OUTspoken Sessions LGBTQA+ Open Mic
Focusing on Food Justice featuring Leah Anne Michelle + Audrey Kuo + Morgan Movesaround + La Loba Loca
Benefit for Revolutionary Autonomous Communities
Saturday • September 10th • 5:30p-9p
APAIT • 1730 W Olympic Blvd • 3rd Floor • LA 90015
$5 cover – (note increase to get more funds to our community partners), but please give generously to support our fundraiser. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Free food and drinks.
In the spirit of our guiding principles, we make an effort to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities. Please help create a welcoming space for all by not using scented products before or during OUTspoken Sessions.
For more information on this topic and resources on how to make scent-free accessible to low-income folx, people of color, femmes, and more, please read Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha‘s article (http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15)
***Please see our accessibility information below***
Since July 2009, OUTspoken Sessions has been an open mic and safe space for LGBTQIA+ (and ally) folks. Originally for youth 19 and under, Equal Action saw a need for a safe multi-generational space. OUTspoken Sessions is still affirming of youth and avoids tokenism.
Equal Action will be your hosts. We welcome all skill levels. There is no competition here. First timers welcome, you will be celebrated and always receive loving energy from your audience.
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities Los Angeles:
From the Native indigenous land now known as Los Angeles we fight for a better world Free of ableism capitalism white supremacy patriarchy homophobia transphobia and all other genocidal systems of exploitation and/or denial, cultural and/or economic, societal and/or systemic. We can not wish this world to fruition and so we fight for our freedom we fight for our lives we fight for our loved ones we fight for each other. We meet each other where we are at and together we are going where we need to be! Where we can on day truly live a Dignified Life!
Healthy Food is a Human Right.
A Dignified life is a Human Right.
We have been fighting for over 9 years for a better world. To build community in a center of trauma and economic warfare. Building growing access to the basic human necessities. We have worked to create examples of mutual aid that are rooted in action, guided by urgency and responsibility to the most affected in our immediate community open to All. Survival-Live better programs. Working to build our own by our own with our own for All. We have created glimpses into a better world we can fight/work/live to make possible, We are people of color, women,queer, trans, poor, youth , differently abled all the others who have long been excluded denied our very existence who are in service to the people to all people. We are together, not always close but growing with each other to one day undue the harm of growing and surviving in such an inhumane world. We who are moved by the love of our people the love for each other, the love for our mother earth to fight , to resist,to survive and to ultimately thrive.
Mutual Aid Food Program at Macarthur Park
Every Sunday Rain or Shine
Wilshire and Parkview 11am-5pm
Tickets are passed out starting at 11am and boxes are give out no earlier than 4pm and no later than 4:30m pm depending on the volume of food. Volunteers always welcome.Boxes are free. Patience or participation. If you help you may get a bit more. If you don’t just wait and you will receive a mixed box put together by the community.
RAC Mutual Aid Community Center
Food clothes and other resources. We accept donations. We are not here to profit from our community we are here to help each other. If you have a need do not let $ keep you from reaching out. We accept time, material support etc.
2515 W 7th St LA CA 90057
Open Everyday 11am-9pm
PRE-SHOW WORKSHOP: LA LOBA LOCA
Doors open at 5:30 PM for a special healing tea workshop from La Loba Loca called ‘Herbs for the Soul & Spirit of the Revolution’
La Loba Loca is based in Los Angeles. She is Queer, Machona, South American Migrant, writer, tattooist, crafter, full spectrum companion, midwife student, seed-saver, and gardener. She has been part of several projects aiming to document and provide information about autonomous and community based health and healing. She has facilitated knowledge shares and learned from several abuelitas, tias, plants, communities, lands and institutions in different regions of Abya Yala and Turtle Island. La Loba Loca is invested in disseminating information with the hope that self-knowledge and (re)cognition of #abuelitaknowledge will create a future where we can depend on ourselves and communities. La Loba Loca’s core philosophy is based on (re)claiming and (re)membering Abuelita Knowledge and learning how to use our roots as a tool for liberation and transformation.
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Leah Ann Mitchell is a multi-faceted, producer, songwriter, engineer, vocalist, and artist. She has worked with many major labels in various capacities, some of which include Sony, Sony Red, and Massenburg Entertainment. Leah has engineered for Grammy Award winner Le’Andria Johnson, as well as Eric Dawkins of the Grammy Award winning production team, The Underdogs. As a producer and writer she’s worked with Grammy Award Winning songwriters The Jackie Boyz. Her sound, though eclectic has an undeniable commercial appeal, that sets her and the artists she works with apart. Her musical influences include Imogen Heap, Ellie Goulding, Kate Havnevik, Dr. Dre, Brandy, Timbaland and Salem Al Fakir.
Audrey Kuo is a poet, writer, and community organizer who is deeply invested in building networks among queer and trans people of color working toward collective liberation. Their work is shaped by their identity as a queer and genderqueer second-generation Taiwanese-American. Audrey is the Executive Director of API Equality-LA and has also organized with Tuesday Night Project, Critical Resistance Portland, APIs 4 Black Lives, and the anti-gentrification collective Protect Koreatown. Audrey is also committed to making time to bake bread from a sourdough starter and admire puppies, because balance is important. You can find sporadic writing at audreykuo.wordpress.com.
Morgan Movesaround is a nonbinary transmasculine artist. His art is absurd and serious, provoking and surreal. To watch him work is to see wild scribblings slowly take shape layer by layer until a face emerges. He focuses on street culture in LA. Most of his subjects are paying customers, but this selection consists mostly of homeless and at risk individuals. He works almost exclusively with markers and paper.
-15 minute walk from Westlake/MacArthur Park Station (Red and Purple Lines)
-Buslines include DASH Pico/Echo Park and Metro 28
-Ample metered parking and some free parking in surrounding neighborhoods
-Restrooms are gender neutral
-Ample seating and standing room
-Scent free soap will be available and we ask that your bodies come scent free
-Windows cannot be opened, venue has climate controlled ventilation system, air filtration unknown
-Public address system used by all guests and hosts
-Please contact concerning ASL interpretation and/or other accessibility issues
Questions? Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org