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Archive for September, 2011

2 Free events recommended by PFLAG

A couple of FREE events coming to C-U in October.

Tuesday, October 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Parkland College in room D-244
The Parkland College LGBT Ally Team is hosting the showing of a documentary and director Q&A following.

Fish out of Water is a documentary about homosexuality and the Bible, and how this pertains to marriage equality.
From the website www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com:
Fish out of Water is a genre-bending feature documentary that uses animation and academic interviews to dissect the seven Bible verses use to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. Director Ky Dickens shows, through animated illustrations of the oft-quoted Bible passages and revelatory commentary on them by celebrate scholars, that the Bible is misinterpreted and misquoted regarding same-sex relationships.

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Friday, October 14, 7 to 10 p.m.

Community United Church of Christ,  805 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820

Jesus Phreak: The Story of a Very Unlikely Disciple

The UP Center is bringing Dale Smith and his one-man show, Jesus Phreak:  The Story of a Very Unlikely Disciple.  The show is a pro-Christian, pro-LGBTQ examination of the intersections of LGBT identity and Christianity.  Everyone interested in this topic is invited to attend the show and stay for the panel discussion to follow.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information, check out www.jesus-phreak.com

Abigail Washburn


City of Refuge was released in January 2011 and is Washburn’s 2nd solo album. Previously she performed with both  Uncle Earl and and  The Sparrow Quartet.

If you would like to see us feature a particular performer, just email us at wmwweft@gmail.com and recommend someone.

Sept. 26 Banned Book Week Lunch

Dish It Up Lunch & Discussion

Mon ,  September 26, 2011


Dish It Up Presents: BEWARE of the BOOK! Monday September 26 @ 12 NOON

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Join Champaign Public Library librarians Stephanie Edwards & Betsy Su as they discuss why books are threatened with being banned and how we can all fight censorship of books.

A free lunch will be served! Help us be more earth friendly by bringing your own reusable plate/bowl, utensils and cup/glass!!

via Women’s Resource Center News

Playlist September 25, 2011 host-barb

Name Artist Album Grouping Year
Burn Thru Abigail Washburn SPIN Presents Campfire Jams: A Bonnaroo Mixtape 2011 Spin Magazine 2011
Bring Me My Queen Abigail Washburn City of Refuge Rounder 2011
Save Me Aimee Mann Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) Reprise 1999
Georgia On My Mind Billie Holiday Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles (Disc 4) Sony 2007
Distance Between Our Hearts Tiger Darrow You Know Who You Are Team Clermont 2011
Lovely Push-Up Bra Susan Wylde In The Light Sun, Moon and Stars Entertainment 2011
Wolf & I Oh Land Oh Land Epic 2011
Stay Neema Watching You Think Sony 2011
Still Right Here Melissa Ferrick Still Right Here MPress 2011
Little Red Boots Lindi Ortega Little Red Boots Last Gang Records 2011
A Sleep with No Dreaming k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang Sing it Loud Nonesuch Records 2011
Kiss The Specifics Joan As Police Woman The Deep Field Play It Again Sam 2011
Monique Heather O’Neill A Feminist Manifesto – EP Firebelly Music 2011
I’m a Woman / Hoochie Coochie Woman DEMETRIA TAYLOR Bad Girl Delmark 2011
Wonderland (Isle Of Love) Deborah Pearl Souvenir Of You Evening Star 2011
Big Big Bed Blame Sally Speeding Ticket and a Valentine 2011
Midnight The Watson Twins Talking To You, Talking To Me Vanguard 2010
Textbook Answer Vanity Theft Get What You Came For 2011 Vigilante Music 2010
Cassandra Talis Kimberly The Hearth and the Hive Marchwood Media 2010
Ruby Red Silje Nes Opticks Fatcat Records 2010
Circe and the Hanged Man Sarah Kirkland Snider / Shara Worden / Signal Penelope October Stone 2010
State of Emergency Sara Hickman Absence Of Blame Sleeveless 2010
We Are The Ones Melissa Etheridge Fearless Love Island 2010
Walk of Shame The Like Release Me Downtown 2010
Darwin Songhouse: Emma’s Lullaby Krista Detor Chocolate Paper Suites Tightrope 2010
On My Monitor Kate Jacobs Home Game Small Pond Music 2010
Bound by the Beauty Grace Griffith Sailing Blix Street 2010
One Fine Day The ^Chiffons The Essential Carole King [Disc 2] Legacy 2010
Sundirtwater The Waifs From The Union Of Soul Compass 2009

September PFlag meeting 9/27/11

This month’s CU-PFLAG meeting will be Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at the Wesley Church on the corner of Goodwin and Green Streets in Urbana.

We’ll be viewing a short video call “Lead with Love” followed by discussion.

Here’s a little information about the video:

“What do I do if my child is gay?”

Lead With Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help answer that question. The goal is to provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The film follows four families as they share their honest reactions to hearing that their child is gay, including the intense emotions, fears, and questions that it raised. Interviews with psychologists, teachers, and clergy provide factual answers to parents’ most commonly asked questions, as well as concrete guidance to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during this challenging time.

Come and join us. Please especially think about inviting someone who has recently learned that their child is gay.

Women’s music bloggers

Here is a list of women music bloggers, via an article from npr.com.  I haven’t checked them out yet, but you can I will.

  • @jennylsq, by Rolling Stone writer, Sirius XM radio host, all-around fascinating gal about town Jenny Eliscu. When she “likes a YouTube video,” I watch it.  — Caryn Ganz, former deputy editor of RollingStone.com, former associate editor at Spin, co-writer of Pixies oral history Fool the World

September 18 2011 Show- Host Abby

The Delmonas “Farmer John” from Do The Uncle Willy
Kelley Ryan “About A Girl” from Twist
Lindsay Fuller and the Cheap Dates “Good Country People” from Lindsay Fuller and the Cheap Dates
Kathy Sparling “Housework” from As You Believed 
Kasey Chambers “Invisible Girl” from Little Bird
Eilen Jewell “Queen of the Minor Key” from Queen Of The Minor Key
Kate Rusby “Mary Blaize” from The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Runa “Maid of Culmore” from Stretched on Your Grave
Loreena McKennitt “The Star Of County Down” from The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Marie-Thérèse McCartin “Black Is The Color” from Another April Day
Cynthia Macleod “Dublin Airport” from Riddle
Lynn Miles “Time to Let The Sun” from Fall For Beauty
Rachel Goodrich “G- Dino” from Rachel Goodrich
Meryn Cadell “The Sweater” from Angel Food for Thought
Eva Cassidy “AUTUMN LEAVES” from Simply Eva
Emely Anne “Hejira” from The Way Home
Four Bitchin' Babes “A Happy Song” from FROM: Hormonal Imbalance
Kelcy Mae “Down To The River” from Pennies in Hand
Sarah Jarosz “My Muse” from Follow Me Down
Heather O'Neill “Monique” from A Feminist Manifesto
Erica Wheeler “Apache Motel” from Good Summer Rain
Charlotte Thistle Band “Lap Of Luxury” from Wild Wind
Cheryl Wheeler “White Cat” from Pointing at the Sun
Lisa Bigwood “Cats In the Woodpile” from Intrepid
Josie Falbo “Triste” from Taylor St.
Rosemary Clooney “Sisters” from Girl Singer
Carly Simon “Into White”
Imelda May “ETERNITY” from Mayhem
K.d. Lang “Sweet Little Cherokee” from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Miwa Gemini “Alice's Voice” from The Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose 
Mae Moore “Red Clay Hills” from It's A Funny World