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Red Salmon Arts Presents
The Ones Santa Anna Sold:  A Reading and Book Signing with Raquel Valle-Sentíes

According to Carmen Tafolla, “ ‘The Ones Santa Anna Sold’ is an enchanting immersion into the world of borderlands Laredo, where Valle-Sentíes captures the taste, the emotion, and the irony of a world between worlds, between nations, between cultures, and often, pineapple and chile, the scent of jasmine and desert nopal, the beauty and harshness of Laredo’s streets and skies, and a sense of the magic and the bittersweet reality of our contemporary world, where the good, the bad, and the ugly co-exist along both sides of a murky borderland river. A magical experience!”

Valle-Sentíes’ poetry has been published in numerous anthologies in the U.S., Mexico, and India including Floricanto Sí, Penguin Putnam Inc.; Red Hot Salsa, Henry Holt & Co.; Voices in First Person, Atheneum Books; Ventana Abierta, & Cruzando Puentes, University of California; Puentes, Texas A&M University; Yapichantra, Bijoygarh, Kolkata, India; Cantar de Espejos, UNAM, México, D.F. and in Fuentes textbooks for Spanish students. Valle-Sentíes’ first collection of poetry, “Soy Como Soy y Que,” was published in 1996 and won the international Premio de Literatura José Fuentes Mares in Letras Chicanas from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, México.


6pm Saturday, 19 July 2014
The People’s Task Force Presents

Victory Jam

@ 5604 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78723 

Nearly a year after the murder of Larry Jackson Jr. by the Austin Police Department, a grand jury has indicted the killer, opening the doors for a conviction. This victory, after a decade of no action against APD for the murders of unarmed people of color, shows the power of our community coming together to organize against injustice.

The People’s Task Force invites you to a Victory Jam, presenting LaKiza, sister to Larry Jackson Jr., followed up by local artists speaking out against racism and police violence in our community.

Featuring:
League of Extraordinary G’z                         Jae Jax Da Menace
https://www.facebook.com/theLOEGz     https://www.facebook.com/jaejaxdaprophet

Resistencia Bookstore:

a liberated space for independent thinking, community building, and creative & revolutionary vision

New Location: 4926 East Cesar Chavez St., Unit C1, Austin, Tejas 78702
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(512) 389-9881 • revolu@resistenciabooks.comsalmonrojo.tumblr.com

Please make sure to park in the rear of the lot and

 enter through the second door of the lime green house from the front.

All Events are Free and Open to the Public at Resistencia Bookstore

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Nearly a year after the murder of Larry Jackson Jr. by the Austin Police Department, a grand jury has indicted the killer, opening the doors for a conviction. This victory, after a decade of no action against APD for the murders of unarmed people of color, shows the power of our community coming together to organize against injustice.

The People’s Task Force invites you to a Victory Jam, presenting LaKiza, sister to Larry Jackson Jr., followed up by local artists speaking out against racism and police violence in our community.

Featuring:
League of Extraordinary G’z
https://www.facebook.com/
theLOEGz

Jae Jax Da Menace
https://www.facebook.com/
jaejaxdaprophet

Saturday, July 19th, 6PM
5604 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723 

Recent news on Larry Jackson Jr. case:
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/kleinerts-indictment-draws-strong-reaction-from-bo/nftsR/

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Café Libro Open-Mike Presents

They Speak
 
7 pm Friday, 11 July 2014
 
Writing workshop! Open mic! Come by to share words and experiences.

They Speak Youth Slam is coming by to spit all their poems before heading out to Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam later this month! Come support, drink coffee and be merry!
Please make sure to park in the rear of the lot and enter through the second door of the lime green house from the front.
 
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin

through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment
in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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Call for Submissions:

JOTAS: An Anthology of Queer Latina Voices

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2014***

 

Dear Jotas:

 

Recognizing the critical need for Queer Latina voices, we invite you to send us your poems, essays, stories, manifestos, love offerings, or rages against the machine. This anthology, to be published by Kórima Press, will be a queer Latina space of engagement that includes lesbianas, bisexuals, trans* people, marimachas, mariconas, dykes, etc.

 

We invite jotas writing from the heart. Tell us your desires, challenges, love, deceit and everything in between. We’re open to various literary genres, fiction, poetry, personal non-fiction, autoethnography, song lyrics, visual art. Entries may be in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or a mix thereof.

 

Cuéntanos. Send us your corazón on paper.

 

Jota Editors:

T. Jackie Cuevas

Anel I. Flores

Candace Lopez

Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

 

Send submissions to: jota [at] korimapress.com

 

Attach a single Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document containing the following:

- Contact Information

- 150 - 250 word bio

- A high-resolution photograph

- Up to 10 pages of poetry or prose (250 words per page, max)

- If you’re interested in submitting original artwork, send a high-resolution, black and white image for consideration.

