Monday, April 12, 2010

GenEnCo at the Roxy! I'm performing at our fundraiser on May 8!

GenEnCo at the Roxy: One Night Only!
May 8th, 2010
7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, performance, good food, and great company!

Performers include:

Abe Louise Young
Celeste Guzman Mendoza

and GenEnCo's own

Kelly Marshall and Natalie Goodnow

A silent auction will also take place, with the opportunity to bid in beautiful original visual art, yoga and massage gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates, and much more!

The proceeds of this event will go to GenEnCo, allowing us to attend the Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference.

What's that, you say?

"PTO is a not-for-profit organization with the following mission: To challenge oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice. We organize an annual meeting that focuses on the work of liberatory educators, activists, and artists; and community organizers. Using pedagogy and theatre, they each worked with oppressed peoples of the world to develop critical literacies and actions to overcome social systems of oppression." -- from

This event will take place at

The Roxy
1409 S Redondo Dr,
Austin TX, 78721

We'll see you there!

If you know you won't make it, but still want to support GenEnCo, please donate here.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

The Austin Project Jam Sessions - I'm performing!

The Austin Project Jam Sessions

The Austin Project brings a group of women scholars, artists and activists of color and our allies together for a 11 week process. We meet for 4 hours on Sundays. The process walks participants through a process of uncovering and articulating the personal: identity-culture-memory-family herstories-aspirations/for the purpose of discovering and strengthening their writing voice and style. At the end of the process the group shares their work in a public presentation.

Ensemble Work
23 April 2010
8:00 p.m.
Winship Drama Building, room 2.180
University of Texas
23rd and San Jacinto
Austin, TX
Reception Following

Solo Work
24 April 2010
4:00 p.m.
Vortex Cafe
2307 Manor
Austin, TX

Monday, April 5, 2010

Men Rally for Change this Saturday!

Men Rally for Change

This Saturday!
April 10th - 9:30 am
The Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St | Austin, TX 78701

Men Rally For Change is a collaboration of men, women and youth speaking out
against sexual and domestic violence, while speaking up for safe communities
and healthy relationships. Under the umbrella of SafePlace's Expect Respect
program, Men Rally For Change engages school and community partners in an
annual rally featuring lively speakers and outstanding performers and works
throughout the year to strengthen men's involvement in ending violence
against women.

Men Rally For Change is a product of the community, and the Expect Respect
program at SafePlace. The Expect Respect program engages youth and adults
in building healthy relationships and preventing dating abuse and sexual
violence. The Expect Respect team provides support groups in local schools,
youth leadership training, and educational programs, and partners with
school and community organizations to prevent dating abuse before it

Men Rally For Change.
Know it.
Feel it.
Breathe it.
Be it.
It's time to craft a new anthem. Men Rally For Change.



* DJ Chorizo Funk
* P.U.B.L.I.C. O.F.F.E.N.D.E.R.S.
* Zell Miller, III Interdisciplinary Artist
* Reagan "Soul Raiders" High School Marching Band


* Ted Rutherford, Founder - Responsible Men
* Emiliano Diaz de Leon, TAASA Primary Prevention Specialist
* Eric Wheeler, Survivor/Anti-Violence Advocate




Pull up your tube socks and get your sweatbands ready!

Join us for the 2010 SafePlace Field Day & Festival

Saturday, April 10th • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens Park
2101 Jesse E. Segovia, Austin, TX 78702
General Admission: $ 5 OR 3 cans of food per person. Kids 12 & under get
in Free!

View our 2010 SafePlace Field Day & Festival video on YouTube!

Family Fun

Friendly Competition


Bring the entire family and join in the
fun at the SafePlace Field Day &
• Crafts, games and prizes for
all ages
• Bouncing Castle, Art Projects,
Face Painting and more
• Bark 'n Play Dog Area
• Local food vendors
• Music and performances

Come see the Relay Teams compete
in ridiculous relays
creating a
spectacle for all to enjoy!
• Head Ball
• Dizzy Bat Race
• Wacky Dress Up Race
• Pillow Case Race
• Hula Hoop Roll Relay
• Slippery Water Balloon Toss
• Final Relay - Obstacle Course!

The SafePlace Field Day & Festival
raises funds to support cost-free
programs and services for those
affected by sexual and domestic
violence. There are several ways to
show your support:
• Make a donation to the event
• Support a Team or Participant
• Build or join a Fundraising Team

Interested in volunteering for the event? Visit our Volunteer
page and sign up today!
For General Inquiry or Press and Media,
please call the SafePlace Event Line at 512.481.9255 or visit the Field Day &
Festival Contacts
All proceeds from this event go to support SafePlace