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Call For Submi​ssion​s
**** Pleas​e Forwa​rd Widel​y ****

Walan​g Hiya … liter​ature​ takin​g risks​ towar​d
liber​atory​ pract​ice
Will be publi​shed by Arkip​elago​ Press​ Sprin​g 2009

* Walan​g Hiya … liter​ature​ takin​g risks​ towar​d
liber​atory​ pract​ice is a liter​ary antho​logy commi​tted to
using​ the narra​tive as a depar​ture point​ for perso​nal and
polit​ical trans​forma​tion.​ We seek to chall​enge the
bound​aries​ and cultu​ral norms​,​ shari​ng our stori​es
witho​ut shame​.​

* Walan​g Hiya belie​ves in the idea of Cultu​ral Work or the use of
artis​tic expre​ssion​ as a form of educa​tion and commu​nity

* We featu​re emerg​ing
 Pilip​ina/​o artis​ts,​ works​ that
captu​re the spiri​t of innov​ation​ and contr​adict​ion.​

* We pay homag​e to the liter​ary roots​ of our Diasp​ora and with this
offer​ing hope to embra​ce the futur​e tense​.​ 

* Walan​g Hiya seeks​ submi​ssion​s in the form of prose​,​
poetr​y and short​ story​.​

We are inter​ested​ in the stori​es that move beyon​d the ident​ity
polit​ic to embra​ce other​ forms​ of comin​g to onese​lf as
indiv​idual​s and as a peopl​e.​ We’ve​ read the stori​es of
Pilip​ina/o pride​ and recla​iming​ our cultu​re,​ but what’​s
next?​ We are famil​iar with chara​cters​ caugh​t in the cultu​re
clash​ hover​ing aroun​d notio​ns of ident​ity and homel​and that
helpe​d shape​ the liter​ature​ of our Diasp​ora,​ but what is on

We seek submi​ssion​s explo​ring the space​ of contr​adict​ion
where​ our stori​es live:​

* What are the resil​iency​ stori​es borne​ out of our legac​y of

* How do we as Pilip​inas/os trans​form accep​ted norms​,​ wheth​er
posit​ive or negat​ive,​ in relig​ion/​spiri​tuali​ty,​
langu​age and cultu​re?​

* How do we pract​ice a healt​hy forgi​venes​s in order​ to
susta​in relat​ionsh​ip and commu​nity?​

* How do we pract​ice every​day acts of resis​tance​?​

* How do we keep our human​ity in the face of unequ​al power​ dynam​ics
… At work?​ With the peopl​e you love?​ With insti​tutio​ns
inten​ding to help,​ but do more harm?​ 

We are inter​ested​ in utili​zing prose​ and poetr​y to
creat​ively​ teach​ and
 speak​ our exper​ience​ as first​,​
secon​d,​ third​ (and beyon​d)​ gener​ation​s of
Pilip​ina/​o’s in the Diasp​ora.​ Walan​g Hiya will featu​re a
study​ guide​ in the back of the antho​logy for educa​tors and
commu​nity group​s to use as an entry​ point​ for dialo​gue and
polit​ical engag​ement​.​

All submi​ssion​s will be read thoro​ughly​ and with respe​ct.​ If
selec​ted for the Walan​g Hiya antho​logy,​ addit​ional​ editi​ng
may be requi​red.​ The autho​r(​s)​ will be conta​cted direc​tly
for input​.​

* Submi​ssion​ Deadl​ine:​ Decem​ber 5, 2008 

* Submi​ssion​s shoul​d be no more than 3,​000 words​,​
doubl​e-​space​d,​ singl​e-​sided​,​ 12-​point​ font

* Pleas​e inclu​de a bio of 100 words​ or less

* Send
 via email​ as an attac​hment​ in Micro​soft Word to

* Quest​ions can be direc​ted to Lolan​ Sevil​la or Rosel​i Ilano​
at walan​ghiya​2009@​gmail​.​com

Contr​ibuto​rs retai​n all right​s to their​ work and will recei​ve
two compl​iment​ary copie​s as compe​nsati​on.​

lolan buhain sevilla

"they are even afraid of our songs of love"
- - carlos bulosan
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Call For Submissions
**** Please Forward Widely ****

Walang Hiya … literature taking risks toward liberatory practice
Will be published by Arkipelago Press Spring 2009
  • Walang Hiya … literature taking risks toward liberatory practice is a literary anthology committed to using the narrative as a departure point for personal and political transformation. We seek to challenge the boundaries and cultural norms, sharing our stories without shame.
  • Walang Hiya believes in the idea of Cultural Work or the use of artistic expression as a form of education and community mobilization.
  • We feature emerging Pilipina/o artists, works that capture the spirit of innovation and contradiction.
  • We pay homage to the literary roots of our Diaspora and with this offering hope to embrace the future tense. 
  • Walang Hiya seeks submissions in the form of prose, poetry and short story.

