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Kimler Gutierrez

OUTspoken Sessions on Friday, November 7th – Last Show of 2014

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

TIME: 6:30-9:00pm

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 Bordersa 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.

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FEATURED ARTISTS:

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.

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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 dferlito@equalaction.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.

OUTspoken Sessions: Friday, April 4 (feat. Yumi Sakugawa and the Zine Workshop)

Are you interested in learning about zines and DIY (do-it-yourself) culture? Want to be able to express your views, educate, and be educated?

Come to our experimental *OUTspoken Sessions Open Mic + Zine Workshop on Friday, April 4th, from 6:30-9pm, at the UCLA Labor Center (675 S Park View St, LA 90057).

After our regular open mic and featured artist performances, students from Pitzer College’s Asian American and Queer Zines Class will lead a FREE workshop about personal and political zines, DIY culture, and how to make a zine.

Featured Artist

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Yumi Sakugawa is a Southern Californian comic book artist and the author of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU.  Her work often deals with themes of transcendence, meditation, outer space exploration, reincarnation, memory and personal identity. A regular contributor to the Rumpus and a graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi is currently working on an anthology of short comic stories. She also loves good coffee and the pursuit of the perfect Los Angeles taco.

Due to our love of creative forms of collective care and healing justice, Equal Action is particularly captivated by Yumi’s Illustrated Meditation Guides.

As always, arrive by 6:30pm to sign up for the open mic.

Questions? Contact Dahlia at dferlito@equalaction.org.

Entrance + food = $3
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds!

*OUTspoken Sessions is a queer youth-oriented open mic and safe space. All ages and loving identities are welcomed to attend.

Equal Action’s New Website!

Hey all, Kimler here!

The old site was getting dusty so we decided to spruce up the place!

Please bear with the mess while we put things in place.  We will keep posting our latest news and announcements here!

If you have any questions please free to contact me at kgutierrez@equalaction.org. For questions about OUTspoken Sessions, please contact Dahlia at dferlito@equalaction.org.

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