Voices Breaking Boundaries hosts "Buy Books, Drink VBB Better"

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Voices Breaking Boundaries opens its 2013-14 season with a celebration plus launch of its first two publications, both partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The publications feature two of VBB's most recent living room art productions: Women Under Siege (spring 2012) and Homes and Histories (fall 2012 - spring 2013).

The publications include essays written by a large pool of community activists, artists and academics, including Rice University lecturer Anne Chao, architectural historian Stephen Fox, University of Houston associate professor Kairn Klieman, performance artist Autumn Knight, VBB co-founder/poet Jacsun Shah, Houston Area Women's Center CEO Rebecca White, Planned Parenthood's senior director of security and facilities Larissa Lindsay and others.

Some contributing essayists from Pakistan include poet Attiya Dawood, economist Haris Gazdar, researcher Aslam Khwaja, women's rights activist Hilda Saeed and human rights advocate Zohra Yusuf.

Woven throughout the essays are photographs by Paul Hester, Akbar Baloch, Burnell McCray, Mahwash Rehman and Katie Plochek, as well as links connecting readers to VBB documentaries by Yunuen Perez Vertti and interactive websites by Angela Martinez.

This event is hosted by Poison Girl's Drink Houston Better fundraiser, which supports a different nonprofit every month.



Poison Girl
1641 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


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