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Chicago: Special Events for 2002
For more information on the following events, contact
5650 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
- Social Justice
"When Love Goes Wrong:"
Dealing with Partner Violence
Wednesday, February 19th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 pm
- BLACK LIGHT
Calling All Poets, Singers, Performers & Lovers of the Arts!
Saturday, February 22nd, 7 pm - 10 pm.
African Ancestral Lesbians
United for Societal Change, Inc.
Formerly Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Women, Inc.
111 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Call: 718-596-0342, Ext. 32
“Daughters of the Dust”
directed by Julie Dash
epic that chronicles a few generations of an
African-American family living off the coast of South
Carolina in the Gullah Islands during the Civil War era,
and of how they come together one day in 1902 to
celebrate their ancestors before some of them leave for
the North. The film is narrated by a child not yet
born, and ancestors already dead also seem to be as
present as the living. The film deals with not only
slavery but the relative freedom given to Africans to
work their own land on the islands. It took Ms. Dash 10
years to get it made, and the script is loosely based on
her family's history.
AALUSC'S Open Mike and Poetry Slam
Thursday, March 13, 2003
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for an evening of spoken word and rhythm.
Tonight we share our stories, thoughts and dreams with
each other. Come read completed works,
work-in-progress or just listen. This is an open call
to all you writers out there to join us for the poetry
slam. The registration is $5 and the winner will
receive a cash prize. Suggested $5 donation.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
208 West 13th Street, NYC
For more info call 718-596-0342 ext. 32.
Post Office Box 10863
Oakland, CA 94610-0863
1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #190,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Please e-mail us at
for more information, or to be placed on our online or postal
mail mailing lists!
P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
Support Group for Black Lesbians of All Ages
Do you feel burdened by unrealized potential?
Redefining, Rediscovering and Articulating Career Goals And
Reconnecting with Self: Staying Encouraged and Becoming your
Best and Highest Self.
Every Second Sunday: ZAMI offers a new support group for
Black Lesbians of all ages.
Facilitator: Barbara Gibson
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 4-6 pm
Place: Youth Pride Center
302 East Howard, Decatur, GA
A few short blocks from Downtown Decatur
For more info: 404 370-1392
Drum Sista: A ZAMI Drum Circle
The drumming circle is open to all lesbians of color and meets
every 2nd and 4th Sunday at YouthPride Center.
New Support Group for Black Lesbians of All Ages
Starting, Sunday, Aug. 11, every Second Sunday, ZAMI offers a
new support group for Black Lesbians of all ages. Want to
ZUNA 2003 NBLC Conference
April 11-13, 2003
Los Angeles, CA
INSTITUTE, OAKLAND, CA (10/11/2002)
Zuna Institute presents their Bi-Annual National Black Lesbian
The National Black
Lesbian Conference (NBLC) is being held at the Radisson Hotel
Los Angeles Westside in Culver City, California on April 11-13,
2003. Zuna Institute received a proposal from women in Los
Angeles requesting that the next NBLC conference be held in
their city. We are happy to say that with the support of the
Los Angeles community, we are in progress to another powerful
The weekend will
consist of workshops, strategy sessions, vendors, networking,
and an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of our community as
well as learn about organizations or individuals around the
country that support black lesbian’s.
If you are
interested in being a sponsor, vendor, workshop presenter,
entertainer, or other capacity, contact Zuna Institute before
November 1, 2003.
Zuna Institute is located in Oakland, CA.
Our mailing address is 6114 LaSalle Ave #527,
Oakland, CA 94611.
information will be available on the organization’s web site,
Events -- General
* These gigs feature Sweet Honey In
The Rock AND Toshi Reagon and Big Lovely
31: Monday, 4:00 p.m.
A 300 Auditorium, Charlestown, MA
5: Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Rich Forum, Stamford, CT
Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH
11: Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Springfest, Brooklyn, NY
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Community College/Meramec
University of the Ozarks
National Women's Music
Mainstage, Emens Auditorium
Women's Music Festival
Tomboy Girl Fest
Alliant Energy Expo Hall
12pm - 10pm
Coming March 2003 at the Brooklyn Arts
A Theatre Piece by Imani Henry
Special Event of Queer Performers of Color
Curated by Imani Henry
Fri, Sat 28-29
Where it all started .....
B4T @ BAX
the DEBUT of Imani Henry's new performance piece "The Strong go
B4T is a smart, funny, and moving multi-media
theatre piece that explores race, sexuality and gender
expression through the lives of three Black, masculine,
For More Info:
"The Black Out"
Dinah Shore Weekend March 28th ~30th
Reserve your rooms now and save!!!!
Shore for more info!!
