Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Call for Papers- Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond

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Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond

A Major Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle
May 12-14, 2011
Call for Proposals

From the Industrial Workers of the World and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to the Black Panthers and the Third World Liberation Front strikes, radical movements embracing and demanding racial justice have figured prominently in the history of the “left coast” of the United States. They have also generated violent responses, including state repression, that reverberated across the United States and around the world.

The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington invite panel and paper proposals on any aspect of race, radicalism, and repression within or somehow related to the Pacific Coast of North America, including linkages to peoples, ideas, and movements across the oceans and continents. We are especially interested in proposals that seek to reorient the study of race and politics in U.S. and world history.

In addition to the conference, the University of Washington Press will publish a collection of essays selected and revised from the conference presentations. George Lipsitz of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address.

All proposals must include a title and an abstract of each presentation (no more than 300 words) and a brief CV of each presenter (no more than two pages). Panel proposals must also include a title and a description of the session (no more than 250 words). Please submit all materials as email attachments (Microsoft Word or pdf) to cspn@uw.edu by September 30, 2010.

More info at UW website.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8th Annual Seattle Race Conference

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8th Annual Seattle Race Conference

Racism and Health Inequities: Eliminating Barriers and Healing Our Communities

Saturday, August 28th, 2010


South Seattle Community College

Brockey Conference Center

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Driving and bus directions can be found at:

Special Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability or language interpretation for yourself or for clients please call (206) 684-4514 by August 13th.

Six clock hours will be available through Seattle Public Schools ($2 per clock hour)


Spero Manson, PhD, (Pembina Chippewa), Distinguished Professor, directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health in the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver. His programs include 8 national centers, entailing research, program development, and training among 102 Native communities, spanning rural, reservation, urban, and village settings.

Ben Danielson, MD, Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Seattle. Dr. Benjamin Danielson joined Seattle Children's Hospital in 1995. He has been the medical director of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Seattle since 1999, and he holds the Janet and Jim Sinegal Endowed Chair for the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. The clinic has been an active part of Seattle's Central District since 1970.

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 Race & Pedagogy Conference

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The 2010 Race & Pedagogy Conference will be held at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma from October 28-30th! More info below-- register before September 15th for a discount!

More Information

Teaching and Learning for Justice: Danger and Opportunity in Our Critical Moment

Building on the success of the 2006 Race and Pedagogy National Conference and the sustained efforts of Puget Sound faculty, staff, students, and community partners, the University of Puget Sound will present its second national conference with the theme “Teaching and Learning for Justice: Danger and Opportunity in Our Critical Moment.”

The conference theme is informed by the notion that history is marked with moments in which action and inaction have determined whether human rights, civil rights, and social justice were advanced or thwarted. The 2010 National Conference will convene a community of learners and teachers to explore subthemes including:

  • The critical moments of possibilities and pitfalls in education, the arts, and society;
  • Innovations in partnerships for educational justice;
  • Dilemmas and new directions in pedagogy about race.

Events for Queer People of Color

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We're doin' it again....

Queer People of Color and Friends
::: All Ages :::
::::: DANCE PARTY :::::

Join QPOC and Friends as we dance, dance, dance from
8pm - midnight
@ Hidmo (2000 S. Jackson)
Saturday, August 21st
$5-$7 requested donation, no one turned away

ALL proceeds benefit the API Safety Center's
Queer Network Program

Brought to you by....
Asian Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center

APIWFSC organizes to create a stronger community of Queer & Ally Asian/Pacific Islanders and People of Color in order to decrease sexual assault, domestic violence, & human trafficking in our communities. We recognize the need to build communities that embrace our full selves, and we exist as a service to you.

If you are concerned about any of these issues, want to learn more or get involved let us know:

Supported by....
The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

The Northwest Network increases our communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, trans, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing, and advocacy.

We provide support and advocacy for LBGT folks of all genders who are surviving intimate/partner and dating violence. We are leather and kink friendly.

*** Please pass on to anyone you think would be interested ***
Hello Queer & Trans People of Color!!!
We are happy to Invite you to

THe EpiC SummEr QTPoC Retreat

AUGUST 20th-22nd, 2010


(on the peninsula) address will be given upon registration

We would love for you to join us for a cooperative rejuvenating and healing weekend. We are pooling our skills and resources to create a time and space for us to recharge.

Our vision includes YOU, your beautiful bodies, brains, and your participation in this lovely weekend extravaganza.

The Deets

Our goal is to be able to provide full and nutritious meals that are nourishing and delicious for the entire weekend. We’ll try to provide organic veggies, gluten-free and dairy-free options. We are outreaching to several local farms and collecting donations. We are also putting a call out for donations from your garden as well as anything else you may be able to contribute. We would especially love your help with teas, honey, agave, and some of the more expensive condiments.

Reiki, guided meditation, yoga, Tarot readings, sound healing, good food, beautiful company, idyllic scenery, jam sessions (bring your musical instruments!), AND whatever else you want to offer that is healing to you. One-on-one healing sessions and group classes will be offered as well as some learn-with-us workshops.

There are 3 Beds, plenty of floor space, and camping space available. We will be providing childcare and organizing rideshares to get people there. There is space for approximately 18 people. Accommodations will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis with ultimate priority given based on ability. We expect that many people will not be able to participate in the whole weekend but please don’t let that stop you from coming. Just let us know what you need and together we can find the best solutions for any situation.

Our intention has been to support each other in taking good care and being well. So please bring yourself, your skills and whatever financial support you can to realize this vision. We are serious about the power of collective healing through learning and experience in community. AND having a goodass time!!!

Please reflect on your resources, time, energy when considering how much to contribute for three days of fabulousness, healing, and skill sharing. Contributions can be: foods, money, skills, energy, conversation, and love. To offset some costs, we’re asking for a donation of $0-30 for the weekend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. So please bring yourself your skills and whatever financial support you can to realize this vision.

RSVP to Christine Guiao at christineguiao@gmail.com, then go and fill out the Doodle survey:
http://doodle.com/pxrqav8iit23syxq. And please indicate any dietary restrictions.