Monday, March 30, 2009

From Linda Nietes re this weekend in LA...

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your participation inMEN READING WOMEN'S WRITINGS last Saturday. The event was a literaryfirst - there never was an event where men from different cultures hadread Pinay writings publicly. Without your participation, our Bookshop'sadvocacy for women's issues and our triple celebration would have been incomplete.

We hope that this will be the beginning of a new kind of consciousness to combat violence to women. Events like this is what makes us all a community and may we continue to commune with each other.The audience enjoyed the Readings very much and many of them are looking forward to similar Readings annually as a Bookshop tradition, to which I say Ah, Men !

Lastly, I would be remissed if I fail to acknowledge the role of Leny in all these. Her talk on "The Power to Heal: Remembering Our Babaylan Spirit" should be heard by all and am glad that we will be able to read more of her thoughts when her new book on the Babaylan tradition is released late this year. Leny, that calls for another celebration that may bring you back to our neck of the woods next year. So, thank you and more power to All.

Mabuhay ! Linda

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