FOR MORE INFO CALL CABRINI @
For More Information Visit:
Just Want to Have Fun"
All Lesbian Group Cruise
July 26-31, 2003
Western Caribbean Cruise
Enjoy a week of fun and excitement while you cruise
the beautiful and majestic seas aboard the Carnival Fun Ship the
“Sensation” all in the company of beautiful Lesbian womyn. On
this cruise you will visit the sun-worshipping beautiful island
of Cozumel which is known for its beautiful beaches, colorful
bargain-filled shops and a scenic seaside esplanade. We will
also visit the Grand Cayman Islands where you can see and
experience a gorgeous Seven Mile Beach and much more!!!
Lesbians from all over the USA will be sailing the
beautiful Western Caribbean Seas!!!
Visit our website at
There you can register and find out the fantastic details
of your cruise package!!!
Please take advantage of the "Early Bird Special"
Friends 4 Life
"Come Travel With Us"
Gay Travel at its Best
P.O. Box 5564
Cary, NC 27512
The Premiere Mid-Atlantic
Womyn of Color & Many Cultures
An Event for Womyn of all Ages,
June 6-8 2003
a restful, blissful, & Spirit-filled weekend in a safe, all
womyn's space where there are fabulous performances of poetry,
dance, & music by performers both locally and nationally know.
There will be great workshops on natural health and healing
techniques; yoga & meditation & drumming. There will be fire
circles; canoeing on a private spring mountain lake; hiking on
the private trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia;
swimming in an Olympic swimming pool; delicious homemade
vegetarian meals; basketball, volleyball, & tennis courts to
play on and much, much more This will be YEAR 5, and each year
we average between 250 - 400 womyn from all parts of the United
States, Canada, England, and beyond. All Women Are
Welcomed To Attend.
P.O. Box [TBA]
Washington, DC [TBA]
To Register: http://www.geocities.com/sistahsummerfest/registration.html
If you are unable to print the page,
Reg Form for
a downloadable form.
2003 National Women's Music Festival:
The Year of the B.A.D. Girls!
on the campus of Ball State University
in Muncie, Indiana
"B.A.D." girls? We intend to give new definitions to the meaning
of this patriarchal term and claim it as our own powerful
rallying cry! Each month between now and next year's festival,
we'll give you a new definition so that by the time you arrive
at NWMF next year, you'll be well versed in how to be B.A.D.
This month's definition of B.A.D. is Bold And Defiant:
B.A.D. girls break the rules - and then make new rules!
B.A.D. girls are out to change the world!
B.A.D. girls pave the way for their daughters!
Mark your calendar, submit your vacation request, tell all your
friends, and spread the word any way you can: Join us and be as
B.A.D. as you can be in 2003!
Festival and Mainstage Producer
National Women's Music Festival
P.O. Box 1427
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1427
Renaissance Productions & Valerie Papaya
Mann Invite you to journey with us to: GHANA, AFRICA
August 14th - 25th, 2003. Join me and a
multigenerational, multicultural group of women as we
journey together to Ghana, Africa to reclaim, rebuild,
renew and reflect on African heritage. Limited to 32
travelers, this 10-day, All-Inclusive trip is bargain
priced at: $2299.00* (double occupancy).
- Roundtrip airfare direct/nonstop from JFK
Airport, New York to Accra, Ghana, West Africa on Ghana
Airlines. Return to BWI (Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport)
- Extensive intra-country travel
- Two Lavish and nutritious meals per day
(Full breakfast daily & 4-course dinner African and
- Safely and professionally escorted by a
trained bonded and licensed reputable tour guide at all times
- Prepaid entry fees to all monumental sites,
- Visit an authentic African Village and
participate in a traditional naming ceremony
- Stay in 4-5 star Full-service Hotels, most
located on beautiful sandy beaches. All hotels have air-
conditioned room, private bath, cable TV, telephone,
restaurants and swimming pools
- Full day Cruise on the beautiful Volta
River includes a live High Life Band and dancing, complete
with a traditional African full dinner buffet
- Exclusive planned audience with Akwamu
- Shop in Wood Carving, Kente, Crafts and
Clothing Villages, buy direct from the artist
- Cultural Arts Show with a traditional
African Feast and fascinating entertainment
- Travel by land in an air-conditioned coach
bus with clean rest room facilities
- Visit National Parks and Historical Sites
- Visit the Artist Alliance Gallery and the
world-renowned Creative Casket Makers (unusual shapes and
- Visit Ghana University, meet with scholars
from all over Africa and the World
- Meet with officials from the Boards of
Trade & Tourism
Announcement For More Info)
Thursday, August 14th thru
Saturday, August 23rd
Details about the trip are coming soon.
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