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Bay Area Ladyfest Presents: Sharing is Caring! Rad workshop day!
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An exciting series of workshops in 2 awesome locations in San Francisco: Adobe Books and Modern Times Books!
These two shops are just down the street from each other and we’ll have workshops going on in both locations (SEE OUR MAP LINK BELOW).
All events are $0-20 Sliding Scale and open to the public. All proceeds go to A Safe Place (Oakland) and St. James Infirmary (SF).
noon-1:15 FIGURE DRAWING: Details to follow.
1:30-2:45 DOES MASTURBATING MAKE ME A FEMINIST: A workshop and discussion led by two Bay Area sex educators. Learn the facts on masturbation and listen/participate in a lively discussion on the intersections of self-pleasure, feminism, personal empowerment, and societal norms of female-bodied sexuality.
3-4:15 WOMEN IN COMICS: HERSTORY AND NOW. Starting with history of women in comics, both characters and creators, followed by a discussion on the comic industry, misogyny, cosplay, queerness in comics, ableism, transphobia and a whole lot more. Led by an art major based out of San Francisco. She’s written for various school newspapers and has worked with the Slingshot collective covering cartoonists and zines!
12:45-2 Workshop by the QUEER CULTURAL CENTER. Details to follow.
2:15-3:30 MIGRATION ON THE PAGE: WRITING BETWEEN LANGUAGES
In this workshop, we will look at writings by Gloria Anzaldúa and other immigrant and diaspora writers who move between languages in their work. We will have a chance to reflect upon the relationships between ourselves, our bodies, our mother tongue(s), and our societies. Multilingual writing can be an extremely liberating and truthful way to tell our stories, and also a powerful way to subvert cultural policing of languge and identity. In the workshop, we will also have an opportunity to write individually and share our work. Led by Amirah Mizrahi.
3:45-5 FEMINIST FREQUENCIES: BASICS OF LIVE SOUND
This is a brief introduction to the basics of sound engineering exclusively for those who identify as womyn and queers. By the end of this workshop, you should be able to set up a PA (Portable Audio) System, understand the nuances of graphic and standard equalization, feedback, compressors and other effects, live mixing, and troubleshoot the weirdest of problems. If people are interested, we will learn some basic live and studio recording techniques. Materials: Notebook, writing thing, ears or listening device. Led by Sharmi Basu.
For more information, including details on our amazing workshop presenters, visit our website: http://www.bayarealadyfest.wordpress.com