NEWSLETTER, NOVEMBER 2008
The collective that brought you The Big She-Bang 3 is now known as FOR THE BIRDS.
After many months of meeting, the feminist collective that brought you The Big She-Bang has finally settled on a name. We have established our mission statement as a group, assembled the beginnings of a feminist distro, and have begun curating more feminist events! The Big She-Bang was and is an annual event that has been curated by many different women over the years, and will continue to be booked by For the Birds and our comrades.
FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We are interested in establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women and women-identified community members. For The Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminist social justice work and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For the Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.
As a collective, we intend to connect with other groups to create a feminist network through a collaborative blog, shared resources, semi-annual zine, and future events. We aim to foster more of a visible presence of women at community events with a distro featuring feminist voices. We plan to host events like skill-shares, discussions, forums, art and music shows.
We are the collective that brought you The Big She-Bang 3. More information on that can be found at http://myspace.com/thebig_shebang
If you are interested in organizing or collaborating with us, please get in touch!
If you need someone to book your feminist event, or you need a feminist distro to table your event, feel free to contact us!
& COMING SOON: OUR WEBSITE! Complete with blog, resource list, distro list, and more!
AVAILABLE IN OUR DISTRO
[We are not taking mailorder just yet. For now, please come visit us wherever we are tabling!]
The Big She-Bang info zine,
Jodi Tilton biography zine,
Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf,
Down There Health Collective’s HPV Zine,
Support New York zine,
RAD GIRLZ: My Struggles with Sexism, Racism & Violence,
Reclaiming our Ancient Wisdom: Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice for Midwives and Herbalists,
The Philly Dudes Collective (Year One and a Half) zine,
It’s Not the End of the World!: Building a Life with Limp Wrists,
Learning Good Consent,
(Coming soon: zine on alternative, long-term ways to handle anxiety and panic attacks, called PANIC)
Posters of Jodi Tilton by Cristy Road
The Big She-Bang compilation, (our first original release) featuring: Slingshot Dakota, Little Lungs, Acidophilus Bifidus, Blonde Ambition, Cheeky, Aye Nako!, Each Other’s Mothers, Floral Beef, Carnal Knowledge, Hand Jobs, Amelia Jackie, Dead Dog, Jettison Sister, Cara Beth Satalino, Kate Ferencz, The Measure (SA), P.S. Eliot, Julie Karr – available on cassette tape and CD!
—> SATURDAY, NOV 8 2008 – 7:30PM
We will be tabling with the FOR THE BIRDS distro at the RIOT GRRRL COVER SHOW IN PHILLY (featuring BIKINI KILL, BANGS, L7, MECCA NORMAL, BLATZ + HOLE) on November 8th.
@ The House of Less Cock
West Philly, PA
$3-5 at the door
—> SATURDAY, NOV 22 2008 – 8PM
EVENT: CRISTY ROAD’S BOOK RELEASE PARTY!
for Bad Habits
LOVE OR PERISH
THE MEASURE (SA)
EACH OTHER’S MOTHERS
Featuring readings by CRISTY ROAD and FLY
Interspersed DJ Sets (For dancing) By Sir Loins and Tommy Hottpants
Tables: FOR THE BIRDS DISTRO, SUPPORT NY & BLUESTOCKINGS
@ DEATH BY AUDIO
49 S 2nd St btwn Wythe & Kent
L train to Bedford Ave.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
+ Please keep your eyes peeled for future e-mail updates about our events and additions to our distro. We will also be launching our NEW WEBSITE in the near future! Up-to-date information is always available on our MySpace page.
FOR THE BIRDS
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