Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MUGSHOT is LA’s newest monthly queer night featuring:
*Dj AUTOMATON spinning disco, hip-hop, pop, house, electro, and more
*Hot queer go-go dancers
*Downtown LA ambiance
*More hot queers, new mugs, old friends
*Probably your ex, but oh well - the dance floor is huge!
*FREE before 10:30/$7 after
Friday, April 22, 2011
Hurricane Dance. Lingerie. Fashion. Show
Saturday, April 30th 2011 Nucleus Art Gallery 210 E. Main St. Alhambra. Ca. 91801
Warmup (Tacos). 8pm-10pm Doors open. 9pm Show begins. 10pm Party. 11pm
Support our non-profit charity Dance For Peace as we raise funds for dance scholarships for kids and teens. The show will include: Full Bar - drink specials all night Lingere Fashion Show Dance performers: Chair Dancers FamBiz Dance Company Streetease Fitness/Dance Class Ladies Pole Dancers Raffles and Give-aways Gift Bags Dancing GoGo Dancers Wall Art for your nights enjoyment Taco stand from 8pm-10pm(located in front on Main St) Massage gal
Tickets: Presale. *VIP(includes seat and surprise give-away). $20 *General Admission(standing room only). $15 ***Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.com, or from your favorite model or dancer :) At our door. *VIP(if no sold out). $30 *General Admission(standing room only). $25
About Dance For Peace 501(c) Non-Profit Organization: Dance For Peace is a philanthropic organization that awards dance scholarships to talented individuals that wish to further their dance training and talent. We strive for peace and love while giving back to our community.
Show Questions.Info ?? (626) 281. 5833 email@example.com
****Thank you Ladies and Gents for your patronage. love. & support. Myself and All the models.dancers are looking forward to seeing you all at Hurricane and we're so excited to unveil our creation and artful expression to all of you.**** Thank you for helping Dance For PEACE. Full length 1 hour show
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Chicano and Latino Studies: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Las Hijas de Cuauhtemoc
Date: April 21, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: PH1 141
All are welcome to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Las Hijas de Cuauhtemoc.
Historic CSULB Alumni Hijas de Cuauhtemoc ushered in an era of Chicana Feminist Activism and Scholarship. Hijas was one of the first Chicana student groups in the United States, and was formed here at CSULB.
Hijas: Anna Nieto-Gomez, Adelaida del Catillo, and Leticia Hernandez
Hijas will be joined by CSULB Alumni Maylei Blackwell, whose new book Chicana Power: Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement contemplates the significance of the contributions made by Hijas.
CSULB students from Con Fem will speak about their own formation and history as well.
For further information, please access the event invitation at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140711175992664
If you have any additional questions please contact Hijascsulb@gmail.com.
Chicana/Latina Feminisms Conference: “Joteando Por Vida! Para Que Nunca Mas Nos Vuelvan A Borrar”
Date: April 23, 2011
Location: The Beach Auditorium (USU)
The Chicana/Latina Feminisms Conference “Joteando Por Vida! Para Que Nunca Mas Nos Vuelvan A Borrar” will feature leading scholars in Chicana Feminisms as well as inspiring performers, filmmakers, and spoken-word artists. Please register for the conference at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZQ35NLM. The conference is open to everyone, and there is no registration fee.
The conference will address Jota/Queer issues by confronting such topics as borders, heteropatriarchy, homophobia, racism, classism, sexism, and colonization. The conference will also discuss the ways in which mujeres and Queer Chicanas/Latinas, as well as their allies, resist acts of violence.
Due to the homophobic backlash that followed the first Chicana Feminisms conference in 2010, this conference seeks to reflect and account for the ways that people continue to live in environments that perpetuate homophobic and sexist violence.
The goal of the conference is to reclaim lost stories and tackle intersectional identities by building bridges in communities. Moreover, the conference seeks to create spaces for marginalized voices by centering the voces de jotería in resistance to “chronic erasure.” When las mujeres and la jotería are centered, when the center becomes queer, the way in which individuals understand the issues that Chicanas/Latinas face shifts, allowing for deeper and more transformative analysis and action.
The conference seeks to move mujeres and Queer Chicanas/Latinas, as well as their compañeras, toward informed and empowered communities.
