Hello! We are officially announcing the last show of the year! We are featuring some amazing artists and causes this time to support LGBTQ youth and allies through creative expression!
DATE: Friday, NOVEMBER 7th
LOCATION: UCLA Labor Center
ADDRESS:675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Just $3 at the door. Food and Drinks Are Provided!
Come check us out on November 7th for a fantastic show!!!
Based on what’s been happening in the news lately, Equal Action wanted to respond in a positive way. All proceeds from this event will go to Doctors Without Borders, a legit, charitable medical organization that has been working to control the Ebola virus internationally. Let’s support our global community and help Doctors Without Borders respond to the Ebola outbreak overseas.
FEATURED COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Brave Trails
The Brave Trails mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow.
ARTIST #1: XORGEH
My name is Xorgeh. I am a lyrical artist from the Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles area. The pieces that I create and compose are a cross pollination of history, narratives, oral traditions, journalism, fiction, emotion, structures of language, and experiences. They are meant to be pieces that are alive, engaging, and critical that directly challenge today’s safe, euphemistic, sterile, and neutral language that maintains the myopic views of dominant society by manufacturing the limits of what people explore, talk about, think, and create.
ARTIST #2: THE LIFEWORKS MENTORING PEN PUSHERS
The LifeWorks Mentoring Pen Pushers are a Gender and Social Justice Poetry writing workshop. Participants will explore basic skills of journaling, keeping a log of their own personal life stories in order to build a collection of individual and group poems. In learning the power of editing and rewriting, the workshop teaches how to turn these powerful words into performance pieces, and how to dismantle negative narratives and creating positive narratives through poetry and empowerment.
To sign up for the open mic, contact Dahlia at firstname.lastname@example.org or arrive by 6:45pm.
OUTspoken Sessions is an open mic and safe space for queer and trans* youth and their allies. Loving folks of all identities are welcomed.