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THE REVIVAL: A SALON STYLED POETRY TOUR OF QUEER WOMEN ARTISTS

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THE REVIVAL: A SALON STYLED POETRY TOUR OF QUEER WOMEN ARTISTS 

With dynamic performances from poets and musicians alike,  THE REVIVAL weaves a salon-styled night of libations and genuine fellowship. Reminiscent of independent poetry tours like SisterSpit…Saltlines… the iconic Def Poetry Jam, The Revival is a unique arts experience as each concert takes place in an actual home. A collective of queer women artists on a national, 10 day expedition, The Revival caravan honors a queer tradition. They not only demand safe space, they create it.

A group of individuals connected not through sexuality, color, so-called gender identity— but through language. It’s poetry that dismisses our differences and shakes up the system. It’s music that opposes the regular, hip-hop rhetoric of what women are to do and be. It’s the word that came first. And the women we celebrate the day after that, and the day after that forever.

This tour looks so dope. The traveling troupe features T’ai Freedom Ford (rapper / spoken word artist), B. Steady (songstress / filmmaker) and JONQUILLE “SOLSIS & DAPPHO THE FLOW-ER” RICE (Singer, bassist, poet and audio engineer, educator & more). The tour also joins hands with remarkable women across the country as hosts, performers, and collaborators including: Mobile Homecoming Projects’s Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Atlanta’s Fi Williams, Chicago’s EarthPearl Collective and more. 

The tour will be in the following cities:

NEW YORK: OCTOBER 5 with Charan Morris

TORONTO: OCTOBER 6 with Kim Katrin Crosby

DETROIT: OCTOBER 7 with Morgan Mann Willis

CHICAGO: OCTOBER 9 Special Guest Feature at Chicago’s historic POW WOW Black Lesbian Open Mic

ATLANTA: OCTOBER 11 with Red Summer

DURHAM: OCTOBER 12 with Cheryl Floyd Miller

DC: OCTOBER 13 with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and very special guests, DC Youth Slam Team

SUPPORT THIS AWESOME TOUR IN YOUR CITY!


Live To Tell: The Life and Legacy of Black Queer Literature Beyond the New Millennium

Join black queer writers for a lively discussion about writing and publishing in the Digital Age. Learn about their successes and struggles and share your stories. Panelists include Terrance Dean, Stanley Bennett Clay, James Earl Hardy, G. Winston James, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Imani Henry 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m.

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro Theatre (Map and directions)

Free

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thegang:

The visibility project by Mia Nakano and Christine Pan, is one that seeks to bring images of Asian and Pacific Islander queer women and transgender individuals to the forefront; and to build a supportive, progressive community through social, political and educational activism.This project is dope for a number of reasons - the primary being the positive, compelling, and beautiful imagery. Queer folks are all beautiful shapes, colors, and sizes with different styles, gender-identities, and personalities. The Visibility project is doing a great job of showing that very fact, and filling the media with positive images of queer people. Check out the beautiful photos via the Visibility site and view Mia Nakano’s portfolio HERE. (via colorlines)
genderqueer:

thegang:

The visibility project by Mia Nakano and Christine Pan, is one that seeks to bring images of Asian and Pacific Islander queer women and transgender individuals to the forefront; and to build a supportive, progressive community through social, political and educational activism.This project is dope for a number of reasons - the primary being the positive, compelling, and beautiful imagery. Queer folks are all beautiful shapes, colors, and sizes with different styles, gender-identities, and personalities. The Visibility project is doing a great job of showing that very fact, and filling the media with positive images of queer people. Check out the beautiful photos via the Visibility site and view Mia Nakano’s portfolio HERE. (via colorlines)

genderqueer:

thegang:

The visibility project by Mia Nakano and Christine Pan, is one that seeks to bring images of Asian and Pacific Islander queer women and transgender individuals to the forefront; and to build a supportive, progressive community through social, political and educational activism.

This project is dope for a number of reasons - the primary being the positive, compelling, and beautiful imagery. Queer folks are all beautiful shapes, colors, and sizes with different styles, gender-identities, and personalities. The Visibility project is doing a great job of showing that very fact, and filling the media with positive images of queer people. Check out the beautiful photos via the Visibility site and view Mia Nakano’s portfolio HERE.

(via colorlines)

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