NYC & SF—South Asians Here and There: A Dialogue about LGBT & Human Rights

South Asians Here and There: A Dialogue about LGBT & Human Rights

Astraea is proud to co-sponsor the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission’s (IGLHRC) panel discussions on the LGBT rights situation in South Asia. The panels, in New York and San Francisco, will feature Astraea Grantee Partner Sunil Pant, the founder and director of Blue Diamond Society, Nepal’s only LGBT rights organization and the recipient of IGLHRC’s 2007 Felipa de Souza Award.

NEW YORK: Monday, April 30, 2007

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street)

Panelists
Sunil Pant, Founder and President of Blue Diamond Society
Trishala Deb, Program Coordinator at Audre Lorde Project
Paula Ettelbrick, IGLHRC Executive Director, Moderator

SAN FRANCISCO: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (730 Polk Street)
Admission is free.

Panelists
Sunil Pant, President of Blue Diamond Society
Dechen Tsering, Program Officer, Asia and Oceania,
Global Fund for Women
Sandip Roy, New America Media, former editor
Trikone Magazine
Paula Ettelbrick, IGLHRC Executive Director, Moderator

Human Rights Forum Features Joo-Hyun Kang

Why Can’t America Have Human Rights: A Public Forum to strengthen connections andbuild a human rights movement in the United States

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

is proud to be a co-sponsor of

Why Can’t America Have Human Rights:

A Public Forum to strengthen connections and
build a human rights movement in the United States

Thursday September 14, 2006 6:30PM
The Nave at The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York

Presented by Breakthrough and Mission and Social Justice of the Riverside Church, the event will feature social justice leaders, performers, comedians and musicians including the following:

Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes Jr.
La Bruja
DJ Spooky
Nasry Malak
Roger Bonair—Agard
Blackout Arts Collective
Afsheen Shamsi—CAIR NY
Mallika Dutt—Breakthrough
Larry Cox—Amnesty International USA
Aarti Shahani—Families for Freedom
Mary Beth Maxwell—American Rights at Work
Kent Lebstock—American Indian Law Alliance
Joo-Hyun Kang—Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Silvia Henriquez—National Latina Institute for
Reproductive Health
Ajamu Baraka—The United States Human Rights Network
The Riverside Inspirational Choir

For more information, visit: www.breakthrough.tv

Astraea Pride Celebration!

Sharing our passion and pride in the movement for social, racial and economic justice for lesbian and allied communities around the world.

The Staff of

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Invites You To
Our Annual Benefit Garden Party

Astraea Pride Celebration!

Sharing our passion and pride in the movement for social, racial and economic justice for lesbian and allied communities around the world.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006
6:00pm – 9:00pm Rain or Shine

At the lovely home of Katherine Acey,
Astraea’s Executive Director

Food and refreshments provided.

Suggested contribution: $50
(more if you can, less if you can’t)

Please RSVP to Candace,
Astraea’s event coordinator at 212.529.8021 x14.

Astraea’s Pride Celebration in Brooklyn, June 29!

Sharing our passion and pride in the movement for social, racial and economic justice for lesbian and allied communities around the world.

Left to Right: Lorraine Ramirez, Dulce Reyes, Melissa Hoskins, Candace Hewitt, Katherine Acey, Shaya Mercer, Audrey Rivers, Kerry-Ann Dacres, Colleen Meyers, Jazmine Irizarry, Joo-Hyun Kang, & Namita Chad.

Not Shown: Jennifer Einhorn, Ivory Farley, Fred Humphrey,
& Wendy Sealey


The Staff of

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Invites You To
Our Annual Benefit Garden Party

Astraea Pride Celebration!

Sharing our passion and pride in the movement for social, racial and economic justice for lesbian and allied communities around the world.

•

Thursday, June 29, 2006
6:00pm – 9:00pm Rain or Shine

At the lovely home of Katherine Acey,
Astraea’s Executive Director

Food and refreshments provided.

Suggested contribution: $50
(more if you can, less if you can’t)

Please RSVP to Candace,
Astraea’s event coordinator at 212.529.8021 x14.

Marga Gomez and Astraea Foundation invite you to a night of hilarious theater, engaging dialogue, and social change!

Astraea has additional tickets for Los Big Names available for sale!

If you enjoyed the show as much as we did, please tell a friend to purchase their tickets from Astraea today! We have unsold tickets available, and we’re happy to announce that these tickets can be redeemed for any night of the show through the remainder of the run.


These tickets are $45. The show closes May 14th. These tickets can be purchased through Astraea by calling our office at 212-529-8021 any time during business hours 10am-6pm. These tickets will not be offered through our website. Email events@astraeafoundation.org for more info.


Special Thanks to Theater-goers!

Sincere thanks for your support for Astraea’s benefit night with Marga Gomez’ Los Big Names on Monday April, 24th! The entire evening proved to be as fun and entertaining as we know Marga to be! We had a great time during the reception meeting and chatting with you and Marga (up close and personal) on such a warm and lovely night in the Theater district! What a great, casual way to boost our spirits on a Monday!

Again, thank you for joining us, and please let someone know about the show and Astraea’s tickets.

Best regards,
Candace Hewitt


Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Is proud to present one night of Marga Gomez’
new one-woman show

Los Big Names

A special benefit performance and reception
with dynamo Marga Gomez!

Monday, April 24, 2006 — 8pm
At The 47th Street Theater, 304 West 47th Street

For one night only, proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit Astraea’s grantmaking programs that help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.

Tickets are $60.
Receive special rate with group purchase
of 4 or more tickets for $50 each!

You must purchase tickets in advance
directly through Astraea’s website or call

Candace at 212-529-8021 x14
before Sunday April 23, 2006.