We are interested in the stories that move beyond the identity politic to embrace other forms of coming to oneself as individuals and as a people. We've read the stories of Filipino pride and reclaiming our culture, but what's next? We are familiar with characters caught in the culture clash hovering around notions of identity and homeland that helped shape the literature of our Diaspora, but what is on the horizon?

We seek submissions exploring the space of contradiction where our stories live:
  • What are the resiliency stories borne out of our legacy of colonization? 
  • How do we as Filipinos transform accepted norms, whether positive or negative, in  religion/spirituality, language and culture?
  • How do we practice a healthy forgiveness in order to sustain relationship and community?
  • How do we practice everyday acts of resistance?
  • How do we keep our humanity in the face of unequal power dynamics … At work?  With the people you love?  With institutions intending to help, but do more harm? 
We are interested in utilizing prose and poetry to creatively teach and speak our experience as first, second, third (and beyond) generations of Filipina/o's in the Diaspora. Walang Hiya will feature a study guide in the back of the anthology for educators and community groups to use as an entry point for dialogue and political engagement.

All submissions will be read thoroughly and with respect.  If selected for the Walang Hiya anthology, additional editing may be required.  The author(s) will be contacted directly for input.

  • Submission Deadline: December 5, 2008 
  • Submissions should be no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced, single-sided, 12-point font
  • Please include a bio of 100 words or less
  • Send works via email as an attachment in Microsoft Word to walanghiya2009@gmail.com
  • Questions can be directed to Lolan Sevilla or Roseli Ilano at walanghiya2009@gmail.com
Contributors retain all rights to their work and will receive two complimentary copies as compensation.

"they are even afraid of our songs of love."
- carlos bulosan
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passing it along:
Call for Submissions:
*Still Blue: More Writing By (For or About)Working- Class Queers*

Please post/repost. (Please also forgive duplicates.)

Following the success of *Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by
Working-Class Men about More-or-Less Gay Life*
(http://everythingihavei sblue.com/ ), a new anthology on queer,
working-class themes is currently in preparation.

Writers are encouraged to send their work for possible inclusion in the
new volume, tentatively entitled
*Still Blue: More Writing By (For or About) Working-Class Queers*.

Writers of any and all genders are welcome!

Like *Everything I Have Is Blue,* *Still Blue* is meant to showcase our
imaginative writing: short fiction, life writing, memoir, poems, work
that doesn't fit the categories. If it illuminates our realities, our
struggles, our resistance to assimilation and mental gentrification, and
if it's well written, I'll consider it respectfully. (Submissions of
previously published work, as long as you hold the copyright, are also

Please *do not* submit erotica, as I cannot use it.

Send submissions as an email attachment formatted in Word to me at:

editor (at) everythingihaveisbl ue dot com

Be sure to include a biography. [If your server doesn't like that
address, try me at wendell.ricketts at gmail dot com.]

Submissions must be received by July 1, 2008.

Work not selected for the print anthology may also be considered for the
online "Still Blue Project":
http://www.everythingihaveisb lue.com/still.html . "Still Blue" currently
contains new work by Keith Banner, Donal Mosher, Allen Conkle, and Anton

Many thanks!

Wendell Ricketts
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there are a whole bunch of you that i thought might like this satire BETTER DEAD THAN RED!!!

Better Dead Than Red
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i hate that when i see footage of, hear songs about, or raise my fist at protests i totally tear up.
happened again - but damn i am at this fucking movie

thanks for the link gordonzola

The new film about the WTO Protests in Seattle

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the Amanda Davis
Highwire Fiction

- - - -

The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award is a $2,500 grant given in memory of Amanda Davis. Amanda Davis was a very gifted writer and close friend of ours who passed away in March of 2003, at the age of 32. She was an irreplaceable person, one who created and nurtured communities wherever she went. She loved to write, loved being a writer, loved to read, loved the existence of books, and wanted happiness—personal, professional, spiritual, shoe-related—for everyone. She really did.

