Archive for October, 2007

Sister Comrade event nearly sold out

Posted in Culture on October 30, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Should be a once-in-a-lifetime evening.

Message from Lisbet:

Hello all!

After working on this event for almost a year; Sister Comrade: A Celebration of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker takes place this Saturday, November 3rd. By far, this is the largest event I’ve ever produced and I’m extremely proud of the lineup Haley and I have pulled together which includes Angela Davis, Melanie DeMore, Jewelle Gomez, Judy Grahn, Cherrie Moraga, Holly Near, Vicki Randle, Linda Tillery, Mary Watkins, Clare Coss, Blanche Wiesen Cook and more! Should be a once-in-a-lifetime evening…

This event is almost sold out and for those who don’t have tickets yet, the remaining advance tix are being sold at Black Oak books in Berkeley; Laurel Bookstore in Oakland; and Modern Times bookstore in S.F. There will be a small block of tickets sold at the door but they’ll go fast so show up early! The box office opens at 5pm.

Hope to see you there!

Have you seen Audre and Pat’s image gracing the streets of Oakland? Look for them at Park Blvd. @ 580, Grand @ Harrison, MacArthur @ Lakeshore, Telegraph @ MacArthur (thank you Peggy Moore!)

For more info visit: www.SisterComrade.com

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Poetry Should Ride the Bus
By Ruth Forman

poetry should hopscotch in a polka dot dress
wheel cartwheels
n hold your hand
when you walk past the yellow crack house

poetry should wear bright red lipstick
n practice kisses in the mirror
for all the fine young men with fades
shootin craps around the corner

poetry should dress in fine plum linen suits
n not be so educated that it don’t stop in
every now n then to sit on the porch
and talk about the comins and goins of the world

poetry should ride the bus
in a fat woman’s Safeway bag
between the greens n chicken wings
to be served with tuesday’s dinner

poetry should drop by a sweet potato pie
ask about the grandchildren
n sit through a whole photo album
on an orange plastic covered lazyboy with no place to go

poetry should sing red revolution love songs
that massage your scalp
and bring hope to your blood
when you think you’re too old to fight

yeah
poetry should whisper electric blue magic
all the years of your life
never forgettin to look you in the soul
every once in a while
n smile

Angela Davis – From Jim Crow to Guantanamo (CA)

Posted in Events on October 26, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund

Angela Davis. “From Jim Crow to Guantanamo: Prisons, Democracy and Empire”

November 1, 2007 · 7:00 PM · Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley

Admission Free

THE LECTURES
This free public lecture is given each fall on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. It is rebroadcast nationally on public radio stations. CDs and audiotapes of the lecture are also available.

Angela Davis – From Jim Crow to Guantanamo (CA)

Posted in Culture on October 26, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund

Angela Davis. “From Jim Crow to Guantanamo: Prisons, Democracy and Empire”

November 1, 2007 · 7:00 PM · Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley

Admission Free

THE LECTURES
This free public lecture is given each fall on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. It is rebroadcast nationally on public radio stations. CDs and audiotapes of the lecture are also available.

Bette LaVette

Posted in Events on October 24, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Bette LaVette
R&B Vocalist

Nov. 12
Doors 7:30 PM | Show 8 PM
Tickets $23

The Independent
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Box Office – 415.771.1422
http://www.theindependentsf.com/

Dionne Farris

Posted in Events on October 24, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Dionne Farris
R&B Vocalist

Nov 8, 2007 – Nov 11, 2007
Thurs 8pm & 10pm $26
Fri & Sat 8pm & 10pm $30
Sun 7pm $30 & 9pm $22

Yoshis east bay jazz club and restaurant

Dionne Farris came to the attention of the music world with her vocal contributions to Arrested Development’s breakthrough hit single “Tennessee,” plus other tracks on the group’s 1992 debut. Her solo debut, Wild Seed – Wild Flower, was released in the summer of 1994, spawning the hit singles “I Know” and “Hopeless”.

Everyone wants to know where she’s been and what she’s been up to. She’ll grace us once again in 2007 with her appropriately titled new CD, Signs of Life. If there’s one thing we know of Dionne and the music she makes, then we should prepare ourselves for the next level in the musical journey of the original soul rocker.

The Color’s Within: The Inner Splendor Of The Black Female

Posted in Culture on October 24, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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“Leda” by Jason Austin

African American Art and Culture Complex
Sargent Johnson Gallery and Hall of Culture
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Share in an artistic exploration into the complex splendor that forms the identities of an African American woman: her strengths, vulnerabilities, beauty, pain and peace.

Curated by: Samara Brown
Gallery hours: Monday thru Saturday 12pm-5pm
URL: www.aaacc.org

Dinner and Theatre in San Francisco

Posted in Culture on October 22, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Big up the Zuna Institute and Francine Ramsey for organizing a superb evening out on the town in San Francisco. The evening was very special for me because my sister and niece traveled from Southern California to join in the festivities.

cover2.jpg A small group of us opted for a pre-show dinner at the Market Street Grill nearby the Orpheum Theater. The service for our dinner party was prompt and courteous, the food tasty and enjoyable. I absolutely love the magic of meeting familiar and new friends and immediately connecting soul-to-soul. It felt as if we had been socializing with one another for years.

cover3.jpgIt was an extraordinary evening for me. To attend an Afriles sponsored event in the presence of my family made for a memorable evening. I extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to my dinner and theatre companions and to the Zuna Institute for making the political, personal for me.

Chant peace.

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