Archive for November, 2007

8th Annual MUSICAL NIGHT IN AFRICA – A Dance for Peace

Events

Don’t Miss the 8th Annual “MUSICAL NIGHT in AFRICA” – A Dance for Peace – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 in BERKELEY with Three Bands, featuring Master Musicians from FELA KUTI, KING SUNNY ADE, and HUGH MASEKELA, colorful costumes and compelling dance rhythms. AN EVENT FOR ALL AGES * * * * * * * * The […]

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Conversation With Lisbet Tellefesen, Sister Comrade Co-Producer

Culture

“The images of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker as lesbian icons tend to be static. I wanted to show images of them as real people.” Lisbet and Skyediver. Oakland, CA USATwo days after my return from Paris, Lisbet Tellefesen–a Sister Comrade co-producer and a long-time friend–dropped by my office for post event chitchat. Lisbet came […]

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VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND (film – San Francisco)

Events

MadCat Women’s International Film Festival co-presents VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND 12:00 noon, Sunday, November 18th, Roxie Theater, San Francisco Admission: $9 Director: Meena Nanji Country: USA (2006) Running Time: 80 min, Color / B&W, DV English, Dari, Pashto with English subtitles Three remarkable Afghan refugee women (a doctor, a teacher and a women’s […]

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Dispatch #11 – New Questions for Feminists (Paris, France)

Dispatches

My introduction to French feminist writers in the mid-1980s began as a personal search for alternative feminist perspectives to white American feminist writing. Interestingly, my quest led me to the metaphorical kitchen table of women of color feminist discourse and activism. This eventually led to my initiation into Black lesbian feminist activism. The seemingly outrageousness […]

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Dispatch #10 – Cineaffable: Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival

Dispatches

Being visible is about letting others see us. It is also about seeing ourselves, being aware of our strength and using it. We don’t have to ask for the right to exist if we are already here! We are what we show ourselves to be, alone or in a couple, in private places or public […]

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Upcoming in Skyeview . . .

Culture

Initially, I was distressed to discover I had a schedule conflict that would prevent me from attending Sister Comrade a tribute to ancestors Pat Parker and Audre Lorde in Oakland. A nice consolation for me is that while in Paris I will attend the Cineaffable Festival. My festival pick is the Hommage à Prathiba Parmar. […]

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