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Women of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks
Issue #7: Around Portland
DEADLINE: Sunday, May 4, 2014
We are looking for submissions from women of color (WOC) writers/artists in Portland! Here are some submission ideas (but not limited to):
Interviews w/ your favorite WOC in Portland
(activists, business owners, students, homemakers, etc.)
Essays/History on WOC/folks of color in Portland
Recipes/Favorite restaurants in Portland (or not
Reviews of movies, books, television shows, music, etc.
…and much more!
PLEASE write/edit as how you would like to see your piece published..We do try to scan/proofread, but overall your words are your own. Submission lengths can be between 2-3 pages.
Instructions for typing your piece for WOC zine. We want to type so we can cut and paste onto a page that’s 8.5″ tall, 5.5″ long. (our zine is 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded in half). Open a document in Word. When I do this, the default left margin setting, on the ruler at top, is at 0, between a-1″ and a positive 1″. Leave it there. Type your piece, but hit the return when you get as far as the 3 3/4″ mark. This will create a long column of writing (you can also try resetting your right hand margin to stop it there) to cut and paste. Type a sample paragraph. Print it. Cut it out and see if it will fit OK on the size page listed abov
Email submissions/questions to:
“My artwork will be hanging at STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS on BELMONT (3356 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR) now until the end of March. Please check it out if you are in the area. Say hi to my homie TIM ROOT.
I will also be hosting an ARTIST RECEPTION on SUNDAY, MARCH 9th 4-6PM.
There will be an AFTERPARTY at the AALTO LOUNGE beginning at 7PM. The after party is hosted by the AUSLAND SCHLÄGE LABEL, a cassette release party for RIGAS DEN ANDRE – EPHEDRINE SKIES (I had the honor of doing their album art)
Hope to see you there!”
Peace & love,
This gallery contains 7 photos.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
2pm to 4pm
“This workshop would teach you how to fight deportation cases in your community. This workshop will provide you with the basics of organizing and mobilizing immigrant communities while learning how to use social media to build momentum around deportation cases and learn effectively how apply pressure on legislative officials.
By fighting our own deportation, we intend to teach the community the basics of organizing while at the same time highlighting the number of low-priority deportations still taking place. We hope that after you take on an actual case, then you can go on to stop other deportations.”
Women of Color Zine members Ann Matsushima Chiu and Tonya Jones will be leading a zine workshop at Lewis & Clark’s 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium. The workshop will be on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 3:30 pm, but the symposium runs from Wednesday until Friday, March 7, 2014…
“The 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium explores the relationship between where we are and who we are. Our environments — whether the bathroom, internet, workplace, or sidewalk — have profound effects on the lives we lead. How do our interactions in these spaces create, support, and/or destabilize larger institutions of power such as prisons, political systems, or nations? Engage with students, scholars, activists, community leaders, and artists in thinking about relationships of gender, sexuality, and power in the locations where we find ourselves.”
There will be some great keynote speakers! Including Franchesca Ramsey actress, comedian and video blogger who created the funny “Sh*t White Girls Say… to Black Girls.”
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 7pm
Join us for reading, talk, and open Q & A with anthology editor, LIsa Factora-Borchers
“Dear Sister shares the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share their stories of survival or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors.” http://www.akpress.org/dear-sister.html
Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 8pm
801 NE Broadway
Solar Throat is a nascent monthly performance series at Habesha that leans toward the experimental and centers (but not exclusively) poetics,music, and dance that could be loosely termed as ‘afro-futuristic/afro-surreal’. the event will have featured performers & will encourage improvisational collaboration, ecstatic readings, and spontaneous dance parties. It will also have a sign-up option as well; the space will be a sort of experimental performance/spoken word/music open mic/collaboration laboratory after the featured performances. This space will be all about the promiscuity of active & full minds.
On Saturday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. In the past five years, over forty people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents or caregivers. Ten more people have been lost since last year.
We gather to share our support for people with disabilities and for people to live, free of fear and violence. We will begin to gather at 5:50 pm and begin to keep vigil at 6:00 pm.