Our mission is simple: Reach the Rez
and empower through art!
As/Us: A Space for Women of the World is a creation of daughters, wives, sisters, and lovers who participate in the evolution of journal publication for Indigenous women and women of color. As artists, we exercise our craft and creativity to address the challenges in the publishing realm and the lack of diversity that exists within the literary world. As/Us is the beginning, the beginning of a journal to honor voices by publishing the multiple realities in which we exist to reflect and create discourse by challenging perceptions.
To include our allies, as well as men of color and supporters, we provide opportunities to include publication for supporting artists.
It is our commitment as artists to promote each other. Within each publication, we feature a young artist or writer.
You can learn more about our journal at http://asusjournal.org
Help As/Us "Reach the Rez."
Our "Reach the Rez" campaign helps As/Us to reach out to the youth, as well as the community, by promoting art and literature.
The campaign aligns with progressive empowerment within the future of our nations. By reading and experiencing relatable familiarities, a voice is created with inspiration—art becomes a medium, a voice, to express themselves through their creation. Anything, then, becomes possible.
In exchange for a monetary donation, issues will be sent to schools, libraries, community/or reservations of your choice. Each donation will help As/Us promote empowering writers and artists of the world by supplying classrooms, schools, and communities with journals throughout the nation(s).
Our goal is $3,000. This allows As/Us to continue production on a regular and continual basis.
Funds will go to production costs (InDesign), shipping (sending issues to your selected school), marketing (logo and brand), and the continuation of providing copies to contributors. All funding goes to costs.
Suggested Schools/Communities for Donations:
- Cache High School, Cache OK
- Boone-Apache High School, Apache, OK
- Jemez Valley HS, Jemez Pueblo NM
- Walatowa Charter, Jemez Pueblo, NM
- Lumberton HS, Lumberton, NC
- Fairmont HS, Fairmont, NC
- Purnell Swett HS, Pembroke NC
- Red Springs HS, Red Springs, NC
- South Robeson HS, Rowland, NC
- Rock Point Community School, Rock Point, AZ
- Red Mesa HS, Red Mesa, AZ
- Shiprock HS, Shiprock, NM
- Tohatchi HS, Tohatchi, NM
- White Horse HS, Montezuma Creek, UT
- San Juan HS, Blanding, UT
- Little Wound HS, Kyle SD
- Oelrichs HS, Oelrichs, SD
- Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD
- Pine Hill HS, Pine Hill NM
- Ignacio HS, Ignacio, CO
- Pendleton HS, Pendleton OR
- Nixyaawii Charter School, Pendleton, OR
- Native American Community Academy, Albuquerque, NM
- Wanbli Wiconi Tipi, juvenile detention center, Rosebud, SD
- Metropolitan Detention Center, Albuquerque NM
- Bernalillo High School, Bernalillo NM
- Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center, Albuquerque NM
We believe in creating these spaces in the world.
Through art and imagination, an artist can re-imagine themselves by showing artistic communities truths and changes, plus evolutions of growth.
As/Us invents a journal with accessibility, publishing four issues: two online, two hardcopies. Our voice began in August 2012. Each voice containing stories of shared threads and demonstrations of not only being an empowered woman, but being human in this world. Our voice is heard in over 125 countries, worldwide.
In 2012 and 2013, As/Us provided readings at Stanford University, Harvard Boston: Rise Up, the Milton Conference in South Dakota, multiple venues in Albuquerque NM, and Santa Fe. Upcoming readings and panel discussions in 2014 include the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Minnesota, and the Indigenous Book and Authors Festival at the University of New Mexico.
Art is a vehicle for transformation
If you selected a reward/perk for your donation:
You should receive it by March 30th. All books/issues should be sent to the schools, communities, reservations, or libraries of your choice by March 30th. Make sure you provide us with the address where you would like the issues sent.
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