Mar 11 on FM: Global Equality, La Sagrada/The Sacred & Cat Ladies

Hosted by Melissa Chiprin and Christene Kings

globeJoining us is Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor, to the Council for Global Equality. We will be discussing the state department’s recently released report to Congress that examines the human rights record of every country around the world. In terms similar to years past, the report reveals a continued crisis in human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Later, Felicia Montes – a Xicana Indigena artist, activist, academic, community & event hermana-maizorganizer, poet & performer- of the collective Mujeres de Maiz, will be dialoging with us about “La Sagrada/The Sacred,” a month-long series of intercultural, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary art events celebrating their 12th Anniversary and 7th poetry and arts publication, in honor of International Women’s Day, and Women’s Herstory month; With various events, including a live art show performance event, two group art exhibits, a poetry night and self defense workshop presented by Cati de los Rios, a Community Organizer, High School Social Justice Educator and Martial Arts instructor, as well as a “Mujer Mercado/Women’s Artisan Sale” and weekly workshops and vendors all happening throughout March 2009.

And, we will have a conversation with Kristina Wong, a nationally presented solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker about her new show Cat Ladies (the persona of the unmarried woman who hoards cats) and looking at the parallel persona of male pick-up artists. Ms Wong will also illuminate the question has a big railroad track been built over the feminist movement lately.

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