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whore-fag:

Found this posted up in the neighborhood.

This is important. Please go if you can.

whore-fag:

Found this posted up in the neighborhood.

This is important. Please go if you can.

Food Not Bombs Silicon Valley Will Be Distributing Sandwiches in Downtown Menlo Park Jan 17, 5:30-700pm

blackdahliaparton:

Originally posted to Facebook and became overrun with snide comments from my friends about how there can’t be any hungry/homeless/poor people in Silicon Valley. 

Do me proud, Tumblr. 

blackdahliaparton:

After sufficiently loading him up on whiskey and my signature vegan vegetable soup, I had talked my friend and bandmate Osprey to assist me with my latest humanitarian effort: to ingest a shit ton of intoxicants, make hundreds of PB & J sandwiches, and travel Silicon Valley in search of hungry people. The phrasing is facetious; there are hungry people everywhere in Silicon Valley.

I posted on facebook that we were going to get high and give out sandwiches, and invited our friends to join us. 

Hugh Jasoll, my Trans!Fix collaborator, posted an article to the seven steps to create a Food Not Bombs chapter. 

At first the idea didn’t do anything for me, especially considering there clearly had to be a chapter of Food Not Bombs in my area.

Except there isn’t. At least not from the research I’ve done (there is a Food Not Bombs presence in San Jose but not one specifically for Silicon Valley). Which is troubling.

It may seem more obvious to have larger presences in the more urban, more populated areas of the Bay, but being homeless and/or hungry in Silicon Valley is its own special hell for what I hope are obvious reasons. 

Oh well. Why not? I’ll never get to join the Green Lantern Corps or be a Planeteer. This is like the closest most of us will ever get to joining a superhero group. 

Right now there’s three of us; we’re looking for more volunteers. We intend to service East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and the unincorporated Fair Oaks neighborhood. We’ll be hitting downtown areas and Caltrain/bus stations mostly as that is where the help is most needed. 

We’re planning our first food distribution in downtown Menlo Park mid-January. If you’re interested or know anyone who might be, you can email foodnotbombs.siliconvalley@gmail.com or PM me on teh tumblr.

transfixnorcal:

And when will the mainstream media get that there is an epidemic of violence against trans women of color.

And when will the mainstream media get that there is an epidemic of violence against trans women of color.

We are looking for several volunteers to work short shifts to help this event be the best it can be. Shifts will be 30 Minutes to 45 Minutes long depending on the role being played.4:30 PM to 5:30PM —- Setup – 3 to 4 people 5:45 to 
6:45 PM —- Sidewalk Greeters - 1 to 2 people 5:45 to 6:45 PM —- Ushers - 1 to 2 people 6 to 8 PM 2 runners/troubleshooters during the event8:15 PM to 9:15PM —- Breakdown – 3 to 4 people Food Runners —-TBD – if interested please let us know – 2 to 3 peopleFood Handlers —- 2 people to help with food once it has arrived – Please contact Transfix.norcal@gmail.com to sign up for a volunteer positionIf you do not have time to volunteer, please consider donating to San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance via our Eventbrite page:http://tdor-eac2.eventbrite.com/#Please join us to remember and honor the members of the transgender community who were taken this year. Unfortunately, as usual, transwomen of color are the most abused by this transphobia, violence, prejudice and gender-based hatred.

We are looking for several volunteers to work short shifts to help this event be the best it can be. Shifts will be 30 Minutes to 45 Minutes long depending on the role being played.

4:30 PM to 5:30PM —- Setup – 3 to 4 people 

5:45 to 

6:45 PM —- Sidewalk Greeters - 1 to 2 people 

5:45 to 6:45 PM —- Ushers - 1 to 2 people 

6 to 8 PM 2 runners/troubleshooters during the event
8:15 PM to 9:15PM —- Breakdown – 3 to 4 people 

Food Runners —-TBD – if interested please let us know – 2 to 3 people

Food Handlers —- 2 people to help with food once it has arrived –

Please contact Transfix.norcal@gmail.com to sign up for a volunteer position

If you do not have time to volunteer, please consider donating to San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance via our Eventbrite page:

http://tdor-eac2.eventbrite.com/#

Please join us to remember and honor the members of the transgender community who were taken this year. Unfortunately, as usual, transwomen of color are the most abused by this transphobia, violence, prejudice and gender-based hatred.

amydentata:

If I had a dime for every time Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert made fun of trans people in the name of liberalism, I could buy Comedy Central, fire both of them, and then pay for med school tuition ten times over so the writing team itself could perform SRS on me.

- from

tobitastic:

Have you ever wanted to go to a play party in a trans women focused environment?  Do you want to see trans positive porn by Tobi Hill-Meyer and get a sneak peak of the in progress erotic documentary examining trans women’s relationships and hookup dynamics, Doing it Again?  Are you in the bay area or will be for the Trans Leadership Summit?

To help raise funds for the new documentary we’re throwing the event Doing it Together: Reclaiming Our Lens on November 10th.  Tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning (Oct 16th).  You can get more information and buy tickets for the screening, the play party, or both at http://Handbasket.brownpapertickets.com.

Please help spread the word to those you know who may be interested.  We’ve also got a few volunteer positions available.  If you’d like to volunteer, please email Luci@HandbasketProductions.com

TRANS:THRIVE, TEEI, and the Center are launching our second Work It! series on November 26th. Click on the link below to sign up!!

The Work It series is a free intensive life skills & work certificate program for trans and gender non-conforming communities. We will be sending additional information out next week. Lunch and Incentives included. 

To apply or learn more visit  or contact Fresh at freshw@sfcenter.org or 415-865-5524.