Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016: Women's Community Calendar

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.nethttp://www.suppressedhistories.net

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


Saturday, July 30th 3:30 PM
Book Release Party: UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de Leon
La Pena 3105 Shattuck in Berkeley

Come celebrate the breakthrough sexy social justice novel that’s been 8 years in the making! The event will include a reading by Aya de Leon from UPTOWN THIEF, a performance by Vixen Noir, and Aya will be interviewed by Carolina De Robertis. Books will be available for sale!

UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de Leon releases August 2016!

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

Also on today's show:
We talk about Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action
Donna Stoneham and Overcoming Obstacles

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