May 23 2009

Skyeview has moved…

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Events, Global Sisterhood, Resources, Travelogues by Tawanna

Skyeview Traveler

Skyeview: A Sistah”s View of the World

has officially moved to

http://skyeviewtraveler.wordpress.com

Update your links, add her to your blogroll, and spread the word!

Apr 20 2009

MIGRATION

Posted in Uncategorized by Skye
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The forthcoming hiatus of kuma2.net (July 15th) will result in the migration of the Skyeview blog to another host site, possibly to wordpress.
Much thanks to Martina and Tawanna for providing such a lovely and cozy home to Skyeview these past few years.  I’ve couldn’t have managed without the support.
Apr 4 2009

Multi-cultural Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted in Culture, Global Sisterhood by Skye
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Multi-cultural Women’s Leadership Conference

April 25-26, 2009

University of California

Berkeley, California

Valley Life Sciences Building

Engage Her Multicultural Women’s Leadership Conference, is a conference dedicated to educating, activating and creating a new pipeline of women leaders that will convene April 25-26, 2009 at the University of California in Berkeley, California. We have taken a new approach of selecting and training young multicultural college students and working women to become our Conference Team Leaders who will co-lead our workshops with our Topic Experts. The focus and investment of our time will be to enhance, support and develop this next generation of women leaders.
OBJECTIVES
SPEAKERS
SCHEDULE
FEES
Mar 8 2009

Dalai Lama: Peace Through Compassion

Posted in Events by Skye

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Who: His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
What: “Peace Through Compassion” lecture
When: April 25, 2009 – 2:00 pm
Where: Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley
Cost: $15 (lawn), $50 reserved
Beginning at noon March 23, $15 lawn seating and $50 reserved
seating tickets will be available to the general public by phone
(510-642-9988) or online (http://tickets.berkeley.edu/) through the
Cal Performances box office. All tickets sold online will be held for
pickup at Will Call on the day of the event. Will Call will open 2
hours prior to the event.
URL: http://www.berkeley.edu/dl/index.html

Mar 8 2009

“Peace Through Compassion” – Dalai Lama

Posted in Culture by Skye

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Who: His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
What: “Peace Through Compassion” lecture
When: April 25, 2009 – 2:00 pm
Where: Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley
Cost: $15 (lawn), $50 reserved
Beginning at noon March 23, $15 lawn seating and $50 reserved
seating tickets will be available to the general public by phone
(510-642-9988) or online (http://tickets.berkeley.edu/) through the
Cal Performances box office. All tickets sold online will be held for
pickup at Will Call on the day of the event. Will Call will open 2
hours prior to the event.
URL: http://www.berkeley.edu/dl/index.html

Feb 21 2009

Dance Brigade presents The Great Liberation Upon Hearing

Posted in Culture by Skye

February 27 – March 1, 2009
Dance Brigade presents
The Great Liberation Upon Hearing
a new work based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Friday, February 27, 8pm
Saturday, February 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2pm 6pm
– Healing Circle w/ Vicki Noble, Linda Tillery, and Carolyn Brandy following the performance
Sunday, March 1, 2pm 6pm
– (show benefits Quan Yin Healing & Arts Center)

The Great Liberation Upon Hearing
Once again the Dance Brigade takes us on an incredible journey presenting a new work, The Great Liberation Upon Hearing, a multi-media dance drama based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Working closely with critically acclaimed choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, Artistic Director Krissy Keefer creates a moving and compelling piece of theater engaging the audience emotionally and intellectually capturing the density and profound meaning of the enlightened manuscript. A translucent visual component depicts luminous images transforming the tangible and revealing the intangible. In these dark and trying times the passage to hope is in our rebirth and what better way to convey this than through this amazing multi dimensional work infused with genuine community spirit. A show not to be missed!!

Script, Libretto, & Direction: Krissy Keefer
Choreographic Direction: Sara Shelton Mann
Taiko Composition: Bruce Ghent
Video Design: Joe Williams
Lighting & Set: Matthew De Gumbia
Film: Ellen Bruno
Musical Director: Floor Van Herreweghe
Collaborating Dancers and Musicians: Ramon Ramos Alayo, Tina Banchero, Elaine Buckholtz, Sarah Bush, Richelle Donigan, Karen Elliot, Lena Gatchalian, Krissy Keefer, Kira Maria Kirsch, Jose Navarrete, Folawole Oyinlola, Rajendra Serber, and Sonya Smith

Feb 6 2009

Ernesto Bazan / UC Berkeley

Posted in Culture by Skye

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I am a big fan of the UC Berkeley J-School photojournalism department. The department organizes excellent and compelling exhibits.
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ERNESTO BAZAN
Photographs-CUBA
You are cordially invited to an opening reception and book signing followed by a public lecture with the photographer U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
February 20th

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Ernesto Bazan has been photographing the changing lives of Cubans since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has been awarded many photographic prizes including among others; a grant from the Mother Jones Fund for International Photography(1995);two fellowships, one from the Alicia Patterson Foundation (1997) and the Guggenheim Foundation (2000); the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (1997); the W. Eugene Smith grant (1998); and a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism (2000).

