 206-324-6044  Facebook

Ladies First: Meklit Hadero, Turiya Autry w/ DJ B-Girl
Saturday May 1st, @ 8pm Open Mic, 9pm Features, Hidmo (2000 S. Jackson St)

Ladies First, A Project of Communities Against Rape and Abuse, showcases women artists every first Saturday of the month at Hidmo. all ages / $5 donation
A monthly open mic and talent showcase, Ladies First provides a safe and supportive space for women, trans, gender non-confirming, two-spirit and queer women to be center stage and share their knowledge/experiences. Ladies First focuses on creativity as a vehicle for healing and educating and fosters an empowering environment where individual struggles find a community space; and marginalized voices are brought to the center. Ladies First is a project of CARA ( Communities Against Rape & Abuse) and is sponsored by: Hidmo, KBCS 91.3fm, B-Girl Bench and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
Facebook Event Page
Artist Bios: Meklit Hadero , Turiya Autry , DJ B-Girl

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 or Molly McManus at

Break the Silence General Meeting
Monday November 2nd 7 – 8 PM OMA Lounge (STCN 320, Seattle University)

Survivor’s Journey Art Exhibit
Tuesday November 17th Redmond

SALON SERIES: COMMUNICATING “THE NASTY” February 11th, Thursday @  7-9:00, Casey Commons
MARA ADELMAN “The Discourse of  Intercourse in IRL (in real life):Silence, Romance, & Taboo” With Allena Gabosh (Executive Director for the Center of Sex Positive Culture). Constraints on language, inadequate conversational scripts, and the nature of erotic arousal are a few challenges facing the sexual encounter. With the advent of Viagra— sex is all about “performance” not “engagement” with another. Major premise of this presentation is that “talk is sex, but talk is more taboo than physical acts.” What makes talk so taboo? What are dominant scripts for sex? A local sexpert, Allena Gabosh, will answer questions that audience members will have regarding sexuality and sex. MARA ADELMAN, Ph. D., is an associate professor of  communication at Seattle University. She has published extensively on the challenges and role of communication in negotiating safe-sex. Allena Gobosh is Executive Director for the Center for Sex Positive Culture, and activist and  frequent speaker at colleges.

A Precious Moment: A Teach-In About the Film Precious
Wednesday March 3rd, 2010 @ 6:30PM
Seattle University, Wyckoff Auditorium

15th Annual Community APIWFSC Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 @ 4-6PM
King County Courthouse Lawn, 3rd Ave and Yesler, Seattle

Student Strike Fighting WA State Budget Cuts (part of a national day of action)
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 @ 1 pm
University Of Washington Quad, Seattle

The UW Student/Worker Coalition (SWC), a coalition of workers, students, and community members FIGHTING THE BUDGET CUTS AT UW is calling for a called for by schools, labor unions, and workers across California.  Students will be asked to not attend class and not cross the lines, but to stand on the lines and in the quad, where a group of graduate students will be conducting a free popular education on labor history and the significance of strikes, budget cuts at UW, and the neoliberal university. Many rank and file workers, including custodians, trades workers, and Teaching Assistants have agreed to take vacation time off from work to stand at the picket lines with students.  info or

International Women’s Day 2010 March & Rally
Saturday, March 6th, 2010 gather @ Noon at Powell Barnett Park (Martin Luther King Way and Alder St., just south of Cherry St.) and proceed down Jackson St. for a 2PM rally in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park

Ladies First
A monthly showcase of women’s creativity and talent.
March 6th, 2010, doors open at 7:30, Hidmo (20th and Jackson)

International Women’s Day Community Gathering
Monday, March 8th, 2010 @ 7-9PM
POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. near Madison St

Ladies First
A monthly showcase of women’s creativity and talent.

April 3rd, 2010, doors open at 7:30, Hidmo (20th and Jackson)

Artistic and Activist Work by, for, and about South Asian Women

April 9, 10, & 11, at Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington, Seattle
Aaina with SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN’S FOCUS, Co-presented by Chaya and Tasveer. Featuring Yoni Ki Baat! Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the ARTISTIC AND ACTIVIST WORK BY, FOR, 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, 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. Look out for 3 shows of the popular and powerful Yoni ki Baat on April, 9, 10, and 11! Info

National Day of Silence

Friday, April 16th
Student activists all over North America will honor the fact that so many GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE ARE SILENCED – prevented from coming out and living honestly – every single day by the fear of losing others’ regard, encountering harassment or discrimination, or becoming the target of physical or sexual violence. In recognition of that enforced silence, students and some allied educators will voluntarily remain silent throughout the school day. info or, info on legal issues surrounding the Day of Silence, such as students’ right to participate, contact Lambda Legal at or call 212-809-8585. Ask for the Day of Silence Help Desk.

