Feb 19th, 7PM: Friday Night at the Meaningful Movie
5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle
Directions can be found at www.meaningfulmovies.org
Hope to see you there!
Film: CUBA MIA: PORTRAIT OF AN ALL-WOMEN’S ORCHESTRA (85 minutes, Cecilia Domeyko, 2005) WITH THE US WOMEN AND CUBA COLLABORATION.
This award-winning (CINE Golden Eagle, Chicago Film Festival, World Music Festival) film was directed by Cecilia Domeyko, creator of dozens of films capturing the Latina/o experience in the US and Latin America. Featuring ten talented and beautiful musicians, playing the harmonies of Cuban soul, CUBA MIA demonstrates the power of music to cross boundaries. This story of the musicians of the all-woman Camerata Romeu is filled with dazzling faces and fiery performances that astonish and delight.
By turns funny, angry, lyrical and moving, CUBA MIA takes us behind the scenes of a Revolution in progress – that has prioritized gender and racial justice, investment in arts, music, culture and the politics of sexuality as essential to healthy human development – and offers a slice of Cuban life seldom seen on the world’s screens. ”If you liked Buena Vista Social Club, you’ll love CUBA MIA!”
Discussion lead by members of the US Women and Cuba Collaboration will focus on the film’s themes as well as contemporary US and Cuban relations and Cuba’s role in humanitary aid and international solidarity with Haiti. The Collaboration is organizing a women’s delegation to Cuba in March 2010; for details about the Delegation and the US Women & Cuba Collaboration, go to www.womenandcuba.org
Co-sponsored with Seattle NOW (www.nowseattle.org) and the Seattle Labor and Peace Choruses.
(Event is FREE and open to the public! …but Donations are kindly accepted).
Thursday, March 4, 7:30 PM:
March Action Forum: Women & Climate Change: Connecting Around the World
1119 8th Ave. (at Seneca Street), Seattle, WA – http://www.seattlelwv.org
The International Relations Committee is planning this forum, which will focus on women around the world, the challenges climate change presents to the poorest of them, and action we can take to help change that. Climate change hits women in poor countries especially hard – as they plant and grow food, collect water and gather firewood, and nurture their children. The goals of the forum are to better understand the effects of climate change on these women, to connect the dots between our lives and theirs, and to explore the action we can take here that will improve their lives there. Opportunities for action will begin at the forum. As usual, admission will be free. We hope you will put this date on your calendar now – and join us then!
Sat, March 6th, NOON: Int’l Women’s Day March and Rally
Pre-march rally, Powell Barnett Park (Martin Luther King Way and Alder St.)
Rally, 2 PM: Occidental Park, Seattle
S Washington St & Occidental Ave S
Speakers, spoken word, music, and more
Monday, March 8th: IWD Celebration, 7 to 9 pm
POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave. near Madison St. In a relaxed atmosphere, with refreshments and entertainment by local performers, organizers will honor the contributions of local activist women who have worked on social justice issues here in Seattle