Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016: Women's Community Calendar

Thursday, July 28 6PM
HerStory Empowers Awards
Geoffrey's Inner Circle | 410-14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

The first annual HerStory Empowers Awards is hosted by BWOPA/TILE is designed to recognize six highly driven and innovative Bay Area females under the age of 40 years old.

The community is invited to nominate their favorite social change agent. The award categories are Health | Education | Criminal Justice | Economic Security | Arts and Entertainment | Technology. The call for nominations deadline is June 20th.

Individuals who are eligible are under 40, a Bay Area resident, Black and female identified and a social-change agent.

Of the total nominations submitted, three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen in each category and publicized on June 22nd. Semi-finalists will be posted on Facebook and community friends are encouraged to participate in the selections process by voting. Finalists will be announced at the event. VIP tickets and sponsorship opportunities available.

BWOPA/TILE's mission is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community.

Proceeds of this event will support the DWJ Public Policy Fellows Program.

For more event information:

Help Us Select Six Under 40 Finalist
CLICK HERE to Cast Your Vote

Saturday, July 30th 7PM
Witches and Pagans book release

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org

Celebration with author Max Dashu: readings, drummers, special guests, and good conversation

A thousand years ago, an Old English scribe condemned people who “bring their offerings to earth-­fast stone and to trees and wellsprings, as the witches teach.” These animist sacraments contradict everything we have been told about witches. In this book, Max Dashu pulls the covers off repressed cultural heritages in a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art. The old ethnic names for “witch” meant “knower,” “prophetess,” “healer,” “enchantress,” or “shapeshifter.” Webs of Wyrd, staff-women, herb-chanters, and women who go by night with Goddess: it’s all in here. Witches and Pagans gathers together strands of folk wisdom to reweave the ripped webs of women’s culture in Europe. This book is the first published volume in the Secret History of the Witches series from Veleda Press. 408 pages, 140 illustrations. http://www.veleda.net http://www.suppressedhistories.net

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Donations for BFUU SJC requested. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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

Also on today's show:
Feminist resistance to neoliberalism
Lesbian feminist poet Barbara Ruth

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