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POC Zine Project at the FINAL FEMINIST BBQ (POC ONLY) August 26!

We’re cross-posting the announcement here:

FEMINIST BBQ # 5 – POWER TO THE QTPOC – AUGUST 26th – RED CLOVER COLLECTIVE (603 E. 30th Street) – 6pm

It’s our final bbq of the summer and it’s for women and trans* people of color only! The run-down:

ANTONIA RANDOLPH’s presentation will explore the relationships between masculinity, queerness, hip-hop, and the music industry. Hip-hop is often represented as a space of unmitigated heterosexist masculinity—what are some of the ways rappers relationships with each other (Lil’ Wayne and Birdman) and their music (Lil’ B’s “I’m Gay”) complicate this narrative?

BEAN (Sine Hwang Jensen) will delight us with her FINAL musical performance before a (hopefully brief!) hiatus. Sine is a spectacularly multi-talented multi-instrumentalist whose dream-inspired music spans genres and eludes description. Hear her for yourself!

CHELSEY KING will discuss a history of queerness in north east and southern Afrika and tensions between some forms of afro-centric thought and the reality of Black same gender loving and trans* and queer folks. What do the legacy of European colonialism, coupled with the contemporary relationship Black (specifically African American) people have with their sexuality and/or gender identities and their communities have to do with one another? How can we talk about these relationships without falling into traps set by systems of white supremacy, misogyny, and heterosexism?

With MONICA YORKMAN will performing her  poetry and DANIELA CAPISTRANO, who will speak about the POC zine project, (http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/) coming to Baltimore Oct. 6th!

As always we’ll be meeting at the Red Clover Collective to break ice & eat FREE FOOD w/ gluten free and vegan options, child care, (please rsvp if you can so we can anticipate the # of kids!) and music.

This event is closed to cis men (male assigned at birth & male identified) and white people.

And contact us with your ideas for the bbqs: bmoresummercamp@googlegroups.com
xoxoxoxo

Daniela had a great time at the last FEMINIST BBQ in Baltimore, where she live-tweeted at the event (#FeministBBQ from @poczineproject). She truly appreciated Rachel from Hoax Zine and her partner hosting her while she was in town.

Additionally, Daniela was thrilled to finally meet up with some of the MOONROOT collective folks, especially Sine, who is helping POC Zine Project work out the details for our Oct 6 tour date in Baltimore.

Daniela had her first poc-only experience at APOCalypse, a radical poc convergence in New Orleans, last month. She had a life-changing experience connecting with an inspiring group of POC folks from across the country. She thinks it’s important to create safe spaces like these for POC and was touched by how much the white allies in NOLA helped make a poc-only event possible.

Daniela will be live-tweeting again from Baltimore on August 26, using #FeministBBQ.

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POC Zine Project @ Baltimore Feminist BBQ Series Sunday 8.12.12!

Daniela, founder of POC Zine Project, will be attending the Baltimore Feminist BBQ Series today (August 12) to have fun, learn more about Baltimore’s DIY, activist and zine communities and connect with cool folks.

The Baltimore tour stop for the POC Zine Project tour is October 6, so Daniela is looking forward to meeting new poc zinesters and allies in Baltimore today!

Follow @poczineproject on Twitter if you’d like to see Daniela’s livetweets from the Baltimore Feminist BBQ, which is from 6-10pm. 

Suzy X, part of Shady Hawkins (a band performing at our Oct 7 DIY show in NYC), will be presenting at the BBQ series today. We can’t wait for notes from that! 

 IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU: blogger Suzy X. examines the rugged individualism so prevalent in mainstream feminist politics today. From Slutwalk and sex positivity, to the defense of reproductive rights, and to the liberal aspirations of Having It All™, she believes one of the setbacks of feminism today is the narrow interpretation of “the personal is political,” that prioritizes a focus on the individual over intersectional and collective organizing.http://suzy-x.tumblr.com/

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About the BBQ Series

This summer, the Baltimore Feminist Reading Group will host a series of chillzone BBQs open to women and trans ppl. Each BBQ will feature presentations and performances, free food, andprovide a space to meet each other, discuss feminism, and hang out. Topics will include transfeminism, reproductive justice, prison abolition, sex positivity, and more. Come party/eat/chat with us!

Each BBQ will take place from 6-10pm at the Red Clover Collective House, at 603 E 30th Street. Childcare provided.

The dates are:

July 29th – BODIES IN BALANCE
August 26th – BBQ open to women and trans* POC only!!
If you are interested in performing or presenting at one of our BBQs, or if you’d like to get involved in planning, please get in touch 
→bmorereadinggroup @ gmail.com ♥
This BBQ series was made possible with the support of the Research Associate’s Foundation.

ZINE SPOTLIGHT: MOONROOT issue 2 NOW AVAILABLE online!

moonroot:

Open publication - Free publishing - More api

MOONROOT issue 2, MOONROUTES is availabe on issuu, y’all!

