***THIS EVENT IS A TRANS AND QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR ONLY EVENT/SPACE****
Location: Cielo Galleries/Studios, 3201 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Curated by Skira Martinez and J Mase III (awQward)
A teach in for trans and queer artists of color. This is a space for novice and experienced artists. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in performance and writing exercises, tools to become a more sustainable artist and hit the stage to share some of their work.
10am – 11am: Refreshments/Welcome/Opening performance/Writing exercises
11am – 12:30pm: Artists In Conversation About Gentrification facilitated by Edxi Betts
12:30pm – 2pm : HIV and the State Law facilitated by Timothy DuWhite
2pm – 5pm: But Can I Pay My Rent Tho?! facilitated by J Mase III
5pm – 6pm: Closing
awQward specifically seeks to provide a platform for trans & queer folks of color to share their art and brilliance with the world. We are an organization that believes no social justice movement can take place without art and creativity. From percussion to dance, oration to comedy, singer songwriter to spoken word artist, we create space for the ingenuity of TQPOC folks to be uplifted and acknowledged.