Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
Calendar of Events May 2014
7 pm Friday, May 16, 2014
Café Libro Open-Mike Presents
Featuring Ariana Brown
Hosted by Olivia Slusher
We welcome you to join us for the second Café Libro of the season!
Please, come read a poem, sing a song, or sit back and enjoy the night with us and our fantastic feature poet, Ariana Brown.
Ariana Brown is a spoken word poet, a quiet storm, mentor and performer from San Antonio, Texas. She founded her city’s youth poetry slam during her senior year of high school, the same year she discovered her voice. She was recently awarded the title of Best Poet at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, a national competition in which her team (Spitshine at UT Austin) took 1st place. Ariana currently serves as the Director of Youth Engagement for They Speak Austin youth slam, leading writing and performance workshops and mentoring youth poets one on one. She is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English and African & African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin, where she co-founded Spitshine Poetry Slam in 2011.
10am-1pm Saturday, 17 April 2014
Spiritual Memoir Writing Workshop with Ana Castillo
Email: email@example.com to register.
7pm Saturday, 30 May 2014
Red Salmon Arts Presents
A Reading and Book Signing with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Outlaw Woman is a working-class, feminist perspective from a leader of the women’s and antiwar movements.
In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz helped found the Women’s Liberation Movement, part of what has been called the second wave of feminism in the United States. Along with a small group of dedicated women in Boston, she produced the first women’s liberation journal, No More Fun and Games.
Dunbar-Ortiz was also an antiwar and anti-racist activist and organizer throughout the 1960s and early 1970s and a fiery, tireless public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical politics, including the Civil Rights Movement, Students for a Democratic Society, the Revolutionary Union, the African National Congress, and the American Indian Movement. Unlike most of those involved in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part–Native American in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women’s movement.