We <3 the folks behind MOONROOT so much! Here’s the description for MOONROUTES:

"MOONROOT is an ongoing collective project about race, gender, and bodies. It is an evolving experiment in deep, loving community-building among self-identified womyn, trans*, and/or genderqueer persons of Asian descent (whether East Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, hapa or mixed) living in diaspora, across borders and geographies. We believe that because our multiple and intersecting identities often render us invisible and misrepresented (even within our own communities), reclaiming our voices is a radical act of love and recognition."

If you want to order print versions of MOONROOT, here is their contact info:

E-mail: moonrootzine (at) gmail (dot) com
Facebook: /moonrootzine
Tweet: @moonrootzine

You can also contribute to MOONROOT by subscribing. Consider (if you have the founds) being a sustaining donor!

We’re looking forward to connecting with MOONROOT folks during our Oct. 6 Baltimore tour date, and at this Sunday’s Feminist BBQ Series!

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Sunday, August 12th at 6 pm at the Red Clover Collective (603 E. 30th Street)Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) will present an overview of their work on dismantling racism. https://sites.google.com/site/baltoracialjustice/homeElvis Bakaitis will present Queers in history! We know they were *there,* so where were they? Come and find out about the magic of 19th century “romantic friendships,” and the awesome queer blues singers of the 1920’s &amp; ’30s. We’ll also take a look at the state of queer historical archives today, and how some institutions hide or conceal information, making for a strange ambiguity about queerness. How do we want to portray and remember queer history, and how are those narratives taking shape? 
Elvis Bakaitis is a Brooklyn-based zinester and future librarian. In 2012, they co-organized the NYC Feminist Zinefest, and has given talks on queer history at Rutgers University, the Hedrick-Martin Institute (home of Harvey Milk High School), Kearny High School in New Jersey, and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore. They also facilitate the monthly feminist bookclub at Bluestockings Bookstore.Suzy X. will present IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU: blogger Suzy X. examines the rugged individualism so prevalent in mainstream feminist politics today. From Slutwalk and sex positivity, to the defense of reproductive rights, and to the liberal aspirations of Having It All™, she believes one of the setbacks of feminism today is the narrow interpretation of “the personal is political,” that prioritizes a focus on the individual over intersectional and collective organizing.http://suzy-x.tumblr.com/As always we’ll be meeting at the Red Clover Collective to break ice &amp; eat FREE FOOD w/ gluten free and vegan options, child care, (please rsvp if you can so we can anticipate the # of kids!) and music.These events are closed to cis-men (male assigned at birth &amp; male identified).Check us out: http://bmorefeministbbq.wordpress.com/http://bmorereadinggroup.wordpress.com/And contact us with your ideas for the upcoming bbqs: bmoresummercamp@googlegroups.comxoxoxoxoand thanks to the Research Associates Foundation for making this series possible!

COME TO THIS BMORE FEMINIST BBQ!

i got a ton of unpacking accomplished this past weekend &amp; will prob be able to attend. SO STOKED! and omg nyc friends are coming to baltimore YES!

Woo! We&#8217;ll be there &#8230;

ineffableshe:

hoaxzine:

wordswillnever:


Sunday, August 12th at 6 pm at the Red Clover Collective (603 E. 30th Street)

Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) will present an overview of their work on dismantling racism. https://sites.google.com/
site/baltoracialjustice/home

Elvis Bakaitis will present Queers in history! We know they were *there,* so where were they? Come and find out about the magic of 19th century “romantic friendships,” and the awesome queer blues singers of the 1920’s & ’30s. We’ll also take a look at the state of queer historical archives today, and how some institutions hide or conceal information, making for a strange ambiguity about queerness. How do we want to portray and remember queer history, and how are those narratives taking shape? 

Elvis Bakaitis is a Brooklyn-based zinester and future librarian. In 2012, they co-organized the NYC Feminist Zinefest, and has given talks on queer history at Rutgers University, the Hedrick-Martin Institute (home of Harvey Milk High School), Kearny High School in New Jersey, and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore. They also facilitate the monthly feminist bookclub at Bluestockings Bookstore.

Suzy X. will present IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU: blogger Suzy X. examines the rugged individualism so prevalent in mainstream feminist politics today. From Slutwalk and sex positivity, to the defense of reproductive rights, and to the liberal aspirations of Having It All™, she believes one of the setbacks of feminism today is the narrow interpretation of “the personal is political,” that prioritizes a focus on the individual over intersectional and collective organizing.http://suzy-x.tumblr.com/

As always we’ll be meeting at the Red Clover Collective to break ice & eat FREE FOOD w/ gluten free and vegan options, child care, (please rsvp if you can so we can anticipate the # of kids!) and music.

These events are closed to cis-men (male assigned at birth & male identified).

Check us out: http://bmorefeministbbq.wordpress.com/
http://bmorereadinggroup.wordpress.com/

And contact us with your ideas for the upcoming bbqs: bmoresummercamp@googlegroups.com
xoxoxoxo

and thanks to the Research Associates Foundation for making this series possible!

COME TO THIS BMORE FEMINIST BBQ!

i got a ton of unpacking accomplished this past weekend & will prob be able to attend. SO STOKED! and omg nyc friends are coming to baltimore YES!

Woo! We’ll be there …