Bamboo Girl gets a facelift!
It ain't THAT kind of facelift, silly!
As you can see, the Bamboo Girl website has been revamped! The reconstruction was launched just yesterday, Friday, April 20th.
The Emporium is much nicer to look at, forms are easier to complete, and there are lots of lil screens to click and fill. So it'll give you a better way to get involved, while in the meantime perusing what's new at Bamboo Girl, and learning what's going on in my part of the world. Much props to Honey Mae at Azimuth Designs. She rocks my world.
The Campaign for Safer Subway Stations
The CSSS was launched in response to the recent rape, beating, and robbery of an API sister in the Canal Street Subway Station of Chinatown. The perpetrator is 15 years old and is pleading not guilty (though he was chased down and caught by witnesses.) The Campaign is working on bringing awareness to this assault and to the fact that the Canal Street Subway Station passageway, as well as other subway station passageways, are not safe at all. We're also working on bringing the perpetrator to justice. It is being co-coordinated by Ermena M. Vinluan and myself.
The Campaign's brochure, press release, and petition are now available for circulation! We will be distributing them soon, so look out in your mailboxes! another reason to sign up on the Bamboo Girl email list! hint hint)
Endorsers of CSSS include:
Asian American Women Alliance
FilCRA-Filipino Civil Rights Advocates
Gabriela Network - NY/NJ Chapter
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
NYU Asian/Pacific/American Studies and Institute
NYU Metropolitan Studies Program
NYU Office for African American, Latino, Asian American Student Services (OASIS)
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)-NY Chapter
Take Back the Night of Rutgers University
The Street Harassment Project
United Sikh Association
Women Self Defense Coalition of Rutgers University
V-Day: Until the Violence Stops
Check check out the upcoming event:
* an evening of spoken word, poetry, and performance art *
Wednesday, May 2, 2001
172 Allen St., NYC
subway trains: F to 2nd Ave., J to Delancey/Essex St.
Jennifer C. Armas, Christyne Bacareza Balance, Maria Boncher, Sheelagh Cabalda, Martha Cabrera Estévez, Street Theater Players of The Street Harassment Project, the poets of Feedback (API American spoken word troupe based in NYC), and yours truly.
"Voice Up!" will be a night of celebrating women's fierceness, bringing about awareness of sexual assault against women, and fundraising for the CSSS costs in publicizing the Campaign's goals. And to answer some questions I've been asked about the event, although the evening is centered on women, all are welcome (meaning gals and guys.) Hope you can come!
For more info, or if you would like to help out with the Campaign, contact Ermena or I at:
phone: 212.894.3748 x3365
address: CSSS, c/o M. Alcantara-Tan, POB 507, NY, NY 10159-0507
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