Shadow on a Tightrope’s 30th Anniversary Blog Carnival Celebration is today!

In 1983, Aunt Lute published Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression, the first anthology to come out of the Fat Liberation Movement. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking book, and we want to celebrate it with you.

Join us today as fat activists come together and share their thoughts about Shadow on a Tightrope.

Directions to Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi is located between 14th and Duboce, near 16th St/Mission BART; see map below. From the East Bay, take the Bay Bridge to exit 1B, continuing on US 101-N and following the signs to Duboce Ave. Turn left at Valencia, left at Brosnan, and right at Guerrero. From the North Bay, take US [...]

A Simple Revolution Submissions Deadline: August 1st

July 19, 2011 • We want to remind everyone that submissions for our first event for A Simple Revolution: Community Dialogue with Judy Grahn are due a week and a half from now, on August 1st.

Beautiful and Dark

Award-winning Spanish writer Rosa Montero’s sixth bestselling novel is written from the perspective of an orphaned girl living in a derelict neighborhood. Fantasy and magic mix with violence and mystery in this novel’s exploration of the splendor and darkness of life.

New Release: El Mundo Zurdo

El Mundo Zurdo is a compilation of works that were presented at the first meeting in 2007 and first international conference in 2009 of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA). The release of this collection of essays, poetry, and artwork coincides with the SSGA’s second international conference in San Antonio, Texas from November 4-6, 2010.

Lunarchy: Judy Grahn’s poetry is music to our ears

Not only an inspiring and widely influential writer but also a powerful performer, Judy Grahn has been collaborating over the past three years with musician Anne Carol. Together they form the group Lunarchy, blending poetry and music to create a fresh sound all their own. Listen to a sample here.

Teacher at Point Blank

Why would a high school teacher who loves teaching leave school—after half a career in the classroom? Jo Scott-Coe’s Teacher at Point Blank answers this question at a time when concerns about school performance, safety, and teacher attrition are at an all-time and often anxious high.

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