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Ana Sisnett, 1952-2009
The place to post remembrances of local community activist, Ana Sisnett
DAILY News  January 18, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...A small, sweet gathering was held at La Peña to honor Ana Sisnett, the community activist, writer, poet, friend, and leader who passed away Jan. 13 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer..."

Ana Sisnett
Celebrated author, visual artist, and community activist / volunteer diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Screens Story  March 10, 2006, by Kate X Messer
"...Ana Sisnett has always been there for us. All of us..."

Remembering Ana Sisnett
Austin loses a beloved activist, artist, technomama, and true friend
Screens Story  January 23, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...Writer, artist, and community activist Ana Sisnett died last week after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Her passing comes at a moment in history when the anticipation of new beginnings sparkles in the air..."

Bless Ana Sisnett
Postmarks  March 17, 2006
"...Dear Editor, Kate Messer's tribute and appeal to support Ana Sisnett's fight against ovarian cancer reminded me once again of why I love Austin so much [“Ana Sisnett,” Screens, March 10]! We don't let our friends and our volunteers and our loved ones be forgotten so easily in Austin. I may be away in Kenya since 2004, but reading this little call to action invoked such solidarity and love that I had to say thank you..."

Ana Sisnett Service & Related Information
Location of Sisnett service and where to send contributions in lieu of flowers
DAILY News  January 18, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...In lieu of flowers, the Sisnett family requests contributions be made to the following causes in Ana's honor: The Care Communities 7515 Cameron Road Austin, Texas 78752 Austin Free-Net 2209 Rosewood Avenue Austin, Texas 78702 Contributions to cover Ana's medical expenses and final arrangements may be made to: Priscilla Hale P.O. Box 6149 Austin, Texas 78762..."

Gratitude From Ana Sisnett
Postmarks  April 26, 2006

Looking to the Future
Screens Story  March 2, 2001, by Sarah Hepola
"...Ana Sisnett: The Reluctant Heroine Ana Sisnett remembers how her grandmother was with telephones. "She wouldn't ever put them up to her ear," Sisnett says..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  March 24, 2006
"...White Plains, N.Y.Bless Ana SisnettDear Editor,..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  January 16, 2009
"...A review panel led by Assistant City Manager Michael McDonald will distill suggestions (submitted through an internal website and on paper) that can be put into action, and the employees forwarding ideas will be recognized and thanked by the city. – Katherine Gregor Ana Sisnett Will Be Missed..."

Public Notice
This week's "Public Notice" goes techy and says, 'Let's tear down the digital divide and give all these laid-off geeks something to do!'
Columns  March 9, 2001, by Kate X Messer
"...Last week, in preps for SXSW, The Austin Chronicle Screens section ran profiles of five local high tech smarty-pants, one of whom was Austin Free-Net Executive Director Ana Sisnett. Sisnett has a lot to say about the nature of technology's effect on folks' lives, so this week, "Public Notice" hands over the mike and gives her some space to go off on a few things, like how despite community involvement and corporate grants, something like Austin Free-Net can only happen by the grace of you and we and the rest of our community, and how the "Digital Divide" is probably not even what you think.Divisible by U Without further ado....."

The Hot Spot
How Richard MacKinnon and the Wireless City Project are making Austin the center of the tech universe – again
Screens Story  June 11, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...MacKinnon's nonprofit group (he also founded wireless business Less Networks) launched in October of 2003, and he runs it with an all-volunteer board and staff that includes such heavyweight Austin digerati as Austin Electronic Frontier Foundation President and Polycot Consulting CEO Jon Lebkowsky, as well as members of other Austin-based wireless groups, including Ana Sisnett of Austin Free-Net. AWCP has for the past year been quietly fomenting nothing short of a revolution to empower local business and common areas such as Republic Square Park with free wireless access, meaning you can check your e-mail, surf the Web, or simply hang out online no matter where you are in the city, provided there's a "hot spot" within, say, 300 feet or so..."

