Archive for April 20th, 2009

support SFWAR

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Double-duty on the strong women front, all around!

I just discovered that two other fierce friends of mine, Nicole Hsiang and Sasha St Denny, are both participating in this weekend’s San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) fundraising event, Walk Against Rape. They are both soliciting donations for their participation in the walk.

I’ve learned more about SFWAR through Nicole, who worked there for a long time. It’s an organization well-worth supporting. And Sasha put the need for supporting SFWAR simply and eloquently in her donations message:

As some of you may know,  I recently started an internship with San Francisco Women Against Rape, the primary provider of rape crisis services and sexual violence prevention education programs in San Francisco. I had a sobering moment during one of our training sessions when the group of about 15 people was asked to walk across the room if they or someone they knew had been a victim of sexual violence. Without a moment’s hesitation, every single person walked to the other side of the room.

Rape is a difficult subject to talk about, but it is an epidemic that we cannot ignore. Please sponsor me as I join many others in the Walk Against Rape event to benefit SFWAR this Saturday, April 25th. By donating to SFWAR you are not only supporting survivors, but making a statement that rape will not be tolerated in your community.

No donation is too small!
Skip that cappuccino or pack your lunch for the day and know that your donation is helping us to make a difference!

You can make a donation to Sasha’s and Nicole’s fundraising pages here:

Or here:

Single Shots Apr 23 – May 2!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

I’m going to this! Hopefully, some of you are, as well.
Given that the phenomenally talented Sam Chanse and Nicole Maxali are both on the roster (and I’ve heard great things about Sarita and Dennis, as well), I’m thrilled to go catch this show!


Bindlestiff Studio presents

A collection of solo performances featuring new works from
Samantha Chanse
, Nicole Maxali, Sarita Ocón, and Dennis Rodis.

Samantha Chanse:
Back to the Graveyard, about a family dinner derailed, a reluctant artist, and an involuntary volunteer.

Nicole Maxali:
Identification, Please, about a search for self through drugs, sex, shoes, & Jesus!

Sarita Ocón:
Compromise, a darkly comic solo work about the performance of cultural identity.

Dennis Rodis:
Click, an eerie, twisted monologue about obsessive infatuation, Stevie Wonder, and frappuccinos, written by A. Samson Manalo.

Tickets $10 in advance (online), sliding scale $15-20 at the door.

Thursdays through Sundays, April 23-May 2
8:00 PM
The Thick House
1695 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107