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"As increasing homophobia and transphobia across Africa threatens to silence the voices of African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people, the Queer African Reader brings together a collection of writings, analysis and artistic works that engage with the struggle for LGBTI liberation and inform sexual orientation and gender variance. The book aims to engage a primarily African audience and focuses on intersectionality while including experiences from a variety of contexts including rural communities, from exile, from conflict and post-conflict situations as well as diverse religious and cultural contexts. Contributions from across the continent explore issues such as identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, intersections with the broader social justice movement in Africa, the feminist movement and LGBTI rights, religion and culture, reconciling the personal with the political"

via Queer African Reader | Q-zine

can click through for links to order online

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Red Salmon Arts Presents
Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: A Reading and Book Signing with Roberto Cintli Rodríguez

5 pm Sunday 26 October 2014

“If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.” That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodríguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States.

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez brings together scholarly and traditional (elder) knowledge about the long history of maíz/corn cultivation and culture, its roots in Mesoamerica, and its living relationship to Indigenous peoples throughout the continent, including Mexicans and Central Americans now living in the United States. The author argues that, given the restrictive immigration policies and popular resentment toward migrants, a continued connection to maíz culture challenges the social exclusion and discrimination that frames migrants as outsiders and gives them a sense of belonging not encapsulated in the idea of citizenship. The “hidden transcripts” of corn in everyday culture—art, song, stories, dance, and cuisine (maíz-based foods like the tortilla)—have nurtured, even across centuries of colonialism, the living maíz culture of ancient knowledge.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Oct. 8: Worldwide Action for Students of Ayotzinapa

In solidarity with the 43 missing students from the rural teaching college of Ayotzinapa, more than 50 cities in Mexico and dozens throughout the world are planning to take to the streets to demand justice for them and their families.

A mass grave in the outskirts of Iguala, Guerrero was found on Saturday. Investigators believe it may contain the remains of the missing students, but say DNA tests to confirm their identities will take several weeks.

In the meantime, Mexicans are outraged. Wednesday, October 8, tens of thousands are expected to march in most of Mexico’s major cities. Abroad, demonstrations will be held at consulates and embassies.

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It’s October! Black cats are often associated with being spooky, but this means they have a negative stereotype associated with them.

Some people take the color of the cat into heavy consideration when looking for a new companion. This also goes for dogs! It’s a sad fact that black dogs and cats have a hard time finding homes.

To celebrate the awesomeness of black kitties, we would like to do a little showcase of black adoptable kitties! We also want to adopt to some shelters that are taking care of black kitties!
If you would like to nominate a kitty, please reblog with a link, or email us at

Want to find a black cat to show us? Try !

<3 Thank you!

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(Link reblogged from salmonrojo)