Please be sure to write the following in the subject line of the email: “Jota Submission: YourFullName”

 

Deadline: July 15, 2014

 

Compensation: As a small press, Kórima is unable to provide monetary compensation for submissions. Contributors will receive 3 copies of the anthology and will be able to purchase additional copies at-cost, to be determined upon publication.

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

T. Jackie Cuevas is a queer writer and professor who teaches in San Antonio, TX.

 

Anel I. Flores is a Jota-Tejana, realtor, artivista and author of Empanada: a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas, living and working en San Anto.  

 

Candace Lopez is a creative writer, professional fundraiser in the non-profit world, and high femme living in Austin, Tejas.

 

Rita Urquijo-Ruiz is a professor-jota from the borderlands who lives and works in San Antonio, TX.

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7pm Friday 18 July 2014

Red Salmon Arts Presents

The Ones Santa Anna Sold

A Reading and Book Signing with Raquel Valle-Sentíes

According to Carmen Tafolla, “ ‘The Ones Santa Anna Sold’ is an enchanting immersion into the world of borderlands Laredo, where Valle-Sentíes captures the taste, the emotion, and the irony of a world between worlds, between nations, between cultures, and often, pineapple and chile, the scent of jasmine and desert nopal, the beauty and harshness of Laredo’s streets and skies, and a sense of the magic and the bittersweet reality of our contemporary world, where the good, the bad, and the ugly co-exist along both sides of a murky borderland river. A magical experience!”

Valle-Sentíes’ poetry has been published in numerous anthologies in the U.S., Mexico, and India including Floricanto Sí, Penguin Putnam Inc.; Red Hot Salsa, Henry Holt & Co.; Voices in First Person, Atheneum Books; Ventana Abierta, & Cruzando Puentes, University of California; Puentes, Texas A&M University; Yapichantra, Bijoygarh, Kolkata, India; Cantar de Espejos, UNAM, México, D.F. and in Fuentes textbooks for Spanish students. Valle-Sentíes’ first collection of poetry, “Soy Como Soy y Que,” was published in 1996 and won the international Premio de Literatura José Fuentes Mares in Letras Chicanas from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, México.

Please make sure to park in the rear of the lot and enter through the second door of the lime green house from the front.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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CantoMundo 2014
CantoMundo 2014 will convene July 10-13, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin, in Austin, Texas.

Rafael Campo and Lorna Dee Cervantes will each teach a three-hour craft workshop.

These workshops will center on a particular element of poetic craft that is of interest to the instructor. All participating poets will attend both workshops. CantoMundo 2014 also will include a reading and book-signing that will be open to the public.

Vision

CantoMundo cultivates a community of Latina/o poets.

Mission

Through workshops, symposia, and public readings, CantoMundo provides a space for the creation, documentation, and critical analysis of Latina/o poetry.

Description

The CantoMundo Master Poetry Workshop is a three-day retreat that develops, sustains, and supports a diverse community of Latina/o poets.

Faculty are invited to each teach a three-hour craft workshop that covers a particular element of poetic craft that is of interest to the instructor. CantoMundo also includes guest lectures, readings, and book-signings that are open to the public.

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The Historian as Curandera

The role of a socially committed historian is to use history, not so much to document the past as to restore to the dehistoricized a sense of identity and possibility. Such “medicinal” histories seek to re-establish the connections between peoples and their histories; to reveal the mechanisms of power, the steps by which their current condition of oppression was achieved, through a series of decisions made by real people in order to dispossess them; but also to reveal the multiplicity, creativity and persistence of resistance among the oppressed.

In the writing, I chose to make myself visible as a historian with an agenda, but also as a subject of this history and one of the traumatized seeking to recover herself. My own work became less and less about creating a reconstructed historical record and more and more a use of my own relationship to history, my questions and challenges, my mapping of ignorance and contradiction, my anger and sorrow and exhilaration, to testify, through my personal responses to them, to how the official and renegade stories of the past impact Puerto Rican women. To explore, by sharing how I had done so in my own life, the ways that recaptured history could be used as a tool of recovery from a multitude of blows.

In writing Remedios, I made myself the site of experimentation, and engaged in a process of decolonizing my own relationship to history as one model of what was possible. As I did so, I evolved a set of understandings or instructions to myself about how to do this kind of work, a kind of curandera’s handbook of historical practice. The rest of this essay is that handbook.


To do exciting empowering research and leave it in academic journals and university libraries is like manufacturing unaffordable medicines for deadly diseases. We need to take responsibility for sharing our work in ways that people can assimilate, not in the private languages and forms of scholars. This is the difference between curanderas and pharmaceutical companies.

http://www.auroralevinsmorales.com/uploads/4/2/9/2/4292077/the_historian_as_curandera.pdf

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