Archive for December, 2010

Call To Action: Women Drummers

Posted in Culture, Events, For Fun, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on December 23, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Million Women Drummers Gathering 2013
From Our Hearts and Hands To All Our Relations

The Global Celebration of Conscious Action

A Vision Set Forth by Ubaka Hill ~ Winter Solstice, December 21, 2010

Million Women Drummers Gathering 2013
and the activities leading up to the gathering in 2013 and other points of interests.

There are many creative ways to participate and get involved in the local events and gathering. Soon you will be able to register yourself and your group to be counted as one of a Million Drummers in 2013!

~ Coming In January 2011 ~

FAQ’s and Event Plans




Dispatch #38: Maximón Folk Saint of Western Guatemala

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery on December 22, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

My buddy Jen Wilson submitted this photograph–a rare sighting!

About Maximón



African-American Shakespeare Company presents: CINDERELLA.

Posted in Culture, Gallery on December 19, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Congratulations Beli Sullivan & AASC!

Back by popular demand, San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company presents an enchanting new production of CINDERELLA. This timeless tale, brought to whimsical, magical life just in time for the holiday season, is an uplifting re-telling of the classic fairytale, featuring all of the pageantry, hilarity, and charm of the original, but with a soulful twist.

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Call For Papers – Race, Space and Nature: A One-Day Symposium

Posted in Culture, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity, Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Call For Papers – Race, Space and Nature: A One-Day Symposium

April 27, 2011,  University of California, Berkeley

This conference aims to open up dialogue among graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and independent scholars who critically engage with analytics of race/racialization and ‘the environment’, broadly conceived.  We are interested in understanding how scholars understand the experiences, practices, creativities, political economies and subjectivities of racialized groups in relationship to the spaces that they move through and create: the environment, nature and cities. In what ways do racialized experiences and identities come to structure narratives, practices, and politics in relationship to built and “natural” environments? If racialization occurs in and through places, how are these processes sedimented or resisted by people? How do racial constructs connect to spatial/environmental ones and vice versa – and why does it matter?

Interdisciplinary scholars have developed a large body of literature that considers the role of race/racialization in the context of spatial inequality, marginalization and oppression. Increasingly, scholars have interrogated the roles of agency and innovation in environmental practice among various racial groups, including the forms through which racial analytics help to shape those interactions.  This one-day conference will critically engage these questions in order to ask: How do issues of race and racialization intersect with spatial/environmental/territorializing practices, discourses, and politics in the contemporary moment? We seek papers from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary, and methodological perspectives. This includes but is not limited to topics such as:

  • racialized access to resources;
  • the role of race in global environmental discourses and politics;
  • activist practice;
  • social movements;
  • international development;
  • intersectional engagements with race, gender, sexuality and class;
  • political ecolog(ies) of race, space, and urban environmental practice;
  • the rise and fall of cities;
  • environmental and climate justice;
  • critical food studies.

The symposium will include a working lunch where we will match scholars with others in their fields. The event is open to the public, free, and includes lunch with registration, as funds allow.  We will conclude with a keynote from UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Carolyn Finney (ESPM).

To participate, please submit a 250 word abstract by January 15 to conference organizers Rachel Brahinsky, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, and Jade Sasser at Please include, in the body of the email: your name, affiliation, contact information, and abstract. We will respond to submissions in early February. Once accepted, final papers must be submitted two weeks before the symposium.

CALL FOR FILMS from Queer WOC Filmmakers

Posted in Culture, Events, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on December 10, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler


CALL FOR FILMS from Queer Women of Color Filmmakers

7th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival


June 10-12, 2011
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) invites queer women of color to submit short films to our 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, to be held June 10-12, 2011 at the Brava Theater, in San Francisco.

Click here for more information about QWOCMAP


1. Films MUST be made by a queer woman of color filmmaker.

2. Year of completion must be between 2008 and 2011.
3. Film must be 15 minutes or under.
4. Complete the Festival Entry Form below.
5. Submit a VHS (NTSC) or DVD (Region 1) preview copy of your film/video. These items will be archived and will not be returned.
6. Include a CD of three high-resolution stills (300 dpi).
7. Final exhibition format must be on Mini-DV (standard definition) tape.

5pm, Friday, December 31, 2010
(to be RECEIVED in our QWOCMAP office)


2011 Queer Women of Color Film Festival
59 Cook Street
San Francisco, CA 94118


Liliana Hueso
Program Manager


Black International Cinema Berlin

Posted in Culture, Events, Gallery, Resources, Travelogues on December 5, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin

Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Film/Video, Dance, Theatre, Music, Seminar & Gallery Presentations

Germany & U.S.A.

May 4-8, 2011


Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues on December 2, 2010 by skyeviewtraveler

Right Livelihood – work that is ethical and helps ones spiritual development.


Hi Skye,

I’m just blown away by your travels. It is very clear that you are doing the absolute right work for you. Your generosity of spirit and open-heartedness, curiosity and respect come right through in every single post you make.

Continue on world traveller!

All the best.