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Some interesting stuff happening at Resistencia…

September 22, 2009

En el corazon del South Austin tenemos un love for liberation! c/s

Red Salmon Arts Calendar September/October/November 2009

Sunday Sept. 27, 2009 . . . CANCELED.

A public reading & signing by Ana Castillo & Co.

5pm Saturday October 3, 2009

Red Salmon Arts presents a reading and chapbook signing

with Native American poet and short story writer

Joe Montoya (Albuquerque, NM)

author of Children of the Desert Mountains

(A joint Red CalacArts Publications & Red Salmon Press onda)

Winner of the 2009 raúlrsalinas Guerilla Chapbook Poetry Contest

with special guest:

cover artist Gerardo Quetzatl Garcia (San Antonio)

Vernon “Joe” Montoya was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised on the Santa Ana and San Felipe Pueblos.  As a young adult he was incarcerated on drug offences and used his time in prison to read and write poetry.  He is a proud father of two daughters and two sons.  Joe has won several poetry slam competitions and is currently working on his first full book of poetry.  He reads, lectures and facilitates literary workshops in jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, middle and high schools.  He is also a full-time undergraduate student in Criminology at the University of New Mexico in Alburquerque and a full time employee at Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc., part of their Behavioral Health Team as a Certified Prevention Specialist that focuses on alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse prevention among adolescents in his community.

The raulrsalinas Guerrilla Chapbook Poetry Contest and the Children of the Desert Mountains Chapbook Release Reading are supported in part by the Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts. For more info

7pm Thursday October 8, 2009

Red Salmon Arts presents

a reading & book signing with Thomas Glave

Author of The Torturer’s Wife (City Lights Books)

Nominated for the 2010 Stonewall Book Award,

the oldest book award given for outstanding achievement in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature

Author of the acclaimed story collection Whose Song?, award-winning Thomas Glave is known for his stylistic brio and courageous explorations into the heavily mined territories of race and sexuality.  In The Torturer’s Wife, he expands and deepens his lyrical experimentation in stories that focus—explicitly and allegorically—on the horrors of dictatorships, war, anti-gay violence, the weight of traumatized memory, secret fetishes, erotic longing, desire and intimacy.

Thomas Glave is an O. Henry award-winning author and was named a Village Voice Writer on the Verge in 2001. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction), and editor of Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles. He is the 2008-2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin . . . He cuts to the bone of what it means to be black in America, white in America, gay in America, and human in the world at large.”  —Gloria Naylor, author of The Women of Brewster Place

Red Salmon Arts presents:

Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio:

Lecture, Book Signing, & Performance with scholar/activist Juanita Díaz-Cotto

(Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program at SUNY-Binghamton)

6:30pm Tuesday October 27, 2009

UT Austin Community Engagement Center, 1009 E. 11th St.

Red Salmon Arts presents a lecture and book signing on

Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio (UT Press) with Juanita Diaz-Cotto

This first comprehensive study of Chicanas encountering the U.S. criminal justice system is set within the context of the international war on drugs as witnessed at street level in Chicana/o barrios. Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice uses oral history to chronicle the lives of twenty-four Chicana pintas (prisoners/former prisoners) repeatedly arrested and incarcerated for non-violent, low-level economic and drug-related crimes. It also provides the first documentation of the thirty-four-year history of Sybil Brand Institute, Los Angeles’ former women’s jail.  Through her oral histories, Dr. Díaz-Cotto has given women who rarely have a voice—either in their own communities or in academic literature—an opportunity to tell their stories on their own terms.  Their reflections are haunting and deeply affecting.  Dr. Díaz-Cotto specializes in grounding the experiences of Chicanas and female  prisoners in the everyday, lived experiences of women across America.


7pm Thursday October 29, 2009

Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A South First St., 416-8885

Red Salmon Arts presents a performance reading of Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio featuring Vicki Grise, Lilia Rosas, and other Xicana artist/activists.

Drawing on Dr. Díaz-Cotto’s research, performance artist Vicki Grise, historian Lilia Rosas, and other Xicana artist/activists will breathe life into the oral histories in Chicana Lives, crafting a riveting performance from the life histories of incarcerated Chicanas.

Juanita Díaz-Cotto is the director of the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program at SUNY-Binghamton and an associate professor of women’s studies and sociology.  For the past 30 years, Dr. Díaz-Cotto, whose family emigrated from Puerto Rico to the U.S. when she was eight years old, has researched and written about the contours of gender, immigration, and ethnicity in U.S. society.  Her books include Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio, Gender, Ethnicity, and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics, and Compañeras: Latina Lesbians, an international anthology published under the pseudonym Juanita Ramos.

*These two events made possible through the generous support of Humanities Texas, and UT Austin Community Engagement Center.*

7pm Friday November 6, 2009

CineResistencia presents ¡No Marcharan! :

documentary film screening & photo exhibit of The Day the Klan Marched (Sol Rojo Productions)

Original uncut documentary of the day the Ku Klux Klan marched to the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas on February 19, 1983.   Includes footage of the Brown Berets call to action and the Austin City Council meeting vote giving the KKK permission to march.

The documentary also shows the violent response of the Austin Police Department to the engaging yet peaceful counter Anti-Klan march organized by concerned black and brown citizens and organizations and their white allies.  Along with documentary screening, photos of the KKK march and the Anti-Klan march taken by Gilberto Rivera will be on exhibit.

A discussion immediately following the screening will include participants in the counter march and the producers of the documentary, Jane and Gilberto Rivera of Sol Rojo Productions.


New & Recent Titles

Liberation, Imagination, & the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers & their Legacy edited by Kathleen Cleaver & George Katsiaficas

Golondrina, why did you leave me? by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez {UT Press}

In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition by Fred Moten {Univ. of Minnesota Press}

does you mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories edited by Lisa C. Moore {2nd Edition, Red Bone Press}

A Poetry of Remembrance: New & Rejected Works by Levi Romero {Univ. of New Mexico Press}

The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives & Contemporary Prison Writings edited by Joy James {SUNY Press} Blues Legacies & Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, & Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis {Random House} Companeras: Latina Lesbians (An Anthology)/Lesbianas Latinoamericanos (Expandido en Espanol) 3rd edition compiled & edited by Juanita Ramos Native Americans & the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances by Andrea Smith {Duke Univ. Press} Brown Unlike Me: Poems from the Second Layer of Our Skin (chapbook) by Emmanuel Ortiz {Calaca Press & Red Salmon Press} That’s Not Fair! Emma Tenayuca’s struggle for justice/No Es Justo! La Lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia written by Carmen Tafolla & Sharyll Teneyuca/illustrated by Terry Ybanez {Wings Press} The Jena 6 by Big Noise Tactical Media narrated by Mumia Abu Jamal {Big Noise Films/PM Press} DVD Austin Music Mezcla 09: Latino Music Sampler produced by Austin Latino Music Association (ALMA) CD she danced by 3 Jazz Collective (CD) CHECK IT OUT! COLLECTIVE MEMBER LILIA ROSAS SET UP A RED SALMON ARTS CYBER-SITE/TUMBLR AT:

Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts

1801-A South First St.,

Austin, Tejas  512-416-8885

Red Salmon Arts is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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