Sirenas Revolutionary Mothering – Book Tour 2016

My friend China Martens is touring from Baltimore to South Texas,  promoting the book she co-edited, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines.  Here’s the facebook  event page for details on the dates and locations.

I’ve included a PDF of the poster with tour schedule and also a jpg. I created the redhead sirena image that she is using for the poster and other promotions.

I’ll be reading and selling zines and my book in Denton, Austin, Kingsville,  Edinburg and Brownsville.

Denton-if I can find a place that will let us stay along with my 2 kids and my fur kid Marley, same as Kingsville. Though I might be able to just drive through- if pain, tiredness, etc plays along.  The first week of November I have to turn right back around and go to Houston for drs appointments for a few days.

Here’s some ways that you can support me in able to participate in this tour:

-Donate directly to csdistro@gmail.com

-gift cards for food/gas ect

I also do sensitivity readings for your articles, essays and manuscripts. 

Subjects:  
Disability and ableism, queerness, LGBTA issues, Latinx, latin@ issues and identity, Mexican, Mexican-American, Chican@, race/culture, stereotypes, bilingualism (Spanish/English, specifically Mexican-American, Chican@-English and Tex-Mex authenticity)
More about sensitivity readers here

More on what I can provide here.

-I recently starting offering creative prompts using the Collective Tarot Cards. This is a Tarot reading that is part creative prompt, part self-discovery? I’ve created a way to use Tarot in a creative healing way for myself and I’ll be sharing this process with you. You’ll receive a personalized creative prompt exercise inspired by the Collective Tarot Deck and the three cards that come up for you. This prompt can be used for a writing exercise or art session to contemplate the truths that are beyond us at the moment. More on these readings can be found here.

screenshot of creative tarot site

 

-Purchase some of my mixed media and photo collages found here.

screen shot of mixed media page
screen shot of mixed media page

Readings & workshops

I’m available to doing readings, virtual readings, workshops on topics such as zines, women of color in zines, South Texas history, borderlands, Gloria Anzaldua, zines as alternative forms of media, zines as teaching tools, zines as communication and radical acts. Fees are negotiable. 

 

 

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sirena poster

 

Sirenas Revolutionary Mothering – Book Tour 2016
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, co-editor China Martens

Tour Dates:
Oct. 14th – Asheville, NC at Firestorm Cafe & Books, 7pm
Oct. 15th – Knoxville, TN WoodStack at the Riverside Community Catholic Worker
Oct. 16th – Nashville, TN at Scarritt Bennett Center, 2:30-4 pm w/ FREE HEARTS (an organization led primarily by formerly incarcerated women and mothers in support of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers and their families)
Oct. 17th – Memphis, TN at Caritas Village, 6pm w/ MEMPHIS ADVOCATES FOR RADICAL CHILDCARE (MARCH)
Oct. 20th – Denton, TX at Texas Women University, 5pm w/ LAYNE RUSSELL, NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 24th – Austin, TX at Book Woman, 7pm w/ ARIEL GORE, MAMA SANA VIBRANT WOMAN, A PROJECT OF MAMAS OF COLOR RISING; TK KARAKASHIAN TUNCHEZ, LAS OFRENDAS; LAYNE RUSSELL; NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 25th – Austin, TX at Resistencia Books, 7pm w/ MAMA SANA VIBRANT WOMAN, A PROJECT OF MAMAS OF COLOR RISING; TK KARAKASHIAN TUNCHEZ, LAS OFRENDAS; LAYNE RUSSELL; NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 26th – Kingsville, TX at Texas A&M w/ NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 27th – Edinburg, TX at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies w/ NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 28th – Brownsville, TX at UTRGV Brownsville Campus, Sponsored by Center for Mexican American Studies, 2-3pm w/ NOEMI MARTINEZ
Oct. 29th – Houston, TX at Solidarity House, 2-3:30pm
Oct. 30th – New Orleans, LA at Rank & File w/ MINI MAESTROS, activities for kiddos & spooky snacks
Nov. 1st – Jackson, MS
Nov. 2nd – Athens, GA at Avid Books at 6:30pm w/ STACEY-MARIE PIOTROWSKI

Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering, places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. Join editor China Martens (The Future Generation, Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind) and others for a timely discussion of the challenges mothers face every day, and the ways we can work to collectively rise up together.

For more info about the book: http://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=746

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Noemi is a sirena, poet-curandera living in South Texas. A writer, cultural critic and historian, she enjoys paints, gesso, tattoos and eating.

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