Events

South Asian Sisters Proudly Present "Yoni ki Baat" 10th Anniversary Edition

Yoni Ki Baat returns March 22nd and 23rd to the iconic Women's Building in San Francisco. Our 10th anniversary edition features audience favorites from the last 10 years for our most poignant, titillating, disturbing, and hilariously raw show to date. The performances brings to life original stories written by women from the South Asian diaspora. It is a place to share our most intimate experiences, which might otherwise go untold. As a special treat, we are also bringing back the women's only show (open to those who self-identify as female).

BUY TICKETS
Please note that the Saturday and Sunday evening shows are open to all, but the Sunday matinee is a women's only show (open to those who self-identify as female).

Get ready to experience monologues with these classic lines and more!
"This is how it feels, when your tongue enters me, scarlet sacred blasphemy..."
"Looking for a bride for our well-established son, residing in the US...only contact IF prospective bride is VERY FAIR..."
"My vagina likes to be hurt. The other night in a San Francisco dungeon, in a blissful haze brought on by too many orgasms, I looked up at the woman with her fist halfway in my cunt and said dreamily, 'Mmm, that feels so nice...!'"
"Hello ladies! I am The Moonch. Many of you take me for a 'mooch.' But I am no mooch ladies! I am The Moonch, with an Nnnn...'"

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations that promote empowerment for women and girls.

We look forward to rejoicing, reconnecting, and remembering epic pieces that span a decade with you all!


San Francisco Women's Building: Transportation and Parking:

The Women's Building is located on 18th street between Valencia and Guerrero in San Francisco. Please check out the Map for details

  • Closest BART: 16th Street Station
  • MUNI Bus lines serving this area: 14, 22, 26, 33, 49 and the J Church.

Parking
Street parking might be available - both metered and non-metered. But please plan for 20 minutes of extra travel time for this option.

Caution: Between the hours of 4pm & 6pm on weekdays, there is a tow-away zone on Eighteenth Street (opposite the Building).

Parking is also available at two city garages, each 3 blocks away. (For rates, contact the SF Department of Parking & Traffic.)

  • Mission/Bartlett Garage: 3255 21st Street (between Valencia and Mission). Call: 415-821-6715
  • 16th St/Hoff Garage: 16th & Hoff (just above 16th St Bart). Call: 415-861-4048






  • Past Events

    South ASian Sisters sponsors 3rd i's Ninth Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival Nov 9 - 13, 2011

    3rd i's SFISAFF 2011 will present 16 programs featuring films from India, Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka,Tibet, and the US. Highlights include: a special Focus on Sri Lanka, with filmmaker Asoka Handagama in attendance; South Asian Americans shine this year, with 7 programs featuring films by American filmmakers (4 programs showcasing Bay Area talent); as always, docs and indie-narratives take centerstage, and our Saturday Night at the Castro takes Bollywood in a whole new direction. For more information on the complete festival program, please visit our website at: www.thirdi.org

    South ASian Sisters Book Club

    Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4pm, location TBD.

    Our next book will be My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani.

    Description:

    Born into one of Pakistan's most influential families, Tehmina Durrani was raised in the privileged milieu of Lahore high society and educated at the same school as Benazir Bhutto. Like all women of her rank, she was expected to marry a wealthy Muslim, bear him many children and lead a sheltered life of air-conditioned leisure. When she married Mustafa Khar, one of Pakistan's most eminent political figures, she continued to move in the best circles, and learned to keep up the public facade as a glamorous, cultivated wife, and mother of four children. In private, however, the story-book romance rapidly turned sour. Mustafa Khar became violently possessive and jealous, and succeeded in cutting his wife off from the outside world. For the course of her 14-year marriage, she suffered alone, in silence. This is the story of Tehmina's rebellion from an unhappy marriage. As a Muslim woman seeking a divorce, she paid a high price. She signed away all financial support, lost the custody of her children, and found herself alienated from her friends and disowned by her parents. The book, which she originally published herself after publishers in Pakistan refused to do so, shocked Pakistan society. She had succeeded in reconciling her faith in Islam with her ardent belief in women's rights.

    One minor caveat about the book -- it wasn't published in the U.S. so it's not available for e-book download or in most local libraries. There are numerous used copies available for very cheap on Amazon -- ($2)
    Happy reading and hope to see you at the next meeting!


    Want to join book club? Email: sasistersbookclub@googlegroups.com


    Day of Dialog

    South Asian Sisters, a collective of diverse women, welcomes you to a full day of dialogue, support, healing, and fun! Day of Dialogue offers sisters of all backgrounds a safe, supportive, and inspiring space to discuss and share the numerous issues involving South Asian women.

    Sessions include a Yoni Ki Baat Writing Seminar, Wine and South Asian Cuisine, Yoga, Self Love and Community Transformation and many more! Part of the agenda for the gathering will be created by those who come that day, so bring ideas for sessions that you want to facilitate. Also, there will be a book and clothing exchange, so feel free to bring any books/clothes you'd like for another to use.

    This event is free and open to all women! Donations are welcome.

    When: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 11.30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Where: 2141 Broadway, Oakland, CA

    (3 blocks from 19th Street BART Station)
    Venue is wheelchair accessible.

    ***Lunch will be provided (donations welcome).

    Spots are limited, so reserve yours now!

    To attend, send an email TODAY to contact@southasiansisters.org





    SAS Clothing Exchange

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is a clothing exchange?
    A: A clothing exchange is basically exactly what it sounds like. Everyone brings items from their closet that they no longer want, and everyone else gets to look through it and search for treasures to add to their wardrobe.

    Q: Is there money involved?
    A: No, you are donating your clothes and all items you choose are free.

    Q: What kinds of clothes can I bring?
    A: Please bring any clothing, shoes, or accessories that are clean and in good condition.

    Q: What if nobody chooses the items I brought?
    A: If that is the case, you are welcome to take them back home with you, or donate them to a charity that we collectively decide on.

    Q: Do I have to bring something to attend the meeting?
    A: No, you are welcome to come anyway!

    Yoni Ki Baat 7

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, South Asian Sisters present a brand new script with moving, sensational, disturbing, titillating, and hilariously raw performances submitted by South Asian Women across the country!

    In keeping with the spirit of ending violence against women, a portion of the show's proceeds will be donated to Narika to assist survivors of domestic violence.

    We’ll have two shows, both located at the Women’s Building in San Francisco!

    Saturday, March 5th, 7:00 PM: BUY TICKETS

    Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 PM: BUY TICKETS

    Directions - Public Transportation & Parking

    The Women’s Building is located on 18th street between Valencia and Guerrero in San Francisco. Please check out the Map for details

    • Closest BART: 16th Street Station
    • MUNI Bus lines serving this area: 14, 22, 26, 33, 49 and the J Church.

    Parking
    Street parking might be available - both metered and non-metered. But please plan for 10 minutes of extra travel time for this option.

    Caution: Between the hours of 4pm & 6pm on weekdays, there is a tow-away zone on Eighteenth Street (opposite the Building).

    Parking is also available at two city garages, each 3 blocks away. (For rates, contact the SF Department of Parking & Traffic.)

    • Mission/Bartlett Garage: 3255 21st Street (between Valencia and Mission). Call: 415-821-6715
    • 16th St/Hoff Garage: 16th & Hoff (just above 16th St Bart). Call: 415-861-4048

Upcoming

  • YKB 8 - 3/31 and 4/1, 2012

Past Events