History Panel 9:30- 11:00am
Moderated by Marisol Moreno (CSULB)
Antonia Castaneda, Maylei Blackwell (UCLA), and Anna Nieto-Gomez
Transnational/Decolonial Feminisms Panel 2:00-3:30pm
Moderated by Clarissa Rojas (CSULB)
Sandra Alvarez (UCSC), Daphne Taylor (UCSD), Juana Maria Rodriguez (UCB), and Luz Calvo (CSUEB)
Hosted by Griselda Suarez (CSULB)
Performances by Claudia Rodriguez, La Chica Boom, and Aurora Guerrero
Charla con Artistas 7:00-7:45pm
Moderated by Deb Vargas (UCI)
La Chica Boom, Claudia Rodriguez (Butchlalis), and Aurora Guerrero
Workshops: Cucci; Makeshift Magazine: Feminisms in Motion; Chula Dula taking birthing back; Queer Writing Workshop; Chicana Feminisms 101; Men as allies; Chicana Blogospheres: Resisting and Healing in the New Millenium; Las Dietas Sagradas: Decolonizing the Diet Mind; Queer Undocumented; UnafraidRape; Healing Ourselves; Sexual Harassment: Self-Affirmation through Consent and Self Expression; Empowerment; How to Tame Wild Lips: Reflections from La Panocha; Revisions to the Chicana/o Codex: Active Subjects in Chicana/o Political Poster Art; and more!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
RECYCLING RATES FOR 10 LARGEST U.S. CITIES*
More amazing is that you don't even have to sort it, they do all the sorting for you. How much easier could it get?
2. Reusable Aluminum Bottles - It's no longer fashionable to drink water out of a plastic water bottle! Did you know that When plastics break down, they don't biodegrade, they photodegrade. This means the materials break down to smaller fragments. These readily absorb toxins which contaminate soil, waterways, and animals upon digestion. That's not only gross and mean, but totally NOT Fabulous. Jess and I now carry aluminum bottles and refill from water fountains and such (we use a Brita dispenser at home). What's cool about these bottles is that they have cute designs and you can use them to show your individuality. Take a look at some options from Sigg here
3. Composting - If you recall, earlier in the year, I wrote this post about composting and another LA Bureau of Sanitation program where you can go take a class on composting and even get a composting bin at a discounted price, FABULOUS! We haven't had a chance to go to the composting class, however we've started our own compost by using a plastic bin and getting tips from the internet. It's so cool to see all the kitchen scraps turn into soil that we can use for potting our spring flowers.
4. Ride Sharing - It's no secret that gas prices are cutting into many a fancy lady shoe/shopping budget <--faux fabulous. Since I'm not independently wealthy, I have a budget and after noticing that SO MUCH of my hard earned money was going to buy gasoline, I took a look at where I could cut costs. I'm lucky to be employed by a large company with a very generous commuter program. I took a look at the transit schedule and the policy and by adding only about 1 hour to my commute (taking public transportation and the company sponsored shuttle to Union Station) I was able to save a TON of $! I've pumped less than $25 in gas in the last month <-Fab!
As a "prize" to myself for loosing the 1 hour of sleep, I've given myself a small shopping/entertainment allowance. This month, with my allowance, I've bought myself tickets to go see Dita Von Teese at the Roxy at the middle of next month!! So check to see if you have a commuter program at work. You might be surprised at the benefits and cost saving options!
5. Reusable Bags - Last but most certainly not least, is the use of reusable bags. We've all seen them. You can buy them at almost ANY store (Trader Joe's & Fresh and Easy first come to mind) According to the Californians Against Waste website, Californians use 12 billion plastic bags every year. 12 BILLION! That's not only not fabulous, that's unacceptable!!
We have about 15 reusable bags that we take our lunches in and use for grocery shopping and such. I recommend storing some in your car (if you use one) for those last minute small shopping trip. It all counts!!! Here are some cute options from Trader Joe's
6. Vintage - Last but certainly NOT least is buying vintage clothing. If you follow me on twitter you know that I'm the BIGGEST fan of Etsy. I love looking for vintage clothes and household items on etsy because you can view clothing items based on size (a great option for us plus size gals). How is buying vintage "green"? Well think about it, it's basically like recycling clothes. If you purchase all vintage, you're not really contributing to the environmental waste of making new clothes. Plus I feel like it's a bit more ethical, since a lot of vintage clothing was made by ILGWU members as we know, most clothing now a days is not made in the US and made in sweat shops by people who are not being paid living wages. Plus, it's easier to stand out in a crowd if you're wearing clothes that were made more than 20 years ago!
Keep your eye out in the next few days for a new post on some great vintage items that I've scored in the last few weeks!!
So there you have it, my 6 ways to be Green and Fabulous! Any tips that you can share to be Green & Fabulous? Please share!