Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It's today, and although I don't have the time tonight to write a post of an real substance, I felt it was important to mention this on the day it is happening. So check out this link to see out the blog entry that Miriam posted to Feministing.com . And if I can find some time, I promise a real blog post written by me, about International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I am on the development committee for The New Gallery. We are having a ornament sale to raise money. I thought I would post the call for submissions here.
Call for Submissions - Holiday Tree Show
Deadline: Wednesday, December 2nd 2009
TNG invites artists to create and donate an ornament for our
second annual Holiday Tree Show. Ornaments can be any
size, shape, medium, message etc. Each ornament will be
shown anonymously on TNG's own evergreen and sold for
$25 to help support the gallery into the new year. Upon
purchasing an ornament, the artist will be revealed! All
submissions are welcome, and charitable tax receipts will be
Submissions can be dropped off at the gallery in the main
level of Eau Claire Market, or mailed to:
P.O. Box 22451, Bankers Hall RPO Calgary, AB T2P 5G7
We look forward to your entries. Thanks for supporting TNG!
The Staff and Board at The New Gallery
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The first draft of the zine it formatted and editing has begun!! HECK YES! We are a bit behind (Most of the submissions I got where a little on the late side) but it be in print by Monday morning. That means that the complementary issues will be sent out Monday as well (all the Alumni member and contributors get a complementary copy) If you are one of these people and I already have your address (or you are still in Calgary and I know where to find you, you will be seeing them very soon, if you aren't in Calgary anymore and you contributed or are just an Alumni, email me your mailing address stat firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime I thought I might share a very cool site I fount. IT is a zine library that offers free PDF's of many different zine (I already downloaded so vegan cooking zines). So check it out.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Last night I had the rare opportunity of catching CJSW feminist radio show, Yeah What she Said on the actual radio (I usually can't listen live and rely on the podcast). The show this week was about Transgender Day of Remembrance, basically a day to remember all the transgender people who have been killed because of transphobia. Queers on Campus, i a club at the University of Calgary are holding some Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies. On the show they said that they would be hosting a tea party, as a comment of on the 'silent T' at the end of GBLTQ (Gay, bisexual, Lesbian Transgendered and Queer). There is also going to be a candle light vigil and a march around campus. I checked out their blog for more info, however it hasn't been updated in a while. The show notes from their appearance on Yeah What She Said are here if you want to check them out.
Just thought I would pass that along.
Monday, November 16, 2009
We’ll meet at 11:00 a.m. in the front of the Art Gallery of Calgary, where we will spend approximately an hour of time looking and discussing the works of Judy Chicago. Admission for the Art Gallery of Calgary is $2.50 for students, and the Glenbow Museum is free for ACAD students. We’ll meet again at 12:15 at the Glenbow Museum entrance for the War Brides exhibit.
We hope to see you there!
Friday, November 13, 2009
We'll be the ones on the comfy seats with the Feminist Book Club sign.
Don't be shy!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Get your Feminist fill tonight with the FBC’s discussion of the first three chapters of Ariel Levy’s book “Female Chauvinist Pigs.” Didn’t have time to read the book? Don’t worry, we want you there anyways!
So be there! 6:00 pm in Annex C of ACAD.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
As most of you already know the FBC is creating a Zine to be sold at the Show and Sale this semester. The topic for this issue is loosely based around the idea for a feminist starter kit, with an anything goes as long as it pertains to feminism type attitude.
There are two ways you can submit to be involved:
· I am looking for articles half a page to a page in lengths; they can be about anything and written in any style. Images are encouraged.
· Also, if you have any ‘best of’s’ for feminist music, movies, literature, art or whatever I would love to take that list off your hands to include in a feature for the zine.
If you are able to submit for either an article or some best of’s send me an email to email@example.com with the submission by Sunday November 15!
Friday, November 6, 2009
The Feminist Book Club wants you to take part in our two-part reading discussion
of Ariel Levy’s book, "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch
The book explores common contemporary perceptions of an “empowered woman”
embracing raunch culture. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of
women as pieces of meat, female chauvinist pigs of today are doing them one
better, making sex objects of other women – and themselves. "Female Chauvinist
Pigs" makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women
have come; it only proves how far they have left to go.
The first reading discussion will take place on Thursday, November 12th at
6:00 pm in Annex C of ACAD (near the library). The book is available through the
Calgary Public Library and at various Chapters locations for $16.00. Please try
and have the first three chapters read for the meeting!
Part two of the reading discussion will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at
12:30, again in Annex C of ACAD.
Everyone is welcome to attend! (Even if you're behind in your readings)
So I hope you’ll come join us!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The first one is on CFUV (U of Victoria’s radio station). It’s called Women on Air, the website is http://cfuv.uvic.ca/women/index.html and if you search women on air in iTunes you will find the feed.
The second one is Fully Engaged Feminist and can also be found by a quick iTunes search.
The Third one is Bitch radio. I know I wrote a post about bitch before, but I didn’t mention the podcasts, which are also really good. You can find the feed by searching “Bitch Media” in iTunes.