La Caminata Fundraiser and Pilgrimage

Hola mi Familia Arco Iris,

Greetings from Santuario Arco Iris.

For 39 years now, every Spring our Grandmothers and community members meet to walk the boundary of our Sacred wilderness sanctuary in a blessing ceremony, La Caminata de Arco Iris. We warmly invite you to participate in this spiritual pilgrimage to bless these Sacred mountains and pray to give thanks to our Mother Earth for her beauty and the many gifts She freely gives us daily.

La Caminata Community Day is this Saturday, March 19th at Noon. La Caminata begins with a 3.5 mile walk on a forest trail. If you choose to participate, please bring a small backpack, drinking water, snacks, and wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes. There is a potluck after the ceremony and you are welcome to bring food to share.

This year we would like to give you the opportunity to contribute financially toward preparation for La Caminata.

I have been hesitant to reach out to our larger community in the past, but it has now become necessary to ask for financial assistance to help with our operating costs. Even though many folks Volunteer their time to do trail maintenance, preparing for La Caminata still requires money and many resources: our 4X4 truck must be maintained, and we must buy fuel, chainsaws, tools, materials, lunches for volunteers and pay salaries for specialized labor. This year we need to ask you to contribute to OUR land and OUR ceremony.

Please consider donating so we can continue our sacred duty and uphold our mission.

A gift of any amount goes a long way.

There are three ways to donate to La Caminata or Arco Iris Earth Care Project:

1. To donate via PayPal, Click this Link
2. To donate via CashApp, use our CashTag: $AIECP
3. To donate via check, please make the check out to "Arco Iris Earth Care Project" and mail to:

Arco Iris Earth Care Project Treasurer
176 Holly Street
Huntsville, AR 72740

Tlatzokamati (deepest appreciation),
Maria Christina Moroles, Aguila
Resident Steward and President, Arco Iris

SLFAHP Box with Books



Shromona Mandal


2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations from Sinister Wisdom

The Pushcart Prize is one of the most honored literary anthologies in the United States. Publishing since 1976, the Pushcart Prize recognizes the best work of small presses.

Sinister Wisdom is pleased to nominate six pieces from the four issues of Sinister Wisdom published prior to December 1, 2020 for the 2020 Pushcart Prize.

The six pieces are:

“Fanny” by Joan Larkin
“Ezras Nashim” by Tovah Gidseg
“On These Streets, Every Queer Woman is Roadkill” by SE Swea
“Love Letters to Toshi” by Syd Westley
“Bess, You Is My Woman Now” by Jewelle Gomez
“Buoyancy” by Krystal A. Smith

PDFs of the nominated pieces are available on the links for all to read. Congratulations to all of these wonderful writers! Sinister Wisdom is proud to have published your work and to nominate it for this honor.

What to do with Beloved Lesbian-Feminist Books

A Sinister Wisdom supporter wrote and asked: "I am downsizing. I have about 300 small press/feminist books. Any idea who would want them?"

I responded: So books are tough to regime in part because the used book market is really efficient right now because of online selling. Here are my ideas, based on the amount of time invested (from least to the most)

1. Donate the books to the local library for their library sale. Most libraries have them and are grateful to receive books (and some lucky lesbians will discover them at the library!)
Adding: the wonderful proprietor of Violet Valley books in Water Valley, MS emailed me and reminded me that they ALWAYS love donations of lesbian, lesbian-feminist, and queer books. You can get their address to mail them books on their website:
2. See if an organization in your realm would take them as a donation - local LGBT center, the women’s studies program at your alma mater, local battered women’s shelter, etc.
3. If the collection has enough rare and out of print books and you are close to San Francisco, the bookseller Bolerium Books might buy them from you to resell. There are other booksellers in other large cities that might do it as well.
4. Gift the books over time to important people in your life.
5. Cultivate a relationship with a younger person and share the books—and why you bought them and kept them—with her over time.

I hope these ideas might be useful to you.

- Julie

Stephanie Allen

Brianna Dym


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