Marginal Bodies: Queer Migrations

April 11, 2011

Pigott Auditorium, Pigott Building, Seattle University
Monday, April 11th  @ 7pm

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a multimedia lecture by Queer Colombian video artist mónica enríquez-enríquez.  enríquez-enríquez is a video artist who engages creative work as a site for community activism and a means to challenge normative constructions of gender, desire, citizenship and nation. More information @ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184072758302400

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YOUTHSPEAKS SEATTLE: Poetry Slam Finals

March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 7 pm
@ Town Hall (1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle)

Every year, YouthSpeaks Seattle hosts a series of poetry slams with judges scoring writing and performance, Olympics-style – but the point is always the poetry. In this Final Slam, though, the stakes are great: Four to six young poets will make up the Seattle youth poetry slam team, which then has the opportunity to travel to the international Brave New Voices youth poetry festival and slam in San Francisco. This Grand Slam, hosted by Geologic of the Blue Scholars, is the culmination of the all-city Youth Slam Series, with 12 teen poets competing to secure a spot on the 2010 Seattle Youth Poetry Slam Team. The team will travel to the Bay Area in July to represent Seattle at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, featuring young poets from more than 70 different cities. Presented by Arts Corps. Advance tickets are $15/$10 youth, at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006, or at http://Tinyurl.com/yssgrandslam; no one turned away at the door. info http://www.artscorps.org/news/slam.html


Connecting the Dots: Building YOUR Sex Positive Family & Sex Postive Art

March 15, 2011
What: An ongoing Salon Series: What does it mean to be Sex Positive?
Schedule: Third Sundays
When: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Off site
Who: 18+.
Cost: Free

Description:

Imagine a world without sexual shame. Imagine a world accepting of all types of families. Imagine a world where children talk to their parents about the changes in their bodies and their sexual desires instead of looking to media for their sex education. If you are interested in making this world a reality, you won’t want to miss: Connecting the Dots: Building YOUR Sex Positive Family.

Join the director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, Allena Gabosch and the founder of TantricBirth, Nekole Shapiro every third Sunday of the month as they facilitate a discussion designed to help raise our children without sexual shame.

For more information, visit:
http://www.facebook.com/l/2a4d9;www.TantricBirth.com or http://www.facebook.com/l/2a4d9;www.sexpositiveculture.org

At The Little Red Bistro, 400 Dexter Ave. N., between Harrison St. and Republican St.

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A side note on art & activism, one of my favorite visual artists is Favianna Rodriguez. Below is a screenprint of hers entitled “Sex Positivity” and you can get it from justseeds.org

Artist’s Statement: “This piece is a statement about unleashing your sexuality, and encouraging a positive, not negative, discussion around what sex means for all of us. The term “sex-positive” embrace social and philosophical attitudes promoting open sexuality with few limits. Sexologist, Carol Queen, explains: ‘Sex-positive is a simple yet radical affirmation that we each grow our own passions on a different medium… Sex-positive respects each of our unique sexual profiles, even as we acknowledge that some of us have been damaged by a culture that tries to eradicate sexual difference and possibility.’

I designed this piece initially for a a Latino conference dealing with sexuality, but then modified the design to make it a woman-centered message about sex liberation overall.”


4th Annual Reel Grrls Gala and Auction

October 6, 2010

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Featuring guest of honor Anne Rossellini, writer/producer of acclaimed film Winter’s Bone

When: Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 6:30 pm
Where
: FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia Street, Seattle, WA
Tickets
: All tickets include salad, dinner, wine, and a complimentary ticket to a screening of Winter’s Bone, on Sunday, October 24, 4:00 pm at Central Cinema

$85 — main floor seating
$65 — balcony seating

Purchase Tickets

Contact Karen Hirsch at karen@reelgrrls.org to purchase a table.

More: If you’d like to donate an auction item, volunteer at the event, or become an event sponsor – just drop Karen an email at karen@reelgrrls.org

Can’t make it? Visit our donate page to show your support for Reel Grrls!


NW Network movie showing

October 6, 2010

Check out this upcoming event…

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Greetings NW Network Friends and Supporters!

Please join The NW Network for the premiere screening of a documentary for and about US! Then stick around for a fun-filled showing of the gay 90’s (1990’s, that is) cult classic, “But I’m a Cheerleader”.

Popcorn, candy & soda will complete the movie-house experience, all for a suggested donation of $20 to support our ongoing work strengthening queer communities’ resilience and supporting LGBTQ survivors of abuse.

When: Sunday, 10/10/10, Doors open at 3 pm
Where: The Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. – Capitol Hill
Who: Everyone! Call or email to reserve a spot, or show up at the door, but don’t be late as seats are limited!

If you have any questions, please contact Michael at info@nwnetwork.org or 568-7777.


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