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So when is the unit on "Radical Abortion" the decimation of 11% of the black population? Or how about the "Radical Truth" unit where statistics about how many blacks are victimized by blacks versus how many are victimized by white police officers! This is a disgrace and I hope the Girl Scouts of America use the full force of the law to prevent the use of their name "brownies" and their uniforms by this group of hate and division. The sad truth is though that the GSA is so progressively liberal they'll fall into the 'white guilt' BS and allow this garbage to continue.
So because it's not your point of view , then it's child abuse . I agree with the girls.
"Mike Brown. He was shot because he didn’t do nothing. Only the police officer shot him because of his skin color.”
This is what one of the girl scouts said at a community meeting. This is what they are being taught. This is child abuse. These kids don't even have a chance to develop their own point of view.
"buffered by increasing racial and economic segregation that allows for erasure of difference. It has happened all over, but especially in Oakland."
I'm continually dismayed at how much bu__sh__ is perpetuated about Oakland especially by people who claim to be wanting to protect and nurture this wonderful place. It's not especially happening in Oakland -Oakland is the single most integrated city in the United States.
"Cranky Rockridge residents were bothered by the unexplained noise, and pedestrians in East Oakland were wary of the increased surveillance..."
This alone is a great summary of the differences between these neighborhoods.
Maybe because the screens are important as it is and there is nothing that can be compared with the video os one big and one small as the quality can be managed.Also the video can be used in a good chat as the SAM and http://www.videochatfun.com/ confimed it.
3Girls Theatre is another (new) local company working on this problem. Their whole mission revolves around putting work by women onstage.
About 80% of the statue awards, given by BayAreaDanceWatch, go to women – about the same percentage breakdown of female local dancers performing in SF Bay dance scene. Some of the awards are for theater and acting as well. We are especially happy about that 80% because most of the large dance companies in the US are run by men. So we’re doing our small part to help make up for that unevenness on the national scene by doing it here in the local scene. Most of the awards are given out at our annual event & our third one is this Jan 25th in SF entitled: LiveBlessay 2014 – An Evening Affair. One final note - BADw tried to award both actor/actress from Shotgun Players Bonnie & Clyde - but because they were out of the country last year we could not get it arranged. The play was that good & it had the best blending of multi-media with live performances I've ever seen.... BRAVEE to all there.... Jim Tobin, BADw....
thanks Marisela for the shout out to the Counting Actors project, and Anna for this article, and the link to the WWSF website/blog. To find the latest Counting Actors news on the WWSF site, use this link! http://worksbywomensf.wordpress.com/tag/counting-actors-project/
How is someone born and raised in Martinez an Oakland native?
Probably a fan of The Giver.i think that book made me see things how I do today. Weird.
Can we order a copy of the booklet?
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"He's... appeared on the cover of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Express, ranked on Out Magazine's annual 'Hot List,' programmed performance art at the Berkeley Art Museum, and recently co-starred in the independent film I Want Your Love."
How do I hype my own sexuality to get it such notices? At 64, I'm tired of paying for it while being told by self-important "queers" that (as a gay white male) my time is past, and I should fade gracefully (and gratefully) into history!
I want to repost a comment left by someone on a Facebook post regarding this article.They put it so well. I couldn't say it better. I hope they don't mind.
"This is problematic because it clearly makes distinctions between "poor" aka "those that need" and "rich" aka "those that give. It frames her in such a way that it becomes another "white savior narrative." It's a good idea but location and situation create a different set of politics around it. The way the article frames it also doesn't help the case.
More than anything it's a division of status and class. Yesterday some art student said "I like working in grungy, filthy areas of society, so I don't mind working in low-income society spaces." This only reinforces this idea of the patting themselves on the back and breaking ground on new ideas that have long existed and been in places.
Another question that arises is "social practice," what is it? And how is the narrative being framed and shaped by institutions and the media? Why write about her and not all the projects that come out of east side arts? Their work is as much valid in social practice as hers. Those of us in the field have to be very careful in how we use that term and frame our projects- and also be vocal. It's a new term being thrown around to label any art in the world that's outside institutions. And don't even get me started on institutions and what they say about things as such..."
East Bay Express told me they don't write these kind of articles, when we were doing something similar at Moco in downtown Oakland two years ago. I think we were too ethnic for your paper maybe.
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