#WECELEBRATE Sulma Arzu-Brown's "Bad Hair Does Not Exist"
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

#WECELEBRATE Sulma Arzu-Brown's "Bad Hair Does Not Exist"

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#WeCelebrate is our organization's way of taking a hashtag from the digital space into our physical space. Join us as #WeCelebrate author Sulma Arzu-Brown and her book "Bad Hair Does Not Exist."  

This event includes a reading by the author & opportunities to purchase the book. Families are welcome. We also have a goal of supporting Sulma in her desire to get books in the hands of 10k girls.  Your purchase guarantees another child the opportunity to read this important book. Grab tickets and the book below. 

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For every book bought, one copy is donated to another child. The goal is to get 10k books in the hands of 10k girls! Join us! 

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One Community Dinner
Jul
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

One Community Dinner

What if by simply having dinner together, we could feed a family of 6 for a MONTH?  We are doing just that. With the price of your ticket, we fund our dinner, support local refugee families and families in Lebanon.  

Sister Support believes in community. Together we have the opportunity to not just impact the lives of those closest to us but through the awareness of global crisis', we now can show up for our global community.  

Learn more about how you can support Syrian refugees: http://www.lpicorp.org/

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Full Circle IV
Jul
16
11:00am11:00am

Full Circle IV

Natalie Patterson Presents: Full Circle

One seemingly ordinary person is invited to answer 15 of life's biggest questions before a live audience. The answers may surprise, inspire, encourage, and beg you to dig deeper into your own life. This event is intended to create sacred space for folks to GET FREE, to be filled up, to be encouraged and seen fully by each other. Come open. 

Each ticket is buy one and your bestie comes for FREE. 

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Slant: A Performance About Falling, Failing, and Risk
Jul
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Slant: A Performance About Falling, Failing, and Risk

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Written and performed by A.B. (née Ashley Beard) | Co-directed by Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

Emily Dickinson’s famous line, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant —” inspires this performance that explores the risky endeavor of telling stories, true stories, queer stories. A performance about coming out at the tender age of twenty-five after several years of working in Christian ministry, Slant asks what can be seen from the slant of falling, of failing and of “risking ourselves precisely at moments of unknowingness.” Drawing inspiration from performance artist Bas Jan Ader and writers such as Joan Didion, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Samuel Beckett, and Jack Halberstam, this solo performance is a bricolage of stories, poetry, and images about falling down, falling from grace and falling in ______.

Slant: A Show About Falling, was originally developed in the Marion Kleinau Theatre in 2016 at SIU, Carbondale under the direction of Craig Gingrich-Philbrook. Since its genesis, it has traveled to Philadelphia, Baton Rouge, San Angelo, and Melbourne, Australia.  In three acts A.B. recounts the clumsy process of learning how to be a lesbian: stumbling into her first crush, fumbling on her first date, falling out of the closet, and coming to latent terms with feeling like “a big gay failure.” Using stop-motion animation, mad yo-yo skills, and clumsy ballet moves, Slant stages Halberstam’s notion of The Queer Art of Failure alongside the myth of Sisyphus offering a poetic, aesthetic meditation on queer theory and personal experience.

BIO:

A.B. is a queer performance artist from Los Angeles who is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in performance studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. A Jill of all Trades, she can often be found writing, performing, painting, drawing, photographing, or sipping a stiff Old Fashioned.

BIO for Charlie Hope Dorsey

Charlie Hope Dorsey is a writer, performer, and poet from Southern Illinois. A queer single mother of two children, all her work is dedicated to them and lies at the intersection of performance, blackness, and sexuality. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in performance studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

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HOME: an evening of music benefiting Syrian refugees in the Beqaa Valley.
Apr
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

HOME: an evening of music benefiting Syrian refugees in the Beqaa Valley.

Hosted by Shana Tucker (cello, guitar, vox), the concert features singer-songwriters Maritri (guitar, keys, vox), Steph Johnson (guitar, vox), and Shirazette Tinnin (drums/percussion), with bassists Rob Thorsen and Rani Barlas. Special duo set by Shana & Maritri as HUE.

Building awareness while we sing/play our hearts out and show love for human beings -- many of whom are women & children -- who really, really need someone to care, to acknowledge, to see...to help.

Presented by Sister Support Non-Profit

This event is a fundraiser. Your ticket is a charitable donation. Suggested donation: $35. 

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**POSTPONED** "Children of Beqaa" Screening and Panel Discussion
Apr
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

**POSTPONED** "Children of Beqaa" Screening and Panel Discussion

Unfortunately, this screening has been postponed due to low ticket sales. If you intended to join us, we encourage you to in the future buy tickets in advance.

Because all of our support comes from volunteers, we must respect their time and energy. Your advanced support would aid us in being able to prepare for you while also respecting all parties involved.  

Thank you, 

Sister Support

Children of Beqaa documents director Elias Matar and his daughter Lyla, traveling to the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. In the Beqaa, there are over 800,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past 5 years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education and not enough food. Children of Beqaa gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard.

Learn more about how you can aid Syrian refugees through our partner Lighthouse Peace Initiative

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In My Skin
Feb
19
12:00pm12:00pm

In My Skin

 "In My Skin" is a body-positive, self-loving, lift-each-other-up afternoon of activities, live performances, and positive bonding time geared toward finding and celebrating what makes you beautiful. We expend way too much energy on criticizing ourselves, comparing ourselves to others, and perseverating on our flaws. Why not commit to dedicating a few hours to being nothing but nice to yourself in the company of other positive people?

Hosted By:  Emily Keanunani Arnstein

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Traci Fest (A private event)
Jan
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Traci Fest (A private event)

A fundraiser show to raise money for Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama's medical costs. It will be a night of music, poetry, and love from Traci's friends.

From Traci: I'm not looking to try and raise a ton as I know how much organizations are in great need. I sincerely would be happy if we just raised the amount deducted from the YouCaring site (3.5% processing fee, which is about $890 at this point).

Mostly, she wants to party with us after getting through chemo and before starting radiation and hormone therapy. 

Support Traci

 

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Trybe x Sister Support
Jan
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Trybe x Sister Support

TRYBE: A GLOBAL NETWORK OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ALL MAJOR URBAN CENTERSTRYBE SEEKS TO REVIVE TRADITIONAL SOCIETAL RITUAL TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER, CONNECT, AND SHARE THEIR LIVES IN COMMUNITY. TRYBE ADAPTS THESE ANCIENT PRACTICES TO MEET URBAN NEEDS AND MODERN SENSIBILITIES.  

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