"TEDx" style talks: 7-9pm Dance party featuring DJ Saint Manifest from 9-midnight!Ruba Club - 416 Green St. Phila
With the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the current sociopolitical climate, and continued discrimination against LGBTQ communities, we will center the voices of queer and trans* people of color who fought back and started a revolution with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. SEXx Interactive collective member Susan DiPronio said so poignantly, "Before Stonewall we were always afraid -- of being queer, of being arrested when we were out dancing... Stonewall was the rallying cry - to fight back. - for us to band together and push back." So, we want to push back, remember those in the past and present who have been killed, attacked, and discriminated against because of their skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.
SEXx Interactive will create a space for people to present on experiences and stories that honor the roots of the LGBTQ movement, that show our rage against injustice, and that dare to explore how revolutionary it is to simply exist as a LGBTQ person! We encourage ALL to submit a proposal! We especially invite proposals from queer and trans* POC and indigenous folks - as their voices are far too often lost or erased through the whitewashing of history.
To be considered for participation, please submit the following information NO LATER THAN 5PM on Friday, April 19th, 2019. Acceptance notification made April 23rd. For more info, contact Katelyn Regan at 484-469-0314, or Katelyn.R.Regan@gmail.com.
*This year's event also kicks off the Encuentro by Familia, a fierce LGBTQ Latinx national effort fighting for liberation. Francisco Cortes (Executive Director at GALAEI) and someone from Familia will do a brief “Public Service Announcement" about the Encuentro happening in Philly May 17-19.*
This event is created by the SEXx Interactive collective: Dr. Timaree Schmit, Elicia Gonzales, Feminista Jones, Katelyn Regan, David Acosta, Susan DiPronio, and Didier Garcia. More info at www.sexxinteractive.com