"Charity is commendable, everyone should be charitable. But Justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don't go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth, justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.
Faith-based charity provides crumbs from the table; faith-based justice offers a place at the table"
~Bill Moyers

Saturday, February 16, 2008

International Women of Color Day Celebration Events


International Women of Color Day SF Bay Area/Sacramento Celebration Events

"Women of Color Light Up the World"
The International Association for Women of Color Day was
established to promote the commemoration of
Women of Color Day March 1st, annually and world wide.

Annual Sacramento Community Diversity Event Becomes Northern California Women of Color Day/Diversity Event

CONTACT: Suzanne Brooks

International Association for Women of Color Day

3325 Northrop Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864

(916) 483-9804 Email: IAWOCDAY@AOL.COM

Website: http://www.womenofcolorday.com

For immediate release: January February 15, 2008

Awards to Outstanding Women of Color and Men, Women & Organizations (of any ethnic group) supporting diversity: Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 4pm to 8 pm, Country Club Events Center, 2600 Watt Avenue, Sacramento,. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at door. $5 for children under 12.

2008 is 22nd year since the founding of Women of Color Day.

This year's theme: Honoring Ancestors, Remebering Heritage

2008 Honorees include:
.Gilda Baeza Ortego, Silver City, NM; Sra. Marisa de Leon, Eugene, OR; Summer Hill, Clovis; Mother Ruth Jones, Oakland, CA; Jennie M. Luna, San Jose; Dorinda Moreno, San Francisco Bay Area; Martha A. Rodriguez, San Francisco; Cordia Wade, Sacramento; Dr. Pat Washington, San Diego;. Brenda Elenes, Las Vegas, NV; Gabrielle Wilson, KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley; Dr. David Covin, Sacramento; Physicians For Social Responsibility, Sacramento; John L. Sullivan Auto Group, Roseville.

The 2008 event is co-sponsored by the University of California Davis and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Supporters include Cosumnes River College, Women's Health Specialists, Dr. Glenn Middleton (dentist); California NOW; K.I.N.K.S., International; Television CBS13/CW31; Sacramento Monarchs/Maloof Organization.

The program includes a reception with live entertainment by The Jazz Generation, Sacramento based ensemble, which will present a promo video of its "Great Women of Jazz" show and a surprise--a new, young, exciting band from the Bay area releasing a brand new CD.

To advertise in Souvenir Program Booklet, and for Sponsorships, Vendor/Exhibitor tables, and Tickets: Email: iawocday@aol.com or call (916) 483-9804. See website: http://www.womenofcolorday.com for ad rates and former honorees. Visa/Mastercard accepted.

Women of Color Day has been celebrated in 20 states and 5 other countries


Dear CoMadres:

Hoping everything is wonderful for you on that side of the bay, I am sharing with you the menu of events planned for the Woman's Day week! here in The Mission nuestro cuartel/headquarters from which we emit these notions of transformation into the atmosphere!


Dear community this March is going to be inspiring in the Mission as we start the month with a series of activities that celebrate Women's day in a very new and exciting way!

We begin on Sunday March 2 at Dance Mission Theater on 24th and Mission (across the st. from BART) wit INMANCENCIA a performagic ceremony to awaken the sacred in our daily lives, this performance is a collaboration with dancers, improvisers, performance artists, astrologists, musicians and healers.

We will bring our bodies into current astrological time and assess the challenges of this new time, dissolve the obstacles that obscure our vision and transmute energies into fertilizer for the earth.
All these metaphors will be sang, performed, prayed, danced, we will create an altar of food which audience and performers together will feast on at the end of the show. We ask all participants to continue to be in touch with the intentions of this evening by keeping a candle, a daily prayer, a sacred gesture that would allow the new seeds to be planted in the new moon.

MARCH 7TH LIMPIAS DE LUNA NEGRA...from noon to 5 pm healers, drummers and performers get together in the corner of Mission and 16th Street for one of the sweetest community offerings we organize. Everything that happens here is organic and very sacred. Mixcoatl Mexika Dance will break ground, healers Luis vazquez Gomez, Denzal Santana, Jorge Molina and MamaCoAtl will offer blessings, healing, clearing, smudge, copal, fresh water, drums..to all who gravitate in this area. This Limpia has been very successful in previous years and it is most auspicious astrologically.
THAT NIGHT MamaCoAtl and Pepa Quiroga will pay tribute to LA MUJERES EN SU LUNA, this is a fun concert to play with all those concepts that have become politically incorrect like the act of "parir", "cocinar", "parrandear". We will speak the unspeakable like PMS, indigenosity, irreverence, this concert will be held at L's Cafe* which is woman owned and operated by hermanitas Lozano, and it will be so much FUN!

We end up the week on March 8th International Woman's Day at galeria de la Raza with our Spoken Word event LA ULTIMA PALABRA...if yours was the last word...what would it say...

Speakers in the House are Avotja, Kiya Traber (youth speaks), Susana Aragon, CoMothered by Leticia Hernandez Linares & MamaCoAtl.

Please help us spread the word, lets place this beautiful meals in the public eye so we can all get nourished.

Much gratitude for your collaboration in placing this events in community calendars and on the air!

Solidarity & Artivism
415 632 0330

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi

* L's Caffe - Category: Coffee & Tea - Neighborhood: The Mission
2871 24th Street (between Bryant St & Florida St) - San Francisco, CA 94110 - (415) 206-0274 www.lscaffe.net

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