Friday March 5, 2010 BBlyss presents 1st Fridays
Saturday March 20, 2010 WCF Sappho Salon and CFW LLC present Elana Dykewoman and Jenny Brier
Tuesday in March
come out to POW-WOW
The 1st Annual
POW-WOW She Slam Competition
with a fierce line-up of celebrity judges
12 women per night will compete to be 1-3 for a battle of winner takes all in the finals for the $500 prize
Prelims will take place
at Jeffrey Pub
7041 S Jefferey
Tuesday March 9th - 6:30 - 8 PM
firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
College or University___________________
Preliminary Tuesday you can compete in (x one)
(please be advised that the date you select is not guaranteed but will make every conssession to do so - only 12 poets a Tuesday will be in that preliminary)
Finals will take place at a space on the southside to be determined
March 30, 2010
7 - 10 PM
Rules and Guidelines
How many poems do I need to win?
1) You need at least 5 poems. Prelims are a 2,3,” slam, so each poet must prepare a two-minute poem and a three-minute poem.
2) Repeats are NOT allowed during the competition. If you make it to the finals, all poems have to be pieces not performed in the preliminaries.
2) The top twelve poets advance to the finals. The thirteenth poet is designated the calibration poet. All poems in the finals are three minute poems. No poems may be repeats from earlier in the tournament.
3) All twelve finalists read, the top seven move to the second round.
4)All seven poets read another poem and the top four go to the final round.
5) The four read one more poem and the high score of that round is the 1st Annual POW-WOW, She Slam Winner.
6) If there is a tie between the top two poets, they read one more poem in a sudden death match. Judges indicate which poet they prefer and the champion is crowned.
Screening of Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project
You've probably heard of Matthew Shepard, but you may have never heard of Sakia Gunn. Sakia was a 15 year old out and proud young woman from New Jersey who identified as an "aggressive" homosexual woman of color. She was stabbed to death in 2003 by one of the two much older men whose sexual advances she rebuffed that night.
Affinity is proud to be screening the documentary "Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project" by Chas Brack. The documentary follows the reaction of the Newark community where several rallies and vigils were held, galvanizing the community and prompting several LGBT organizations to form, including the Newark Pride Alliance and Sakia Gunn Aggressives & Femmes, as well as a scholarship fund in her name. May 23, the day Sakia was murdered, was declared by the city of Newark's Mayor as "No Name Calling Day".
The director will be present for the reception, which starts at 6:00pm, and the post-screening discussion, moderated by Cathy Cohen, political science professor at the University of Chicago and principle investigator of the Black Youth Project (www.blackyouthproject.com).
Special thanks to Northeastern Illinois University and especially Janean Watkins for making this screening possible.
Out at CHM:
Queer Latinos: Art and Change
March 4, 2010.
5:30pm cocktails. 6:30pm program.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Institute is a proud partner of Out at CHM, an annual series discovering the long and storied history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Chicago. This installment promises a fascinating exploration of Chicago’s long standing and diverse queer Latino community. Scholars Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes and Lourdes Torres share their insights on the intersection of art and political change over the last twenty-five years.
Tickets required, visit www.chicagohistory.org.
Courtesy Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Lecture by Mickalene Thomas
March 18, 2010. 6:30pm.
Stage 2, 618 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor.
New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is known for her elaborate paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore notions of black female celebrity and identity while romanticizing ideas of femininity and power. Reminiscent of 70s style Blaxploitation, the subjects in Thomas’ paintings radiate sexuality. Women in provocative poses sprawl across the picture plane and are surrounded by kitschy decorative patterns inspired by her childhood. Mickalene Thomas earned her MFA at Yale University in 2002 and completed a residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Currently she lives and works in New York. This lecture is sponsored by the Photography Department, the Art + Design Department, and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The 1st Annual Pandora's Pantomime Follies
hosted by the fabulous
and featuring some of Chicago's best women's burlesque and drag illussionists
No! The Rape Documentary: Screening & Discussion
March 11. 5:30pm.
Annie May Swift Auditorium, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston.
One out of three women in the United States will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. The groundbreaking documentary film, produced and directed by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an incest and rape survivor, features riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivors who defy victimization. No! is a Black feminist educational organizing tool being used in the global movement to end violence against women and children. This screening will be followed by a discussion with the director. Presented by Northwestern University’s Department of Performance Studies, Department of African American Studies, and Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with the Institute.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 E. Oakwood
in conjunction with
Chicago Foundation for Women's
Lesbian Leadership Council
ANYONE OF US:
WORDS FROM PRISON
Pre-Reception 5:30 - 6:45 PM
Performance 7 -9 PM
$35 includes Wine and Cheese pre-reception, goodie bag and priority seating
$20 includes general seating for preformance
Sunday, March 14, 2010
5:30 - 8 PM
the femme fabulous
making her comedy stage debut
Jokes & Notes
4641 South King Drive
Seating begins at 5M
Showtime at 5:30 PM
2 drink minimum
must be 21 years old
Lesbian Leadership Council
and Sappho's Salon -
Elana Dykewoman and
All are welcome to attend this event.
About the Program
The Lesbian Leadership Council of Chicago Foundation for Women is proud to cosponsor Sappho's Salon in March. Women and Children First, Chicago's only feminist bookstore, hosts monthly performances by authors and artists for lesbians and their friends. The March 2010 salon will feature readings by Elana Dykewoman and Jennie Brier. More details coming soon!
Women & Children First is wheelchair accessible. If you have other accessibility questions or requests, contact Marisol Ybarra at (312) 577-2836, TTY (312) 577-2803 or email@example.com.
Join us on March 21, 2010
a fundraiser to benefit our campaign to create Jackie's P.L.A.C.E.
The Marmon Grand Ballroom
2230 S. Michigan
$50 - Premium Ticket - Pre-Reception, Awards Banquet, Open Bar and Buffet from 4:00 - 5:30PM
$25 General Admission Ticket for Dance, Cash Bar and Silent Auction 6 - 9 PM
Dr. Margo Bell
The Red Pump and Tie Project
Lora Branch - Old School
Dj Levi - Stepping and Slides
DJ Phyl Thomas - Old School House
Chairs - Jackie Anderson, Tarrina Dikes, Pat McCombs
Cleo Downing, Ph.D
Silent Auction by some of Chicago's acclaimed visual artists and sculpters
Red Carpet parade and prizes awarded to the fiercest couple with matching shoe/tie/accessory combos
available at POW-WOW every Tuesday
Ellen Rosner & Friends
Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:00pm
1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston,IL
The 1st Annual Women's Pride Festival is sponsored by:
Class Ce Entertainment
Lesbian Leadership Council of Chicago Foundation for Women
The Ellen Stone Belic
Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media
Windy City Media Group
Women and Children First