Download flier

As America’s most versatile Lesbian playwright and performer, Marga Gomez, stars in Los Big Names; an autobiographical tale that showcases her signature blend of humorous storytelling, spirited physicality, and emotional muscle. Los Big Names is set in two eras: the New York Latin show business world of the ’60s and Hollywood of the ’90s. It follows the lives of an unconventional Latino family of three pursuing their dreams of fame and fortune. For 90 minutes, Ms. Gomez portrays her mom, dad, the bodega busybody, Queen Latifah, Kathleen Turner and all of the vivid characters in this wild but true tale interweaving a moving family saga with an all-out skewering of celebrity.

Astraea in San Francisco!

Astraea Launches New Justice Social Series!

On September 25, 2005, Astraea will kick off a new series of intimate gatherings—. Justice Socials— in San Francisco with a brunch hosted by Anne & Simone Dorman and Jewelle Gomez & Diane Sabin.

Hosted in key cities around the U.S., Justice Socials are a wonderful opportunity for Astraea staff and board to engage with Leadership Gift Circle members and introduce Astraea to others interested in supporting social justice philanthropy and grantmaking.

Justice Social schedule:
San Francisco – —September 25
New York City – —October 19
Boston— – November, TBD

For more information, please contact Shaya Mercer, Philanthropic Partnership Officer,
shaya@astraeafoundation.org
or 212.529.8021.

A Winetasting Party benefiting Astraea

Join Astraea’s Executive Director Katherine Acey, and learn more about Astraea’s latest accomplishments and groundbreaking funding strategies. Discuss how lesbian philanthropy is helping to enact social change in your area-and around the world.

Albuquerque—–September 18, 2005

Congratulations to Host Committee & Sponsors for this outstanding House Party in support the Astraea Foundation!

If you missed this party, check our website for the next Astraea event in your area.

Interested in hosting a House Party for Astraea? Email events@astraeafoundation.org to request a House Party introductory brochure.


Albuquerque House Party!


Jami Porter Lara & Kathy Brown

Host Chairs

And Host Committee
Elissa Brietbard & Christina Treviño
Mary Ellen Capek & Susan Hallgarth
Eileen Cohen
Jennifer Dryfoos
Joan Watts

Invite you to

A Winetasting Party benefiting

Astraea Lesbian Foundation
For Justice

Join Astraea’s Executive Director Katherine Acey, and learn more about Astraea’s latest accomplishments and groundbreaking funding strategies. Discuss how lesbian philanthropy is helping to enact social change in your area—and around the world.

Sunday, September 18, 2005 4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque, NM

Explore wines from women vintners in a casual tasting seminar with Tiffany Ross, and enjoy a special performance by singer-songwriter, Linda Johnson!

Please RSVP.
Suggested contribution: $50
(more if you can, less if you can’t)
For more information, call Astraea’s event coordinator
at 212.529.8021 x14

Astraea Co-Hosts Book Party September 20th

Join art historian and founding member of Astraea’s Lesbian Visual Arts Committee, Flavia Rando as she moderates a panel featuring three heralded visual artists discussing and presenting slides of their work.

The Accidental Fundraiser

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Invites You to a BOOK PARTY celebrating the release of…

The Accidental Fundraiser:

A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising
Money for Your Cause

September 20, 2005
6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Accidental Fundraiser book cover

Astraea Offices
116 E 16th Street, Floor 7
(between Park and Irving)
New York, NY 10003
212.529.8021

Meet co-author
Stephanie Roth!

Enjoy this free event
and refreshments

ABOUT The Accidental Fundraiser:
Are you a board member, volunteer or activist with an organization, school, or project that needs to raise money? The Accidental Fundraiser is a how-to resource that guides you through the process of raising money from your community. The book presents eleven proven fundraising strategies that are easy to carry out and don’t require significant funds, large numbers of people, or extensive knowledge of fundraising. The authors, Stephanie Roth and Mimi Ho, show how to choose the right fundraising strategy (from house parties to bowl-a-thons) and include step-by-step instructions for carrying out all of the activities. In addition, The Accidental Fundraiser contains a wealth of worksheets and practical tips.

CO-HOSTED BY
Funding Exchange     Ms. Foundation
New York Foundation North Star Fund
Open Society Institute

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Our grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.

Astraea Co-hosts Lesbian Visual Artists Panel

Miriam Hernández, Deborah Kass, and Joan Snyder have exhibited at the Whitney, Jewish Museum, MoMA, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, and El Museo del Barrio.

Join art historian and founding member of Astraea’s Lesbian Visual Arts Committee, Flavia Rando as she moderates a panel featuring three heralded visual artists discussing and presenting slides of their work.

Miriam Hernández, Deborah Kass, and Joan Snyder have exhibited at the Whitney, Jewish Museum, MoMA, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, and El Museo del Barrio.

Hosted by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Women’s Studio Center, there will be an opportunity on site to purchase prints from these artists as part of Astraea’s limited edition commissioned print series.

Light refreshments, $5 at the door.

The Center is located at 208 West 13th Street,
(between 7th and 8th) New York, NY 10011.

The Funding Exchange To Honor Katherine Acey

Astraea is delighted to announce that on February 19, 2005, Astraea’s Executive Director, {cms_selflink page=”people” text=”Katherine Acey”}, will be honored at the Funding Exchange’s 25th Anniversary Celebration in New York City.

As many of you know, the Funding Exchange is one of the Progressive Movement’s most beloved organizations, and one of Astraea’s closest colleagues. Their work and vision, their staff and members, make us proud to call them our friends.

To learn more about the Funding Exchange, purchase tickets or receive more information about the event, click here.