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February at In Other Words

February 2, 2014

Happenings for February at In Other Words:

  • Our neighbors, The Vital Compass, are joining us every other week for self-care sessions. They will start on Wednesday the 5th at noon with Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture, which is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body.
  • On Tuesday, February 11th, join the Happy Hysteria Health Collective with Rev. Teri D. Ciacchi from Living Love Revolution for an evening of dynamic conversation and embodiment exercises designed to help you identify and experience your sexual sovereignty.
  • On Saturday, February 15th, check out the monthly film series hosted by Sistah Sinema celebrating the revolutionary act of a queer woman of color loving other queer women of color.
  • On Tuesday, February 18th, stop by for the monthly local poetry reading series, featuring two readers and an open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work
  • On Saturday, February 22nd,  join local author and activist Nancy Thurston for an afternoon of waking up to the feminine wisdom already within you at Tending the Fire:  Feminine Wisdom for Midnight Times. Guided by excerpts from her provocative social change memoir, Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself, Nancy will facilitate creative exercises to help you excavate the riches of your own story.
  • On Wednesday, February 26th, don’t miss In the Other Words presents Reel Feminism showing of Compensation at the Clinton Street Theatre, an important film on African-American deaf culture by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis (CYCLES and A POWERFUL THANG). Two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man that were inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. (source:
  • On Thursday, February 27th, join us for Slam Up: Where Poetry Meets Comedy, an innovative mix of comedy and poetry through music and spoken word featuring Cali Bulmash and Emily Lowinger. They’ll rap, sing, spit (poetry), & grab you by the heartstrings with their tales of the many shades of love– requited, unrequited, gay, straight, queer, or, well, just “creative.”

To celebrate and honor Black History Month, don’t miss the 24th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films at Portland Community College! This is a FREE and open to the public event Thursdays through Saturdays all month, and the final weekend will also celebrate women filmmakers!

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