AUSTIN: Resistencia Bookstore March 2011 Calendar of Events

Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
March 2011 Calendar of Events

7pm – 9pm Thursday March 10, 2011

Son en Movimiento: Talleres de Arte Comunitario de Son Jarocho

Workshops & Platicas on:

  • Zapateado
  • Verso y Poesia
  • Art as Resistance

$3 – $10 sliding scale donation/ children welcome!

FMI contact: Naomi Caballero: ohmydaliness &/or Carlos Salazar: carlosdsalazar

Upcoming Talleres de Son Jarocho @ Resistencia Bookstore:

March 24, April 7, & April 21, 2011

6pm – 8pm Tuesday March 15, 2011
Umbrage Books
a booksigning of Fambul Tok:  The Book
Fambul Tok accompanies a major documentary film to be premiered at SXSW 2011
Using ceremonies rooted in tradition, truth-telling bonfires and traditional cleansing, Fambul Tok (“Family Talk”) emerged in Sierra Leone as a unique community-owned program bringing together perpetrators and victims of the violence in Sierra Leone’s eleven-year civil war to talk, heal, and chart a new path forward, together.
Introduction by Benedict Sannoh – Afterword by Ishmael Beah – Photographs by Sara Terry
Interview with John Caulker – Essays by Libby Hoffman and Sara Terry
SXSW Movie Premiere:  3/14/11 The Alamo Ritz
SXSW Screenings:  3/16/11 State Theatre & 3/17/11 Alamo Lamar

7pm Friday March 18, 2011
a film screening of END:CIV
followed by discussion/ Q & A with the Director
Franklin López
END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”

The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don’t have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system — it seems to be coming apart already.

But acts of courage, compassion and altruism abound, even in the most damaged places. By documenting the resilience of the people hit hardest by war and repression, and the heroism of those coming forward to confront the crisis head-on, END:CIV illuminates a way out of this all-consuming madness and into a saner future.

Backed by Jensen’s narrative, the film calls on us to act as if we truly love this land. The film trips along at a brisk pace, using music, archival footage, motion graphics, animation, slapstick and satire to deconstruct the global economic system, even as it implodes around us. END:CIV illustrates first-person stories of sacrifice and heroism with intense, emotionally-charged images that match Jensen’s poetic and intuitive approach. Scenes shot in the back country provide interludes of breathtaking natural beauty alongside clearcut evidence of horrific but commonplace destruction.

Interviews include Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society and writers James Howard Kunstler (Clusterfuck Nation), Gord Hill (500 Years of Indigenous Resistance), Waziyatawin (For Indigenous Eyes Only), Lierre Keith (The Vegetarian Myth), and Stephanie McMillan (Minimum Security). López interviews indigenous activists Qwatsinas (Nuxalk Nation) and Rod Coronado (Pascua Yaqui); environmentalists Steven Best, Zoe Blunt, Dru Oja Jay, Macdonald Stainsby, and many more.



Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, López hosts “It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine,” the world’s most subversive news show. In 2005, his post-Katrina video remix “George Bush Don’t Like Black People” reached a million people and got a nod from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Wired Magazine listed subMedia.TV in its top ten online video sites in 2006, the same year López was hired to produce Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!

END:CIV. The future depends on it.



7pm Friday March 25, 2011

Cafe Libro Open Mike
celebrates & honors the Woman Warrior Spirit
poets, writers, performers, organizers/activists:
Amanda Johnston
Kim Alidio
Erika Gonzalez
& others
(more info forth coming)

We invite poet/artistas to come share/enjoy the cantos & cuentos of emerging & established writers/musicians.

Organized & hosted by Carole Metellus & Lilia Rosas.

Saturday March 26, 2011

The Cesar E. Chavez

10th Annual March & Rally


12 noon:  assemble at Terrazas Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street

12:30 pm: March to State Capitol Building, 11th St. & Congress Avenue

1pm – 3 pm: Speakers, Poetry, Music and Dance

Stop the Repeal of Cesar E. Chavez State Holiday!

Say No to HB505!

Cesar E. Chavez is one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. His legacy of workers rights, civil rights, environmental justice, equality for all, peace, non-violence, children and women’s rights, deserves national recognition.

Let’s march to end the cycle of poverty, education for all children, affordable- accessible health care, diversity & equal rights for all, immigrant rights, workers rights, LGBTQ rights, affordable housing, and environmental Justice.

