PubliCalendar: Feminists Stand Up and Speak Out!

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 2, 2015

For Thursday

Radical Women hosts 'Feminists Stand Up and Speak Out!' 

Socialist feminist group Radical Women is hosting a community meeting this week—think of Stand Up and Speak Out as an informational venting session complete with vegan food.
The meeting features a representative from the Sex Worker Outreach Project Seattle, who is speaking on the harmful impact of the city's prohibitive policies towards sex work. There's plenty of time allotted for folks to share their own ideas and network with activists too. 

Feminists Stand Up and Speak Out!, Thurs, Apr 2, 7:30pm, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Free

For Friday

A Double Feature on Fossil Fuels

Meaningful Movies has packed together two short films for Friday night: Andy Miller's film Momenta, and VICE News documentary Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail. Both will be tackling how Big Coal and crude oil trade are posing environmental risks in the Pacific Northwest. You'll learn about how these profit-seeking industries work in a jam-packed hour and have a chance to chat the implications afterward. 

'Momenta' and 'Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail,' Fri, Apr 3, 7pm, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission

Advance Notice for April 8

Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable 

Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable is a space for local activists to comment on the impact of state violence on Black lives through visual art. The Columbia City Gallery's latest installment showcases art by activists like Afam Ayika (who spoke out against the youth jail decision in February), and is curated by one of my favorite journalists, Naomi Ishisaka. Artists will be responding to the Trayvon Martin killing, the non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings. Powerful stuff. 

The gallery will open on April 8 and continue through May 17.

Editor's note and full, excited, disclosure: One of Atoosa's photographs is part of the exhibition.

The Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable Exhibit Opening, Wed, Apr 8, 5pm, Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S, Free

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