Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mark your calendars for Shout Out!

In Other Word's bookstore is hosting an upcoming reading on February 9th for the newly released book Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence. Editors Maria Ochoa and Barbara K. Ige will be speaking at the event. This was the post on the IOW listserve:

AUTHOR READING: Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence Editedby Maria Ochoa and Barbara K. Ige 2:00 pmThis Month: February 9th Meet María Ochoa and Barbara K. Igeco-editors of and contributing writers to Shout Out: Women of ColorRespond to Violence. The multi-dimensional anthology contains the works of more than 40 women and girls, who reflect on the precarious conditions faced boldly and courageously by women and girls from all continents.

This "hot off the press" book has received rave reviewsfrom critics and activists alike."More than a book, Shout Out is a call to action. It's an important document of the horrific violence facing women of color today and the powerful ways in which women are standing up and fighting back in our hometowns and across the globe. It will move you to tears and rage,and to reflect on the efforts that have succeeded and the work that still needs to be done." --- Daisy Hernández,

Colorlines Magazine"This complete collection of visual art, poetry, scientific studies,and creative nonfiction provides a thorough collection of information and responses by women of color from around the world to violence perpetrated on women of color. With this collection, those women have a voice, and they are shouting." --- Girlistic Magazine, Winter 2008For information including the complete list of contributors andexcerpts from the book, check out the website:


Linda said...

I totally want to bring Nia to this. Thanks for posting, Ledena!

Ledena said...

Yeah, I really wanted to go but it's my mom's birthday so I'll be visiting with her on Friday. I'll more than likely pick up a copy of the book for sure. Let me know how it goes (and Thanks again for tabling too!).