Visiting Author, Sarah Vowell, Speaking on US Imperialism in 1898
Monday, March 28th, 7:30pm @ Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle)

Sarah Vowell on Unfamiliar Fishes. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. But Sarah Vowell, bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, and the new Unfamiliar Fishes, argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the UNITED STATES ANNEXED HAWAII, PUERTO RICO, AND GUAM, AND INVADED CUBA, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Among these developments, Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing, and sets out to discover the emblematic and exceptional history of the 50th state, and in so doing finds a new understanding of America. Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company. Advance tickets are $5 at Elliott Bay Book Company in person or by phone 206-624-6600 and at or 800-838-3006. info

Documentary Showing, “Maestra” (Teacher), on 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign
Thursday, March 31st, 3:30 @ University of Washington Campus (site TBD) sponsored by UW Women’s Center
Tuesday, April 5th, 7 p.m. @ downtown Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Avenue, Microsoft Auditorium)

The Seattle premiere of ‘Maestra,’ (Teacher) a new documentary about the experiences of the young women who participated as teachers in the 1961 Literacy Campaign that ERADICATED ILLITERACY IN CUBA in one year’s time. Accompanying the film will be Professor Norma Guillard from Cuba, who joined the campaign at 15 years old and is featured in the film, and Catherine Murphy, Director/ Producer of the film.  ‘Maestra’ celebrates this amazing story on the 50th anniversary of the literacy campaign through original film footage of the period, photographs and personal interviews of the teachers who are now in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. As they tell their stories, the Cuban women reflect on the transformation of their own lives and the whole of Cuban society as a result of the literacy campaign. This documentary explores the connections between national liberation and personal liberation, and the importance of empowering women and girls. Guillard is traveling from Cuba to be part of the national tour, ‘The 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign: Transforming Cuban Women and Society,’ that will go to 10 cities in the U.S. Guillard is Afro-Cuban and works primarily on issues of race, gender and sexual orientation. The national tour is cosponsored by U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, Literacy Project and other events are planned. info or Cindy Domingo 206-856-0324 or

Meaningful Movies: “Return to El Salvador” and Short Film on Guatemala by NOVA High School
Friday, April 1st, 7-9:30pm @ Keystone Church (5019 Keystone Pl., West of I-5, just North of 50th, Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44, Seattle)

Friday Night At the MEANINGFUL MOVIES and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice present Social justice documentary film and community discussion! A Film: “RETURN TO EL SALVADOR” (68 min, Jamie Moffett, 2010) With a Short Film on Guatemala produced by the Social Justice Travel Program at NOVA High School, here in Seattle. Return To El Salvador, narrated by Martin Sheen, explores the reconstruction of El Salvador, post-civil war. The 12-year conflict (from 1980 to 1992) killed over 75,000 people and displaced nearly one-fifth of the population. The fighting, which took place between the Salvadoran Army and the leftist guerrilla organization, the FMLN, resulted in a staggering number of civilian deaths as the Salvadoran Army bombed and raided villages thought to be sympathetic to the FMLN. Many of these Salvadoran Army soldiers were trained and supported by the United States military at its School of the Americas (now known as WHINSEC), located in Ft. Benning, Georgia. Return To El Salvador brings the struggles of this beleaguered country back into view and examines what drives over 700 Salvadorans to flee their homeland each day, often risking their lives to illegally enter countries in search of a better life for their families. It represents the power and audacity of solidarity, and challenges North Americans to question the global impact of their government on struggling nations. Join us following the film for a facilitated discussion. We will also be joined by members of the NOVA social justice travel program. Join us following the film for a facilitated discussion. Free and open to the public! .. but Donations are kindly accepted. info

Speaker Fatou Batta from We Are the Solution! Campaign: Food Sovereignty in Africa
Saturday, April 2nd, located TBD

AGRA Watch presents Fatou Batta of We Are the Solution! Campaign. Please join us for an exciting evening with Fatou Batta exploring FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA. Fatou is from Burkino Faso and works with the We are the Solution! Campaign. This campaign is led by 12 women’s farmers organizations in Africa who assume leadership in the international campaign to build alternatives to the ‘Green Revolution’ in Africa while carrying out village level activities for food sovereignty. Batta will be joined by Marcia Ishii-Eitman, Senior Scientist with Pesticide Action Network North America Regional Center (PANNA), and co-author of an important recent United Nations global survey of agriculture and poverty. The evening will be moderated by Bill Aal, Co- Chair of AGRA Watch, a campaign led by CAGJ to work in solidarity with the We Are the Solution! campaign and others in Africa to urge the Gates Foundation to cease funding a new “Green revolution” and instead fund small-scale alternatives. info

14th Annual Paul Robeson Peace and Justice Awards Celebration
Saturday, April 9th, 4pm @ Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave S, Seattle)

MOTHERS FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY celebrates 21 years of activism at their 14th Annual Paul Robeson Peace and Justice Awards Celebration, with theme “Standing Firm for Justice.” Awards to Tim Ford / MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, American Friends Service Committee, and Erica Newman. info 206-329-2033

Film Showing: “Brother Towns” on Immigration Connections
Saturday, April 9th, 7pm @ Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 Garfield Ave., pink church next to Queen Anne branch of Seattle Library, Metro #2, Seattle)

QUEEN ANNE MOVIE GUILD presents Films: Second Saturday At Seven Movie Series. Free showing, film: Brother Towns is a story of TWO TOWNS LINKED BY IMMIGRATION, FAMILY, AND WORK: Jacaltenango, a highland MAYA TOWN IN GUATEMALA; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida. Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family. Brother Towns is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue. Welcome to Brother Towns, a place where there are no easy answers, but where emotions of every sort abound. Families are like that. Refreshments and discussion immediately following movie. Queen Anne Movie Guild is a volunteer group of QA residents who screen independent documentary movies focused on building community, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and environmental stewardship. Admission is always free of charge, cash donations are kindly accepted. info


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