OUTspoken Sessions LGBTQA+ Open Mic: Black Lives Matter Fundraiser

Join us for Equal Action’s first OUTspoken Sessions of 2015, a special fundraiser for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.

OUTspoken Sessions: An LGBTQA+ Open Mic and Safe Space
Friday  •  March 6, 2015  •  6:30p to 9p
at the Downtown UCLA Labor Center
675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
$3 cover – please give generously to support our fundraiser
no one turned away for lack of funds
food and drinks provided

RAISING FUNDS FOR: Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter

We are honored to announce that all proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM-LA) and will be donated to www.gofundme.com/blacklivesmatterla.

We will have a very special guest, Sha Dixon of BLM-LA, sharing about the Black Lives Matter Movement.

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. For more on Black Lives Matter, go to www.blacklivesmatter.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Trans* Folks Fighting Eating Disorders


T-FFED’s mission is to make visible, interrupt and undermine the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender-diverse communities through radical community healing and recovery institution reform.
Website: www.TransFolxFightingEDs.org 
Twitter: @TFFED
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TransFolxFightingEDs 
Tumblr: www.trans-folx-fighting-eds.tumblr.com 
Contact: TransFolxFightingEDs@gmail.com 
Closed Trans/Gender-Diverse Support Group: www.Facebook.com/Groups/TransFolxFightingEDs


Singer, Liberation Arts Activist, and Poet Lakhiyia Hicks

Lakhiyia Hicks engaging the audience during her feature at the June 2013 OUTspoken Sessions
Lakhiyia Hicks engaging the audience during her feature at the June 2013 OUTspoken Sessions


An Acoustic Set by Midheaven’s Aerin Fogel

Aerin Fogel is a Toronto-based artist and astrologer, joined by a fluid and ever-changing group of musicians. Each show is a bridge between the musicians and the community, a gathering space that is specific to that moment in time. An experience of depth for melody lovers yearning for transformation. Raw, honest, poetry. Midheaven calls on a familiar sound and structure in order to point lyrically in a new direction, a new way of being, and restores the functions of healing and community-building to art. Songs to sing home the kingdom. Check Midheaven out at https://midheaven.bandcamp.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/themidheaven.



Founded in July 2009, OUTspoken Sessions is an open mic and safe space for LGBTQ (and ally) folks. Originally an open mic for youth 19 and under, Equal Action saw a need for a safe multi-generational space – the space is still affirming of and respectful 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. 

Arrive by 6:30pm to sign up for the open mic.

Questions? Contact Dahlia at dferlito (at) equalaction (dot) org

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