Gay Place: Pride: Lamé, Not Lame
Celebrate the new Ana Sisnett Library at UT!
Columns  September 16, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...ANA SISNETT LIBRARY DEDICATION UT's Gender and Sexuality Center names its new library for Ana Sisnett. Omi Osun Joni L..."

You'd better believe it!
Books Column  March 14, 2003, by Shawn Badgley
"...I'm telling you that because Pollack was sad and somewhat surprised that people decided to go see X at Emo's instead of his group back in November... Poets Nikki Finney and Ana Sisnett will be at Book Woman, Friday, March 14, at 6pm to celebrate Finney's latest collection, The World Is Round (InnerLight), and Sisnett's inclusion in Affirming Flame: Progressive Texas Poets in the Aftermath of September 11 (Evelyn Street)....."

Gay Place
This weekend honors the works of two pivotal Austin lesbians
Columns  January 23, 2009, by Ash Bell and Kate X Messer
"...Their lives and work are for the most part mutually exclusive, but their individual impacts on this town earn them hallowed seats in the hall of giants. Saturday afternoon, Austin will gather to commemorate the life of dear friend of "Gay Place" and former Austin Free-Net Executive Director Ana Sisnett, who passed away last week after a three-year battle with cancer..."

Res Publica
News Story  January 23, 2009
"...IN MEMORY OF ANA SISNETT Join friends and admirers of the beloved author, artist, and activist, who passed away last week after a three-year battle with cancer. (See "Remembering Ana Sisnett," Screens.) 1pm..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  April 28, 2006
"...Colby Spath [News Editor Michael King responds: As we have reported numerous times, independent sources of civilian deaths in Iraq, although not confirmable, are indeed much higher than the confirmed, media-reported deaths as tallied by Iraq Body Count.]Gratitude From Ana SisnettDear Editor,..."

testsite 04.4: Annette Lawrence and Annette Carlozzi
In their testsite collaboration, two Annettes, Carlozzi and Lawrence, both move into rewarding new territory, transforming the experience of the art on display
Arts Review  October 8, 2004, by Madeline Irvine
"...One hears thoughts, reactions, descriptions, spoken calmly and deliberately. The recorded voice of the poet Ana Sisnett is reading "Ninety-Five," a captivating poem written by Blanton Museum of Art curator Annette Carlozzi in response to a wall-sculpture by visual artist Annette Lawrence..."

Something wonderful is about to happen to you.
Books Column  November 1, 2002, by Shawn Badgley
"...Included among the readers and eaters: Robin Bradford, Sharon Bridgforth, Spike Gillespie, P.J. Pierce, and Ana Sisnett..."

Book Woman Fights Back
If "things don't return to the normal pattern by the end of the year, then I think we would have to re-evaluate," says Book Woman's Susan Post. "But we're not going to take out a loan, we're going to have a benefit! It's like we're in the hospital and we have some hospital bills, and our friends are going to help us pay them." She's talking about Sunday's Independents Jam, about which you can find out more here.
Books Story  October 4, 2002, by Shawn Badgley
"...The event's motto is "Borrow, give, receive." And Book Woman's long history of hosting poets, musicians, and performance troupes made Gerhard's job "so easy" when she started working the phones. Scheduled for the event, on the spoken word side, are Ana Sisnett, K..."

And the Dewey Winburne Award Goes to ...'s Sharron Rush was rewarded at SXSW Interactive Saturday for her contribution toward making the Web accessible for people with disabilities.
Screens Story  March 8, 2002, by Sarah Hepola
"...Rush beat out 10 Austinites for the award, including's Ana Sisnett and prolific high-tech writer and Chronicle contributor Jon Lebkowsky. Past winners include Dorothy Winburne (1999), Austin Area Multimedia Alliance's Jennifer and Dave Evans (2000), and Girlstart's Rachel Muir (2001)...."

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