National Day of Truthtelling in Durham, NC

23 04 2007



Please forward widely…

For all those who know that “it is better to speak…”


Creating a World without Sexual Violence
National Day of Truthtelling

April 28th, 2007
Durham, North Carolina

For all who ARE survivors of sexual violence…
For all who choose to BELIEVE survivors of sexual violence…
For all who KNOW WE CAN end rape culture…

…join us on April 28th, 2007, in Durham, North Carolina, as we come together—across divisions and disempowering silences—to create a world full of the safety, possibility, dignity, justice, and peace that we all deserve. Stand with us as we dare to imagine a world free from sexual violence and ALL forms of oppression.

Meet us in Durham to speak, teach, learn, demonstrate, and tell the truth. Together, WE can make this world a reality!!!

Questions? See our website here Contact us at or check us out on My Space at
This event is being organized by: the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, UBUNTU, Men Against Rape Culture, SpiritHouse, Raleigh Fight Imperialism Stand Together, Southerners on New Ground, Independent Voices, Black Workers for Justice, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization/OSCL.
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
– From: “Kathe Kollwitz” by Muriel Rukeseyer

Unfamiliar Temples and Familiar Brilliance

14 04 2007

Make time to attend the Unfamiliar Temples Conference at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC

alexis is audre lorde again

featuring a talk by alexis pauline gumbs entitled “Sand so fine it’s Air” see more here

AWS/WRS To Host 4th Annual Summit on Women, Religion, and Immigration

This spring, the Africana Women’s Studies/ Womanist Religious Studies at Bennett College for Women, will host it’s 4th Annual Summit entitled:

Unfamiliar Temples: Im/migration, Women, and Religion”. The conference will convene on Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21, 2007.

The Summit will begin at 12 noon in the Pfeiffer Science Auditorium, with an original poetry reading by Dr. Linda Brown (Bennett College)

“I pray God gonna read my quilt” followed by Academic Panels:

“Survival, Immigration, and Faith: ‘Personal Reflections on Women’s Immigration/ Migration Experiences”

“Documenting Im/migration, in the lives of Women”

“Journeying Out of ‘Darkness’ : Literary Reflections on Women, Religion, and Transition.”

The Summit will continue on Saturday morning at 10:00 am in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel with The President Presents the Plenary Roundtable :

“Understanding Faith in Context of Transition- Women Telling their Stories.”

In the afternoon we will begin at 1pm with the screening of The Shape of Water ( A documentary on women and globalization), continuing with spoken word performance by Anna Mwalagho, concluding with workshop presentations from local community and governmental organizations and participant speakout.

Registration is Free and Open to the public.

To register, please reference (see special events and click on News and Events).

Additional questions should be directed to Dr. Valerie Johnson (Kaalund) Director of Africana Women’s Studies, ,336-517-2259 or

Ms. Yamurani Kurewa, Instructor, Social Work , 336-517-2180.


And…support Durham’s own Katrice Williams (VERSE) and her allies at Stanford in the SURGE PROJECT

Yet another brilliant and worthwile project of Katrice Williams…brilliant, radical, troublemaking alum of the Durham Public School System…now Stanford’s brightest star. Please make a donation if you can!
Click here for some words from Katrice about this project.

soul for sale

2 04 2007

This painting is a meditation on soul and the (brown) market.  Download it here  and please send your comments!