Welcome to the L-Word online!
We're happy to have this space to share some of what we put in the paper plus things that we find out about too late to get them in. We update the site at least monthly, so when the L-word's paper publication comes out you should see some changes reflected here as well. And there are often changes in between when we find out about something exciting, so check back.
Our site holds a local calendar of intriguing events, archives of Kulture Klatch, Ruth's Review, and Montanna's spirituality column, and a summary of last month's Queer news as reported by "the other barb", as well as local resources. If there's something else that you think is important to get up here, please, don't hesitate to contact us! We are always looking for the next best idea.
Andrea Smith and Social Justice at HSU
March 7th and 8th is HSU's social justice summit. The keynote this year, at 7 pm in the Kate Buchanen room, HSU, is by Andrea Smith, founder of INCITE! Women of color against violence, educator and activist who works on resisting sexual/domestic violence against women of color, specifically indigenous women. She's also the auther of "The Revolution will not be Funded", and will be taking about grassroots fundraising un her workshop on Saturday morning. There will also be workshops on music and murals, AIDs and organizing and Tribal Justice, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday the 8th. More at www.humboldt.edu/multicultural.
International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday, March 8 at The Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth Street, off K St., Arcata. Doors open at 1:30. The Emma Center and the Humboldt Branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom invite the public to this free event featuring an educational panel, "How Healing Happens: a panel on trauma, the body, and integrative healing", followed by International Women's Day Around the World, presentation of the Edilith Eckert Memorial Peace Scholarship, music by Sarah Torres, and exhilarating performances by Ya Habibi belly dancing troupe, the Philippine/American Assoc. Dancers, Hoopdance of Humboldt, HSU Circus performers, and the Raging Grannies. Also featured throughout the afternoon: complimentary chair massages, time to mingle and talk with women's groups from the area, snacks and beverages. (707)825-6680 (Emma Center) or email@example.com.
Starhawk in Humboldt
Starhawk, a pioneer in the revival of earth-based spirituality and Goddess religion, activist, and global justice organizer, will be joining us here in Humboldt on Sunday and Monday March 23 & 24.
On Sunday evening, March 23rd, Starhawk will lead an Equinox Ritual and Spiral Dance at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside at 5:30 p.m. $10 - $50 sliding scale --more if you can; less if you can’t. This event will take place rain or shine. Advance tickets are sold out!There will be about 100 tickets available at the door, so it might be wise to get there early. And PLEASE carpool, bike, or walk--there will be additional parking at Jacoby creek school. Bring a lantern.
On Monday, March 24, Starhawk will be signing books at Moonrise Herbs, 826 G in Arcata, at noon. And at 5:30 p.m. she'll talk about “Magic, Activism and Changing the World,” in the Kate Buchanan Room (KBR) at HSU. Both events are free. For more information, call Susan McGee at 601-6042, or email her at SusanGSMcGee@aol.com. Volunteers are needed to help at the events, and to do publicity.