If you can be in Portland from April 12-14th, this sounds like an awesome gig.
If you’re interested in being involved with OUT//LOUD QUEER WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL, send us a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be able to meet tons of Queer lady performers from around the U.S. and boost your fundraising and outreaching skills. Last year we brought Andrea Gibson, Nina Sky, Tender Forever, Las Krudas, and more. If you’ve got the time, we’d really appreciate the help :)
SAPPHO BAKE SALE outside the duckstore Monday, January 14th from 10-4.
Come support the Queer Women’s Discussion Group and enjoy some creatively crafted cookies :)
Audre Lorde: Why she kicks ass
- She was a Caribbean-American poet and activist; one of her main initiatives was to confront issues of racism in feminist thought.
- In 1971 she came out as a lesbian; her writings and lectures reflected her concern for the oppressed: women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities.
- Her poerty was published regularly throughout the 1960s, you can find some of her poetry here.
- In 1980 she co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U.S. publisher for women of colour.
- She was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.
- Audre Lorde identified issues of class, race, age, gender and health, as being fundamental to the female experience, arguing that although the gender difference has received all the focus, these other differences are also essential and must be recognised and addressed (this can be related to intersectionality).
Quote: “The answer to cold is heat, the answer to hunger is food. But there is no simple monolithic solution to racism, to sexism, to homophobia. There is only the conscious focusing within each of my days to move against them, wherever I come up against these particular manifestations of the same disease.”
Just to expand on the description, SAPPHO meets in order to give Queer Ladies (and non-queer and non-ladies) a safe space to talk about their lives/experiences/beliefs/feelings/thoughts. Discussion topics range from “How was midterms for everyone?” to “What are your thoughts on ‘passing’?”.
SAPPHO intentionally is not a place where you will be encouraged to make posters for a cause or sign up to volunteer anywhere. This place is for YOU, and a place to relax and decompress from your obligations at other groups and and schoolwork.
I highly encourage y’all to check it out at least once. Our Kick-off will be towards the end of Week 2.