I got this tidbit in my Loyola Law School Alumni Newsletter. I emphasized the words that made me realize, I would sit through a friggin' marathon performance of Cats again before I went to an event like this:
PROFESSOR YXTA MAYA MURRAY TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL BACCHANALAlumni are invited to attend the Second Annual Bacchanal on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Westchester on Saturday, May 17 beginning at 5:00 pm. This woman-centered event (to which all are welcome) is part fund-raiser, part potluck rave, the bacchanal will be a place to gather together in community and enjoy the performance art of Maria Elena Gaitan (aka L.A.'s "Chola con Cello," who does spoken-word performance accompanied by string instruments) and the world-beat band Yeh Dede. For those so inclined, donations will be accepted for an Ethiopian women's health clinic called the Kembatta Women's Self Help Center. If you wish to receive an invitation, please email Professor Murray at mailto:Murray@lls.edu.
Okay, just what is a "potluck rave"? Does it mean BYOE - Bring Your Own Ecstasy? Any man who would attend this fete risks emasculation.
Just FYI, Professor Murray was my Crim Law professor who felt it necessary to announce to my class on the first day that we needed to know she is a Latino feminist. Now, why I needed to know a tidbit of s**t like that with respect to Crim Law I will never know, but she remains one of two professors at Loyola I called Waste of Tenure.