Archive for September, 2010

Nov 4-7, 2010 / Women’s Donor Network Conference

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Thursday, November 4 – Sunday, November 7, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Donor Network Conference will be taking place this year on November 4-7, in Philadelphia, PA. The theme of this year’s conference is “Local Action, Global Impact: Connecting Women. Building Networks. Making Change.”

For more information, check out their website.

Sept 10, 2010 / Our Rights, Our Communities: Streetwise and Safe & Young Women’s Empowerment Project

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010, 7-9:30 pm
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Fabulous Loft Space
147 W. 24th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues, 5th floor
NY, NY

Streetwise and Safe (SAS), Streetwork & the Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) invite you to join us in celebrating $pread magazine’s summer 2010 Issue featuring our collective achievements in working with homeless youth, youth with experience of involvement in the sex trades, and youth who have experienced criminalization in the context of policing sex work and “quality of life” initiatives! We hope you will support us in continuing to build safe and resilient communities, fight criminalization of youth, and protect and promote our rights, leadership and self-determination!!!

$10 – $50 sliding scale, youth under 24 FREE. Please bring your checkbooks. If you want to buy tickets in advance or can’t make it but would like to support our work anyway, please donate online.

This fabulous fundraiser will feature:

  • The New York City premiere screening of SAS’ unique “know your rights” video THIS IS MY TRUTH, made by and for LGBTQ youth of color about policing and criminalization in the context of policing of sex work and “quality of life” offenses. Find out how to bring a SAS workshop to your organization!
  • Dope tracks created by YWEP members with Detroit MC Invincible. Learn more about YWEP’s amazing participatory research project and report “Girls do what they have to do to survive: Illuminating Methods used by Girls in the Sex Trade and Street Economy to Fight Back and Heal: A Participatory Action Research Study of Resilience and Resistance”
  • Information about Streetwork’s new and groundbreaking initiative to provide harm reduction services to youth involved in the sex trades.
  • Spoken word by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene. Yvonne is an Ijaw and Urhobo who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane. She uses her poetry to chisel a verbal sculpture of her soul for listeners while addressing issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, war, imperialism, love, self-esteem and family. Etaghene has self-published three collections of poetry, toured nationally and performed in over 25 u.s. cities. Her one woman show, Volcano’s Birthright{s}, debuted in May 2009 in New York City. For more information about her work & future performances of her one woman show, please visit My Love is A Verb. Her performative work can be found on YouTube.
  • And last but not least, we have amazing raffle prizes that include: One year Bluestockings membership card, Tarot Reading by Remy Kharbanda, a basket of Tree’s Treats, a 30 min massage with Saul Silva of Healing Hands for the People, a 1hr Swedish Massage at Center Balancing with Gail Cooper, 2 tickets to Basement Banghra, INCITE Women of Color Against Violence publications “The Color of Violence” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded,” $pread Magazine’s commemorative back catalogue and exciting Babeland goodies!

Please join us and help us spread the word!

Sponsored by: $pread magazine, Babeland, and Bluestockings

Sept 16, 2010 / Queers for Economic Justice Joint Housewarming w/ Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:30 – 9:00pm
147 W 24th St
New York, NY

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Can you believe it? Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project are all housed under one roof! Celebrate with us!

All Ages // Donations will be split between all 4 groups

We’ll be partying on all four floors including:

  • Dancing!
  • Food & Drink (non-alcoholic/all ages welcome)
  • Video/Photo Projections
  • Special Group Art Project
  • Photobooth
  • Raffle
  • & learn more about all the organizations!

If you can’t make it to the event, please donate online through ALP’s site. Please write “Joint” in the memo section and all proceeds will be split between ALP, FIERCE!, QEJ and SRLP.

For more info:

Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.

Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Sept 18, 2010 / Choice USA & COLOR’s Youth the Vote Training

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The Colorado election is in November. Several ballot measures are threatening your personal freedom. Young people are speaking out for justice.

Join Choice USA, COLOR and friends to learn about the ballot measures and how to talk to voters and get involved. The training will cover it all—from the basics of voter registration and encouraging your friends to get to the polls to the skills necessary to join progressive campaigns working to defeat the so-called “fetal personhood” amendment and the dangerous Tabor initiatives.

We’re looking for young activists across Colorado to join this training and speak out for justice. So, join us and youth organizers like yourself on September 18, 2010 from 9 am – 6 pm in Denver (location TBD) for  Youth the Vote Training.

Click here to register.

Get educated. Get trained. Get out there.

If you have any questions, email Jos Truitt, Choice USA Western States Field Associate.

Sept 23, 2010 / SPARK: Sex, Wine and Chocolate 2010: Sparking the Fire in Each Other

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7 – 11 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street NW
Atlanta, GA

Sex, Wine and Chocolate 2010: SPARKing the Fire in Each Other is a community event/fundraiser purposed to delight the senses, excite the mind, and build and strengthen a community working towards reproductive justice for all.

With an eccentric program filled with incredible performances, outstanding awardees, and a flirty dance party, this body and sex positive space guarantees to be a night to remember. From body painting, aerialist, burlesque dancing, and pole dancing extraordinaire, each year we up the ante to bring you a memorable celebration with all proceeds going to benefit SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW’s innovative work to build and sustain a powerful reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the South.

To become a sponsor or for more information, visit SPARK’s website or call 404.532.0022. You can buy tickets in advance online.