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“WINGING IT” AT C.L.I.T. FEST

FOR THE BIRDS is excited to announce that we will be presenting a workshop titled “Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing” at this weekend’s Combating Latent Inequality Together Fest, being held in Highland Park / New Brunswick, NJ.

SUNDAY, JULY 15
11AM-12:15PM

@ Reformed Church of Highland Park
19 S. 2nd Ave. Highland Park, New Jersey

Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing

In this workshop, For the Birds (a New York-based feminist collective and distro) will guide a community discussion about internal and external struggles in feminist cultural and social justice organizing, creating feminist spaces, and coalition building. The Collective maintains that it is imperative to communicate authentically in order to bridge gaps, and to grow, both interpersonally and between groups. The workshop will discuss commonalities, such as the way that the efforts of many marginalized groups coalesce around issues like safer spaces, grassroots modes of organizing, and artistic and political visibility. For the Birds invites questions about their own processes, and seeks to find out how other feminists work through these issues and towards similar goals in their own groups and communities. This is a participatory workshop.

For additional C.L.I.T. Fest details visit their website. The entire schedule is posted here. I (Kate) am also curating a zine reading Friday night and speaking on a panel entitled “Art Labor: A Discussion of Art Practice, Presence, Preservation and Perseverance,” but I wrote a fairly lengthy blog post about that on my personal blog. For the Birds will be tabling Sunday as well.

To pump you up for the Fest, listen to this “once-in-a-lifetime” podcast with the C.L.I.T. Fest organizers, in which they discuss their process planning the Fest, their own experiences in activism and D.I.Y. communities, and why conversations like these are so vital.

And, while you’re at it, check out these C.L.I.T. Fest mixes!

COMBATING LATENT INEQUALITY TOGETHER FEST PT. 1 from devalina on 8tracks.

COMBATING LATENT INEQUALITY TOGETHER FEST PT 2 from devalina on 8tracks.

Can’t wait to see you there! Please do come say hi.

GIRL GANG GIG VOLUME #009

photo courtesy On the Dot Collective

In a last minute endeavor, For the Birds is joining up with New Brunswick, NJ’s On the Dot Collective to present GIRL GANG GIG VOLUME #009. GGGV is an extension of the International Girl Gang Underground zine and seeks to document and promote women and queer spaces within D.I.Y. music/art scenes. This is For the Birds’ first official out-of-state organizational effort, and our first collaboration with On the Dot.

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

6:30PM-10:30PM

CO-CURATED BY
FOR THE BIRDS COLLECTIVE &
ON THE DOT COLLECTIVE

— NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ BASEMENT SHOW —
— LOCATION TBA —

:::::::::: BIKINI KILL COVER SET
Featuring bad-ass members of Lost Weekend, 3Jane, Sparkle Shit
& maybe a guest appearance

:::::::: WHISTLIN’ DIXIE SCREENING
“Whistlin’ Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South”
A documentary film about queer music from the American South
by Meredith Heil
http://queersouth.com/

:::::: BARBECUE
Cuz it’s summer and we can!

:::: FOR MORE INFO
http://forthebirdscollecti​ve.org/
http://onthedotcollective.​blogspot.com/
http://girlganggigvolume.t​umblr.com/

:: MORE TBA!

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