Looking for *REBELEROTICA* : spoken word, writing, and visual art for an event on May 27th- work that describes, or shows, in sensous detail, how sexy liberation can be- and how powerful the physical lightning can become when you reach past all oppressions!
SEEKING REBELEROTICA for May 27th
The knowledge in my head is only in my head. The knowledge in my body
rings through my being like a tone.
Steady as the percolator-drip at the Red and Black is talk of why it
doesn't have to be the way it is. Over cups of coffee collectively brewed
and profited from, through the internet they provide, and sunk into their
soft and comfy couches, people gather, and plot the death-rattle of all
That is why I thank the Red and Black.
I also thank the forests, those great breathing organisms held to life
by trees. They give me wildness, awe, air, and water. I've breathed in
their earthy tang. I have drunk the water from urban taps that comes
filtered through their roots, and felt the difference in my body, among
them, as I come alive.
I have made love on the moss beneath their shade. For this, I thank
and sing the praises of the body, that part that gives and receives, that, in
those moments, gave me the strength to attempt the impossible, and watch
it be real.
These three organic gathering-places have supported my strength to
rebel- against injustice, and against the supression of voices, in the woods or
on the streets. These are the places that help me come alive in the
service of life.
In support of, and celebration of, these places, I seek writers and
poets who care more about justice than about law, more about love than about
remaining in their roles, to help me raise money for the Red and Black
Cafe and for Cascadia Summer. What I'm looking for are pieces that link a
celebration of rebellion against injustice with a celebration of the
body - in other words, rebelerotica - to be read out loud at the Red and Black on
Tuesday, May 27th, at 7:30 pm.
Because revolution is about coming alive. I dream of people coming
together for this event, to raise money for two good causes, while
reminding people as viscerally as it is possible to do in print of the beauty that
they fight for.
If this event is a success, I'd be interested in repeating it for
other groups' sakes- because ecstatic unions made against injustice are a cause
in themselves! Lets explore the sexiest, the most creative ways, that these
can be done!
About the organizations to benefit:
The Red and Black Cafe
A meeting space, performance venue, cafe, and coffee shop, collectively
owned and run. Organicness, radicalness, big soft couches, and social
The Cascadia Summer campaign is made-up of a diverse group of local
conservationists fighting to protect forests, streams, and wildlife. We
recognize and value strength in diversity of tactics. During Cascadia
Summer, activists will be engaging in a wide-range of tactics from civil
disobedience, tree-sits, public outreach in urban and rural areas,
lawsuits, political pressure, and popular education. Trainings in direct action,
non-violence, blockading, legal issues, and much much more will be
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