SPONSORED BY: People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER), Southwest Key, UT MEChA, La Nueva Raza, Grassroots Leadership, ACLU of Central TX, ATX National Hip Hop Political Convention, Theatre Action Project, Austin Voices for Education and Youth,  Urban Roots, Capoeira da Rua, St Edward’s Ballet Folklorico, Hispanic Students Association & MultiCultural Leadership Board-St. Edward’s, Fair Food Austin, Resistencia Bookstore, Save Our Youth, Alma de Mujer, Proyecto Defensa Laboral,  Austin Immigrants Rights Coalition, and  Young Scholars for Justice.

7:30pm Sunday March 28, 2011
Save Our Youth
the Beehive Design Collective’s
TRUE COST OF COAL Graphics Campaign:
a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal coal mining and Resistance



Two years in the making, “The True Cost of Coal” is an elaborate narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal in Appalachia and beyond. The image is the culmination of an intensive and collaborative research process, as the Beehive methodology centers on first hand story-sharing. To create the poster, the Beehive interviewed hundreds of community members throughout the Appalachia region.
The Bees craft visual metaphors and weave them together in a patchwork “quilt” of personal stories.  In their interactive picture-lectures, the Bees lead audiences through an engaging, larger-than-life banner version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and history. The experience prompts discussion and understanding of contemporary struggles about energy and coal, while honoring the deep legacy of the Appalachian experience. Upon seeing the graphic, Tanya Turner of Pineville, KY said, “This image is changing Appalachia. Appalachians are taking back Appalachia and this image is a tool for that change.”
“The True Cost of Coal” is only the latest work in the Beehive’s repertoire of graphics campaigns. The Beehive hums with activity, tackling issues as diverse as biotechnology, corporate globalization, food and agriculture, and colonialism. The group’s mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating images that educate the public and deconstruct complex geopolitical issues.  Their body of work is distributed as “anti-copyright;” individuals and organizations are encouraged to reproduce the graphics for non-profit use as a means of circulating information and awareness.

For more information and to view the graphics visit OR


New & Recent Titles

Manga/double book-cd project: Deadly She-Wolf: Assassin at Armageddon! music & concept by Fred Ho/ written by Fred Ho & Ruth Margraff/ illustrations by Mac McGill PLUS Momma’s Song: music & concept by Fred Ho/ written by Christine Stark/ illustrations by Mac McGill {innova Recordings & Transformation Art Publisher}

A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM & American Experimental Music by George E. Lewis {Univ. of Chicago Press}

Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment edited by Marc Mauer & Meda Chesney-Lind {The New Press}

El Monstruo: Dread & Redemption in Mexico City by John Ross {Nation Books}

Aztec Calendar Coloring Book: The 20 day symbols of the Aztec calendar w/their names in Nahuatl, Espanol, & English {Aztlan Libre Press}

Blutopia: Visions of the Future & Revisions of the Past in the Work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, & Anthony Braxton by Graham Lock {Duke Univ. Press}

Malcolm X Talks to Young People: Speeches in the US, Britain, & Africa {Pathfinder Press}

The Good Rainbow Road written by Simon J. Ortiz/ illustrations by Michael Lacapa (Tri-lingual children’s book) {Univ. Of Arizona Press}

Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, and the Austin Project edited by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, & Sharon Bridgforth {UT Press}

Furia: Poems by ire’ne lara silva {Mouthfeel Press}

sweet tea: Black Gay Men of the South: an oral history by E. Patrick Johnson {Univ. of North Carolina Press}

Tunaluna by alurista {Aztlan Libre Press}

State of Exile by Cristina Peri Rossi (translated by Marilyn Buck) {City Lights Books}

Forgetting the Alamo Or Blood Memory: A Novel by Emma Perez {UT Press}

Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification, & The Umoja Village Shantytown by Max Rameau {Nia Press}

does you mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories edited by Lisa C. Moore {2nd Edition, Red Bone Press}

The Black Panther Suite: All Power to the People! music-video performance DVD: music & concept by Fred Ho/ Art by Paul Chan {Big Red Media}

she danced by 3 Jazz Collective (CD)
Speak the Truth (hip hop CD) by Riders Against the Storm
Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
1801-A South First St., Austin, Tejaztlan: 512-416-8885

Red Salmon Arts is funded & supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division & by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts & an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.




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