Reception and Book Signing 6:00-7:00 J-school Library
Public Lecture 7:00-8:30 Room 105
U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
(corner of Hearst & Euclid)

&

A Master Workshop with Ernesto Bazan
February 21st & 22nd early enrollment suggested
Organized by Fotovision

This will be a very intense workshop where we will explore the many aspects of bringing a group of coherent and consistent photographs together. We will learn more about the photographer’s approach, his or her framing, his or her intentions, his or her ability to discern from the flow of life in the attempt, often vain, to extract its essence. We will critically analyze several important photographic books pointing out what makes them special and also underscoring the causes of the lowering of tension within the book created by many factors among which the inclusion of less powerful images, the wrong pairing of images and bad graphic choices.

Feb 4 2009

4th Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) International Conference on Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization

Posted in Culture by Skye

Announcement

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4th Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) International Conference on Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization

Abuja, Nigeria (August 3-8, 2009)
Professor Obioma Nnaemeka, Convener
E-mail: waadconf@iupui.edu; website: http://www.waadconf.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

BACKGROUND
For over a decade, the WAAD conferences have provided the space for researchers, students, policy makers, activists, women and men of different races, religious persuasions and ideological leanings to engage in vigorous and fruitful debates on issues relating to women in Africa and the African Diaspora. The first WAAD conference held in Nsukka, a small university town in rural Nigeria, gathered over
700 researchers, activists, policy makers, and students from five continents. The conference generated ten-volume proceedings of over 200 original papers and saw the beginning of the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS). The second WAAD conference, held in Indianapolis (USA) in 1998, gathered hundreds of participants from 35 countries and 48 national and international organizations. The third conference in Madagascar was equally very well attended. The WAAD conference has succeeded in putting in place forward-looking strategies for continuing its work—it maintains a global network and has published three volumes of selected papers.

THEME (Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization)

The 4th WAAD interdisciplinary conference will provide opportunities for constituencies inside and outside the academy—researchers, academicians, practitioners, policy makers, professionals, and students from various disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, professional schools, etc.—to discuss the education of women and girls in Africa and the African Diaspora and explore its relationship to sustainable development in a rapidly globalizing, complex world. How can the acquisition of different forms of knowledge guarantee women’s participation in ensuring that today’s growth does not jeopardize the growth and possibilities of future generations and that “development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”? What role would indigenous knowledge play in women’s participation? In disciplinary terms, the conference will examine the central role the arts and humanities can and must play in the global knowledge economy and their relevance to development discourses and practice. How can humanistic studies dialogue with scientific studies in addressing global issues such as social and environmental justice, gender/social inequality and knowledge gap,20and education for 21st century
global citizenship?

SUBTHEMES
Autobiographies and Biographies
Capacity-building and Leadership
Civil Society, NGOs and Transnational Activism
Creativity (Oral & Written Traditions), Artistic Expressions and Development
Curricular Development and Reform
Democratization and Women’s Participation
Educating against War and Militarization
Volunteerism, Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship
Education Policy, Teacher Education, and National Development
Energy, Mineral Wealth and National Security
Engendering the Disciplines
Entrepreneurship and Small/Medium-size Businesses
Feminist/Womanist Interventions
Gendered Inequalities and Access to Education
Gendered Spaces and the Diaspora Question
Global Financial Institutions and Women in Developing Countries
Health, Medical Sciences and Health Education
Gendered Violence, Human Rights and Social Justice
Libraries and Archives
Mobilization and Transnational Social Movements
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture, and Food Security
Preserving the Environment, Saving Our Planet
Religion, Culture, and Indigenous Knowledge
Skills-Training and Economic Independence
Communications, Technology and the Digital Divide
The Economy and Global Capital
The Humanities, Development, and Globalization
Understanding Gender and Global Africa
Women in Higher Education: Research, Teaching and Administration
Youth Engaging Development Strategies

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Forms for paper, panel, roundtable and workshop proposals are available on the conference website: www.waadconf.org. Click on “Proposals.” Send as e-mail attachments the completed proposal form, abstract and curriculum vitae (as Word documents) by MARCH 15, 2009 to the Convener at waadconf@iupui.edu. Selected papers will be published.

REGISTRATION
Registration form and fee schedule are available at the conference website: www.waadconf.org. Click on “Registration.” All presenters whose proposals have been accepted must pre-register by APRIL 15, 2009 for their names to appear on the conference program.

