EVENT: Trans Identity Conference

For all who might be interested, the (FREE) registration is now open
for the annual Translating Identity Conference organized by the LGBTQA
student group at the University of Vermont in Burlington.


The registration is free, but they have limited spaces so it’s
recommended that you register sooner than later.  I’ve been the last
few years and it was a great experience.  The conference is mostly
geared towards trans/queer identities with a number of workshops
throughout the day and a keynote address in the evening.

Note: email jzhu (at) federationofideas (dot) net to set-up car pooling.


On August.

I’m starting to be able to have some perspective on reflection of what happened in the last two years that the CDFi group actively functioned in POINT 5.  Now that the POINT 5 storefront has been vacated and the landlord has replaced the POINT 5 sign with his FOR RENT sign some new realitites are beginning to set in.  For instance, it was damn great to be able to have a room where you could host nearly any type of event in, and have access to that room 24/7.  People I see out are also starting to tell me similar stories.  I think the main difference between this and Miss Mary’s is that we aren’t looking for a new space, and can at least rest knowing that this phase of this project is done.  I have a laundry list of things I’d do in the next arts organization that I’d become part of, but for now I’m pleased with how long POINT 5 lasted (two years) and that a bunch of mostly 20-somethings kept it together for that long.

Event: AIDS Walk

At this point, it’s more important to participate in the walk.  Please join in this important event.

P.S. CDFi plans future coordinated events with Albany Law School, ie. an announcement soon about a major annual event on Halloween.

Please join Albany Law School’s team for AIDS Walk 2008!  Various
student organizations are participating in this event to help raise
money and awareness for the fight against AIDS.  The walk is:

Sunday, September 28, 2008
1 P.M. Check-In
2 P.M. Opening Ceremonies
Washington Park, Albany

If you would like to participate, please email Patrick Harkins at

If you can donate money, please visit
www.firstgiving.com/albanylawschool to donate money.

Join your Capital Region neighbors as we address AIDS in our community.
Families, people of all ages, students, professionals, community members
from all around are raising funds for AIDS prevention and care.
More than 100 teams representing faith communities, schools, fraternal
organizations, and businesses are already participating.
Whether you are part of a large group or an Individual, we need your
help.  Last year over $120,000 in support of 30 local AIDS service
organizations was raised by just 2,000 walkers.  Imagine the impact you
could make by joining us.  We know you care about your community so why
not join us and participate in AIDSWalk 2008?

Don’t miss out on…
● Entertainment
● Refreshments
● Panel display from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
● Educational information and materials
● Confidential and anonymous HIV testing
● A walk in the park for a great cause

Band Performance Opportunity

via Students for Live Music and UAlbany:

NYPIRG has written to us and would like to have bands play at Rock the Vote. The event is on October 6 at 7:30-10pm. The doors will open at 7pm.

***Auditions for this event: September 24.***

If you’re in a band and would like to play at this event, please contact me. I will need your name, number, e-mail, and a link to your band’s music.

Email them at: studentsforlivemusic@gmail.com

Note, the group also has a Facebook group.

Event: Queen Bee!

A real hot mess of spelling.

Prizes and free drinks to good and bad spellers.

Free to play. Free to heckle.

We haven’t seen each other in so long, come over!

@ OH BAR, 304 Lark Street.

Event: Boarded UP!

Grand Street communityARTS presents, the closing exhibition of the BoardedUP community art project.

Friday September 12 at 6pm
(auction 7-9:30pm)

BoardedUP exceeded all our expectations with 8 wonderful new works exhibited on the boarded-up windows of GSCA each month from March to August.  At street level, the diverse and compelling art of BoardedUP is engaging and accessible to the many residents and passers-by of busy Madison Avenue.  This friday, September 12 at 6pm is your ONLY CHANCE to see all 40 works of BoardedUP.

Please come support community art and celebrate the completion of BoardedUP inside GSCA’s beautiful work in progress artSPACE (formerly St. Anthony’s Church).  All works will be available for auction to benefit the development of new community art projects.

Friday, September 12. Enjoy the art! Celebrate the artists!
Show that you support communityARTS!

Call to Action:Free Democracy Now! Producers

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and two producers were unlawfully arrested in St. Paul, MN.

Click here for more information.