Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016: Poet Bruja Denisa Benavides

Denise Benavides
And then we talk to Oakland based Queer Chicana poet Bruja Denise Benavides about her poetry which powerfully confronts themes of xenophobia, relocation, sexuality, religion, and love.



Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Women from Chiapas

Bay Area Feminists Weekly Calendar for April 18th:

April 21–April 24, 2016
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Top Girls
Presented by A.C.T.’s 2015–16 Fellows
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ariella Wolfe

Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. Women in legend or history join Marlene at her dinner party and offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In the following scenes that move from Marlene’s estranged sister’s home to the Top Girls Employment Agency office and back again, Churchill reveals the relationships and politics that have shaped Marlene’s identity. Ultimately, Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite.
Performances are FREE. To reserve seats, email Marketing Fellow Ashley Gennarelli at agennarelli@act-sf.org
Join us following the Friday evening performance for a talkback discussion with Top Girls’ Dramaturg Cecilia Padilla and members of the cast!
Top Girls will take place at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop Theater at 1117 Market Street, San Francisco. Phone: 415-749-2228

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Anna Pulley / The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!)
Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco
415-863-8688

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, aims to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in various stages of sexual awkwardness will enlighten, demystify, remystify, and most importantly entertain as you learn all the aspects involved in girl-on-girl action.

This laugh-out-loud book is the perfect gift to amuse and educate your friends, loved ones, and lovers.

ANNA PULLEY is a writer in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in New York magazine and Mother Jones, on BuzzFeed, AlterNet, The Toast, and Salon, and in zines tastefully peppered with Ani DiFranco lyrics. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, and is a sex and relationship columnist for the Chicago Tribune and AfterEllen.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

Saturday, April 23 from 10AM - 4PM (9:30AM arrival and registration)
Spirit, Sound & Silence Retreats

Gather for a day of spiritual renewal, inspiration, and healing surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Holy Redeemer Center
8945 Golf Links, Oakland
510-595-5598

Facilitated by: Dr. Liza and the OneLife Angel Team

Musical Inspiration: Destiny Muhammad the "Harpist from the Hood" and other guest musicians.

Tuition: Sliding scale $35 – 150 (more if you can / less if you can't -- no one turned away for lack of funds). Scholarships available.

Advance RSVP requested for planning purposes. Please e-mail us at: onelife@onelifeinstitute.org

Please bring your journal, a potluck item for our shared lunch (we will supply some vegetarian basics), and anything you need to be comfortable for the day. It's fine to bring a blanket or pillows if you'd like to sit on the floor. Also, as we strive to be more "green" we are asking guests to bring your own re-usable water bottle -- we will have filtered water available for you.

Dress comfortably - layers are recommended as temperatures may be variable.

This is a wheelchair accessible venue.

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