Archive for July, 2011

Performance: August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

Posted in Culture, Events on July 31, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler


Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized in 1995 in the Prescott district of West Oakland. It evolved out of the conceptual scheme for the adaptive re-use of the former Saint Joseph’s Convent (St. Patrick Convent) as a center for community services, education, culture and development in West Oakland.

Horsing Around – Accept Love!

Posted in Resources on July 30, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

“Horses also model the strengths of what are often referred to as “feminine values”: cooperation over competition, relationship over territory, responsiveness over strategy, emotion and intuition over logic, process over goal, and the creative approach to life that these qualities engender.”

[Riding Between The Worlds. Written by Linda Kohanov. New World Library]

Refugee Odyseey

Posted in Culture, Gallery, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 30, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Multi-Media dialogue about Refugees, Race & Relations in the 21st Century.

Dr. Shakti Butler of the World Trust Organization shared excerpts from her latest film “Cracking the Codes – Race & Relations in the 21st Century”, & Amikaeyla shared her musical experiences in the Middle East working with Iraqi and Palestinian Refugees.

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Performance: AfroSolo Arts Festival 18

Posted in Culture, Gallery, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 30, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Waiting for Giovanni
A New Play by Jewelle Gomez
In Collaboration with and Directed by Harry Waters Jr.
In Association with New Conservatory Theatre Center

When: August 19 – September 18

Where: New Conservatory Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA


Pamper Time!

Posted in For Fun, Gallery, Resources, Uncategorized on July 30, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Luxuriate and pamper your crown with a nourishing henna treatment.


What is Henna?

The Henna Page an educational resource devoted to the history, traditions, techniques, science and art of Henna.

Helpful Tips For Applying Henna

Select a henna product that is all natural and one that does not contain plant debris.  A powder is easier to rinse out than leaves and twigs.

Conduct a skin test and a hair strand test.

Set up preparation area so that all supplies are in hands reach.

Do NOT use metal containers or other metal implements when mixing the henna.  Metal will react with the henna.

Apply petroleum jelly to face, neck and areas where you do not want the henna to stain.

Select a neutral color henna if you do not wish to color your hair.

Scent the henna mixture with your preferred essential oil. (optional)

Add raw egg for a protein boost. (optional)

Add olive oil for moisturizing. (optional)

Use gloves and a plastic bowl to reduce spills and splatters.

If possible find a warm sunny outdoor area to rest and relax while waiting for henna to set in and hair to dry.

Accept love.

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release ‘n flow

Artist Talk

Posted in Culture, Events, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on July 28, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

The East Bay Women of Color Drum Circle (Oakland, CA)

Posted in En Français, For Fun, Gallery on July 28, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler


Greetings everyone, The East Bay Women of Color Drum Circle, formerly known as the “Rhythm Sistas” is reconvening for the end of the summer months.   We are looking forward to drumming, dancing, and being in community with you all again.

This is a free event, and all drumming and dance skill levels are welcome. Please note the changes: The host can no longer supply chairs for the circles and only a handful of drums will be available at a first come first serve basis. Please bring a chair and a drum if you have one.  We will be at Snow Park for this upcoming circle. 

The circle is a place of love, community, healing and empowerment for all women of color and their children. Drumming is an ancient form of communication that was passed on to us from the ancestors. When we drum we celebrate life. We drum to renew and heal ourselves, and as we heal we pass it on to others.  The positive rhythms vibrate out to the Oakland community encouraging cultural awareness, pride and unity. Sistah’s please come, and bring your positive energy. Don’t forget to bring a chair, your drum, or percussion instrument, and water.

This upcoming Drum circle will be in collaboration with the NIA Collective Organization’s BBQ.  Everyone is welcome so feel free to bring a side dish, fruit, and/or veggies to share. For more information about the BBQ see NIA Collective on Facebook.

Lastly, please spread the word to other women of color who might be interested!

Charlene Gumbs, Sandy Mills, Sis Nau-t, Mar Stevens