This memorial award is intended to aid a woman writer of 32 years or younger who both embodies Amanda's personal strengths—warmth, generosity, a passion for community—and who needs some time to finish a book in progress. The book in progress needn't be thematically or stylistically close to Amanda's work, but we would be lying if we said we weren't looking to support another writer of Amanda's outrageous lyricism and heart.

Requirements and Guidelines

Applicants should send a work in progress, between 5,000 and 40,000 words, and a statement of their financial situation. You may list any and all ridiculous jobs performed to facilitate your writing, and you may include two other short pieces, published or otherwise, if you feel they would help in the understanding of your work generally. The reading group will consist of McSweeney's editors and a handful of writers and readers close to Amanda. The award will be given in one lump-sum grant, with no strings attached. The deadline is May 1, 2008. Winners will be notified by September 1, 2008. Send materials, with SASE, to:

The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award
849 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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Hey All
So the site i work for now has a lot of feature length films that are political and artsy and awesome in nature. It's usually download to rent with a rental fee - but use this URL and you get three free rentals.


Some films I think y'all would like?

La Fabri_K - a documentary about some awesome Cuban hip-hop

Bangkok Dangerous - like John Woo meets Wong Kar Wai. This influential gangster-noir, morphing John Woo and "The Matrix," about a hitman's violent ride to salvation never lets up, getting darker and edgier as it goes. http://www.jaman.com/a/Bangkok-Dangerous/video/0nwZlSx2rkcI

and hey here's a local short you can watch for free about folks getting naked for politics on Baker Beach
BODY POLITICS - http://www.jaman.com/a/Body-Politics/video/0t7TT7eKqfw8

wooty woot

Mar. 10th, 2008 03:39 pm
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4th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
June 13, 14 & 15
Brava Theater
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Festival Focus: Queer API Women's Films & Filmmakers
Featured Panel & Retrospective Screening with Pratibha Parmar
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thank you [personal profile] mollena and [personal profile] final_girl
it's clear that my life wasn't complete without this

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Hey folks

My pal just launched a store online that it seems like the parents here (and folks with pint sized pals) might like.




Kid Dynamo is here! We have launched our online store and invite you to check it out!
On our site you will find products which are organic, natural, and eco-friendly. These products are free from harmful chemical additives, volatile organic compounds, pthalates, PBE’s, PVC’s, formaldehyde, and lead. We have carefully chosen companies that produce socially responsible items and provide fair labor conditions as well as environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. And, oh yeah, everything is hip with a modern design vibe!

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this just came in via my email


Apply to be a PRX BallotVox Co-Curator
BallotVox Co-Curators will work with PRX as part of a public media collaboration to find, select, and annotate “user-generated content” from blogs, YouTube, Flickr, podcasts, and other sources. The project will focus specifically on very local citizen media relevant to Campaign 08. Selected content will be showcased on BallotVox, on public media websites, and possibly in public media programming. You can read more about what we're looking for on http://www.ballotvox.org
We're looking for people who are passionate but also discriminating about social media, fluent in “web 2.0,” and super users of tools like del.icio.us, Flickr, YouTube, and blogs. You should be a keen observer of local angles on electoral politics, Campaign ’08, candidates, and issues. You are an open-minded person who is ready to have some fun with this project. We have 4-5 part-time paid positions and 10-15 volunteer jobs available. The paid positions will require 5-8 hours per week for up to $25 per hour; paid co-curators will focus broadly on a certain region of the US. The volunteer co-curators can focus on regions, communities, specific issues, or specific candidates.
Click here for full description of this position and project: http://ballotvox.prx.org/archives/14/like-to-be-a-co-curator
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Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of three stories and an argument. The Net's most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the "ASCAP cartel" to build a case for creative freedom. He pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws, and reveals how bad laws beget bad code. Then, in an homage to cutting-edge artistry, he throws in some of the most hilarious remixes you've ever seen.
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i am in pain from being doubled over in laughter
[personal profile] mollena this is so for you
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Frameline32: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival takes place June 19 – June 29, 2008.

We are seeking staff, volunteers and interns to work on all aspects of the Festival. Following is a list of seasonal Festival job titles. PDF job descriptions can be accessed at: http://www.frameline.org/participate/employment.aspx

Box Office Manager

Print Traffic Coordinator

Public Relations Coordinator

Travel Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Frameline is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. Frameline strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, marital status, partnership status and any other characteristic protected by law.


Feb. 8th, 2008 10:36 am
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so if you go here: http://perezhilton.com/2008-02-08-perez-hilton-presents-6
you can hear the entire new Dolly Parton album that doesn't come out until late Feb.

more country than bluegrass.

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