“Flamboyance and fortitude, femme and butch- not poses, not stereotypes, but a dance between two different kinds of women, one beckoning the other into a full blaze of color, the other strengthening the fragility behind the exuberance.”—Joan Nestle (via fuckyeahfemmes)
Sunday, August 29, 2:00pm Women’s Rights Day Celebration Battle on, Sisters!
Women Leaders Defend Immigrants, Workers and Education Featuring front-line fighters Cecilia Gill and Maria Del Carmen Sandoval, UC-Irvine custodians and members of AFSCME Local 3299; Julia Wallace, Black socialist and organizer against budget cuts; and Beatriz Paez, Queer feminist and immigrant rights activist. Feisty-feminist poetry and discussion will follow their inspiring talks.
The event, which commemorates the 90-year anniversary of many U.S. women winning the right to vote, is sponsored by Radical Women. The purpose of the gathering is to celebrate the achievements of the militant 1920s suffragists (yes, many went to prison for the cause!) and to figure out what it will take to achieve a high quality of life for women and all working people.
Enjoy the program and a Rebel-Girl Supper, served at 5:00pm, at air-conditioned Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Western Ave., on bus lines #35, 207 and 550). A $3 door and $8 dinner donation is requested. (Work exchanges and sliding scale available.) For more information or childcare, contact 323-732-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via neutresex) (via kalemason) (via tranzient) (via telegantmess) (via latinoheritagemonth) (via pazenlavida)