CONTACT
Professor Obioma Nnaemeka, Convener
2009 WAAD Conference
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Indiana University
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Phone: 317-278-2038; Fax: 317-278-7375
E-mail: waadconf@iupui.edu; Website: www.waadconf.org

Feb 4 2009

4th Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) International Conference on Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization (and Call for Papers)

Posted in Culture, Events by Skye

Announcement

nigerian-flag-pink-triangle

 4th Women in Africa and the African Diaspora (WAAD) International Conference on Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization

Abuja, Nigeria (August 3-8, 2009)
Professor Obioma Nnaemeka, Convener
E-mail: waadconf@iupui.edu; website: http://www.waadconf.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

BACKGROUND
For over a decade, the WAAD conferences have provided the space for researchers, students, policy makers, activists, women and men of different races, religious persuasions and ideological leanings to engage in vigorous and fruitful debates on issues relating to women in Africa and the African Diaspora. The first WAAD conference held in Nsukka, a small university town in rural Nigeria, gathered over
700 researchers, activists, policy makers, and students from five continents. The conference generated ten-volume proceedings of over 200 original papers and saw the beginning of the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS). The second WAAD conference, held in Indianapolis (USA) in 1998, gathered hundreds of participants from 35 countries and 48 national and international organizations. The third conference in Madagascar was equally very well attended. The WAAD conference has succeeded in putting in place forward-looking strategies for continuing its work—it maintains a global network and has published three volumes of selected papers.

THEME (Education, Gender & Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization)

The 4th WAAD interdisciplinary conference will provide opportunities for constituencies inside and outside the academy—researchers, academicians, practitioners, policy makers, professionals, and students from various disciplines in the  humanities, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, professional schools, etc.—to discuss the education of women and girls in Africa and the African Diaspora and explore its relationship to sustainable development in a rapidly globalizing, complex world. How can the acquisition of different forms of knowledge guarantee women’s participation in ensuring that today’s growth does not jeopardize the growth and possibilities of future generations and that “development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”? What role would indigenous knowledge play in women’s participation? In disciplinary terms, the conference will examine the central role the arts and humanities can and must play in the global knowledge economy and their relevance to development discourses and practice. How can humanistic studies dialogue with scientific studies in addressing global issues such as social and environmental justice, gender/social inequality and knowledge gap,20and education for 21st century
global citizenship?

SUBTHEMES
Autobiographies and Biographies
Capacity-building and Leadership
Civil Society, NGOs and Transnational Activism
Creativity (Oral & Written Traditions), Artistic Expressions and Development
Curricular Development and Reform
Democratization and Women’s Participation
Educating against War and Militarization
Volunteerism, Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship
Education Policy, Teacher Education, and National Development
Energy, Mineral Wealth and National Security
Engendering the Disciplines
Entrepreneurship and Small/Medium-size Businesses
Feminist/Womanist Interventions
Gendered Inequalities and Access to Education
Gendered Spaces and the Diaspora Question
Global Financial Institutions and Women in Developing Countries
Health, Medical Sciences and Health Education
Gendered Violence, Human Rights and Social Justice
Libraries and Archives
Mobilization and Transnational Social Movements
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture, and Food Security
Preserving the Environment, Saving Our Planet
Religion, Culture, and Indigenous Knowledge
Skills-Training and Economic Independence
Communications, Technology and the Digital Divide
The Economy and Global Capital
The Humanities, Development, and Globalization
Understanding Gender and Global Africa
Women in Higher Education: Research, Teaching and Administration
Youth Engaging Development Strategies

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Forms for paper, panel, roundtable and workshop proposals are available on the conference website: www.waadconf.org. Click on “Proposals.” Send as e-mail attachments the completed proposal form, abstract and curriculum vitae (as Word documents) by MARCH 15, 2009 to the Convener at waadconf@iupui.edu. Selected papers will be published.

REGISTRATION
Registration form and fee schedule are available at the conference website: www.waadconf.org. Click on “Registration.” All presenters whose proposals have been accepted must pre-register by APRIL 15, 2009 for their names to appear on the conference program.

CONTACT
Professor Obioma Nnaemeka, Convener
2009 WAAD Conference
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Indiana University
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Phone: 317-278-2038; Fax: 317-278-7375
E-mail: waadconf@iupui.edu; Website: www.waadconf.org

Jan 27 2009

The Mozambique Gospel Concert (Oakland, CA)

Posted in Culture, Events by Skye

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When:
Saturday @ 6:00 pm
January 31st, 2009
Doors open at 5:45 pm.

Where:
The Grand Avenue Church
278 Grand Avenue (Near Harrison)
Oakland, CA

What:
The Mozambique Gospel Concert Top Bay Area gospel acts will be coming together to raise money for the people of Mozambique, Africa Event MC, Pastor Dexter Thomas from the Island of Trinidad. Brazilian style food and refreshments will be available during the Event. So come hungry!

Cost:
$10 at the door
Children under 12 and seniors over 70 pay only $5.00