Thursday, October 21, 2010

CARA Co-Hosts Special Pre-Release Screening & Community Dialogue of Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls"

Real Colored Girls &

The Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival

Present a Special Pre-Release Screening &

Community Dialogue of


Tyler Perry’s adaptation of the award winning play For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange

Monday, November 1st 2010

Pigott Auditorium (Seattle University)

6:30 pm

This Event is Free & Open to the Public

Space is limited. RSVP to

Co-sponsors include: Seattle University, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Northwest Film Forum, 4Culture, Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, and Washington Educators for Social Justice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

CARA's Annual Nat Turner Teach-In for People of Color, Saturday, August 21st

This event is for People of Color to discuss and honor liberation struggles and
resistance, beginning with Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion of 1831.

DATE: Saturday, August 21, 2010
WHERE: Life Enrichment Bookstore (5023 Rainier Ave. S)
TIME: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch provided

Workshops Presented by: Communities Against Rape and Abuse Board members,
(YUIR) Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism, The People’s Institute
Northwest and Pinay Sa Seattle

Want to register or have other questions? Contact Georgena Frazier
(360) 281-6522 or 206-722-1700

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Let's Do It!

LET'S DO IT! – a night of sex worker made media at Northwest Film Forum
Saturday, March 20th
8:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. E. Seattle
$9 general, $6.50 student, $6.00 Film Forum members

Panel discussion
Special guests in attendance

From the Sangli district in the rural south of India to the life of a
New York City callboy, sex workers reach out through film and video to
share their experiences. LET'S DO IT! a night of experimental and
documentary shorts dedicated to human rights and advocacy for sex
workers across the globe. As misrepresentations of those who trade
erotic labor proliferate the mainstream media, sex workers and sex
worker activists help to reduce stigmatization by becoming their own
authors, reporters, and organizers. The evening’s films will examine
the unique challenges and joys of being a sex worker. Following the
screening will be a panel discussion with past and present sex workers
whose experience varies from peep show work, fetish & fantasy to erotic
massage and more. Miss Indigo Blue (Academy of Burlesque), billie rain
(dual power infamy) Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Author of So Many Ways
To Sleep Badly), local writer and sex worker Sophia J. Russel and other
special guests will be in attendance. Please join us to discuss
individual experiences with advocacy, work and empowerment. There will
be a reception with beverages, a DJ, food and copies of $pread
magazines for donation, all to raise funds for a local resource zine
by & for sex workers.

Curated by the bird cage collective
Sponsored by the Central Coop
Thank you Uniondocs NYC

Note: this is a fragrance free event

Wheel chair accessible

Friday, March 5, 2010

CARA Oscar Party This Sunday at Cafe Metropolitan

Join us for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Oscar Viewing Party
Sunday, March 7th
Hosted by Café Metropolitan, 1701 E. Olive Way (Seattle)
4 o’clock Red Carpet Pre-Show
5 o’clock Watch the live telecast with us!
$5 suggested donation

Dress to impress (but it is not required)
Cheer on your favorite films - Door Prizes, Drink Specials, and fun for all!
See you on the Red Carpet!

This event benefits CARA (Communities Against Rape & Abuse)

Monday, March 1, 2010

API Women & Family Safety Center's 15th Annual Candelight Vigil

Asian Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center's

15th Annual Candlelight Vigil

Thursday March 4

4-6 p.m.

King County Courthouse lawn 516 3rd Ave

On March 2, 1995, Susana Remerata Blackwell, Phoebe Dizon, Veronica Laureta, and Baby Kristine, Ms. Blackwell’s unborn child, were murdered by Susana’s estranged husband in the King County Courthouse as Susana attempted to escape an abusive marriage.

Since this tragic event, The Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center has been committed to holding a vigil every year to commemoration of all those affected by domestic violence. The event will include an indoor and outdoor program with guest speakers, Cambodian and Indonesian dance performances and food. In addition, a silent vigil will also take place outside with a march to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Please spread the word, and join us on Thursday!