Archive for October, 2011

Heads Up! Skyeview Guidebook, Paris Edition

Posted in Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity, Travelogues on October 31, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

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Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride Honored at GLBT Historical Society Gala

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

 

The GLBT Historical Society annual Unmasked Gala was held on Thursday, October 29th in the stately Green Room in the San Francisco War Memorial Building.  Taking part in the gala as honored guests were representatives from the Bay Area’s annual queer marches: San Francisco’s Pride Parade, Dyke March and Trans March and Oakland’s Sisters Steppin’ in Pride.  (Yay SSIP!)

Here are a few snapshots from my phone camera.  Enjoy.

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Unmasked

The GBLT Historical Society Gala

10.27.2011

Peggy Moore Honored at Women and Service Award Ceremony

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

Founder, Sistahs Stepping in Pride

The Mistress of Ceremony omitted all queer references from Peggy Moore’s distinguished bio the same way a finicky diner picks raisins from rice pudding or pushes okra to the side of her plate.

On Wednesday, October 26th Peggy Moore was recognized along with a stellar list of women community leaders by the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Frame at their Women and Service Awards Ceremony, in Oakland.  The MESHF sponsors after school workshops for youth who participant in the Academic Achievers program.

I was pleased to attend the ceremony in support of Peggy’s work but even more pleased when during her acceptance speech she foiled what I imagine was unintended homophobic behavior by the Mistress of Ceremony during her introduction. Just as Peggy was taking her place near the podium several of her supporters myself included readied ourselves to cheer and clap at the first mention of SSIP. I loved when one brother led the applause with three quick GAY SNAPS which caused some audience members to chuckle with amusement and delight.

The weirdness occurred when the Mistress of Ceremony began reading Peggy’s bio from the program book which included a long list of accomplishments spanning two decades including the founding of Sistah’s Stepping in Pride, the primary reason she was being honored.  Interestingly, the MC had difficulty saying the “L-word”, “LGBT”, “Dyke March” and subsequently omitted references to Peggy’s work in these areas with the exception of Outreach Coordinator with Lavendar Seniors of the East Bay.  The MC vocal pitch rose slightly as if she was relieved to finally be able to mention something in the area of queer activism.  The Mistress of Ceremony omitted all queer references from Peggy Moore’s distinguished bio the same way a finicky diner picks raisins from rice pudding or pushes okra to the side of her plate.

Peggy Moore responded with aplomb, decorum and clarified for the audiences in no uncertain terms why she was being honored, namely for founding the premier East Bay DYKE March.  In an eloquent and savvy acceptance speech she commented that ALL of her community and political activism has been in the service of LGBT visibility and empowerment including her work with the Obama campaign. Afterwards when I mentioned the oversight, Peggy brushed it off and noted that some elderly folks of a certain generation are still unable to say the “L-word” or any queer speak.  A class act!

Women and Service Awards Ceremony

Honorees:
Jennifer Pae
Korean American DNC delegate

Lillian Galedo
Executive Director Filipinos Advocates 4 Justice

Peggy Moore
LGBT/Political Activist

Debbie Nghiem
Vietnamese Community Activist

Liane Higashiuchi Scott
Oakland Fukuoka Japan Sister City Association

Belva Davis
TV Personality (Book Signing/A Black Woman’s Journey in Journalism)

Viola Gonzales
CEO anewamerica

Ora Lee Brown
Ora Lee Brown Foundation

Jennie Ong
Executive Director Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

Judith Offer
Playwright

Links
MESHF

SSIP

Sistahs Steppin’ Out (East Bay Express feature)
After ten years, Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride holds its final event.

Mobile phone photo gallery.

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10.26.2011
Oakland, CA

In solidarity

Posted in Culture, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on October 22, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

About Critical Resistance

Event Info 

Walkabout: Rotterdam, Netherlands (Part 1)

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues with tags , , , , on October 18, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Yes, there are galleries, musuems and the like AND there is also OFF THE BEATEN PATH!

Links

Rotterdam: A Multicultural Melting Pot
Welcome To Rotterdam
Muslims In Rotterdam
Places To Go

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10.3.2011
Paris-Rotterdam day trip

Walkabout: Rotterdam, Netherlands (Part 2)

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Travelogues with tags , , , , on October 18, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

A day trip from Paris to Rotterdam via high speed TGV train.

Links

Rotterdam: A Multicultural Melting Pot
Culture
“Rotterdam is also a multicultural melting pot that revels in its diversity. With a population that is 25% Muslim and 50% are non-Dutch or have only one Dutch parent, it is appropriate that Rotterdam should have the country’s first immigrant mayor. Ahmed Aboutaleb, a practicing Muslim of Turkish decent, is known as “Obama on the Maas” and is the perfect ambassador for this diverse city. There is also a large presence of people from North Africa, Turkey and the former Dutch colonies: Indonesia, the Dutch Antilles and Suriname.”

Welcome To Rotterdam
Muslims In Rotterdam
Places To Go

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10.3.2011

Paris-Rotterdam Day Trip

Performance: Anna Maria Flechero

Posted in Culture, Events on October 17, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler
  

Song Stylist and Jazz Vocalist

Who: Anna Maria Flechero Quartet

When: Sunday, October 23, 2011
7:00 – 10:00 PM

Where:  57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

Cover: $10-$15:00