OUTspoken Sessions LGBTQA+ Open Mic ft. Monique + Halle Johnson: La Loba Loca Fundraiser

OUTspoken Sessions: An LGBTQA+ Open Mic and Safe Space
Focusing on Healing Justice with Monique + Halle Johnson
Benefit for La Loba Loca

Friday  •  December 4, 2015 •  6:30pm to 9pm 
675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
at Downtown UCLA Labor Center, near MacArthur Park
$3 cover – please give generously to support our fundraiser
no one turned away for lack of funds
food and drinks provided

***Please see our accessibility information below***


RAISING FUNDS FOR: La Loba Loca

La Loba Loca

La Loba Loca, is a Queer, Machona, Brown South American Migrant, community organizer, artist, researcher, writer, body-powered tattooist, full spectrum companion, midwife student, eco-feminista and life-long student. She has been part of several projects aiming to document and provide information on 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. La Loba Loca is invested on disseminating information with the hope that self-knowledge and (re)cognition of traditional knowledge 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.

lalobaloca.com
lalobalocaart.tumblr.com
IG: @lalobalocashares
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FEATURED ARTIST: Monique

MoniqueMonique is a spiritual, genderqueer, POC who is a certified Reiki master practitioner. Monique is currently working on growing a healing business where people are provided with one on one reiki sessions, oracle card readings, and intuitive guidances. Monique has a endlessly deep passion for co-creating sacred healing space with people where their personal power can be reflected and nurtured. Monique strongly believes in healing through compassion.
As Pema Chödrön so truthfully put it: “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.” Monique strives to bring this knowing into all healing work. Keeping in heart and mind that healing is a practice  of solidarity. Monique is here to do sacred work with people, not for them.  In addition to being a passionate healer, Monique is an award winning poet and a has been a singer/guitarist for 13 years.
Instagram @youreternalspace
Website:YourEternalSpace.com

FEATURED ARTIST: Halle Johnson

Halle JohnsonHalle Johnson is an emerging singer-songwriter and guitarist catering to the genre of Soul Rock. With a noticeable edge, Halle takes an “organic” approach to creating and performing timeless original tunes. She has been featured at the Los Angeles Recording Academy, Hotel Café, The Apache, Musicians Institute of Los Angeles, Stompin’ Grounds, and the Grammy Museum. In 2014 she was selected by producer Don Was as a top 10 finalist for the national Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Contest.

Her music is her diary; so listen closely to the life experiences that transcend through her lyrics. The rest is history in the making. Continue to follow Halle’s career and she will continue to provide you with new and original songs.

Halle just returned from touring the east coast performing in New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, and Austin, Texas. She feels blessed to have a dedicate team of support, mentorship, and training from music pros 22 Grammy-Award Vocal Pre-Producer Brad Chapman, esteemed musician and music business professional Alan Foster, and marketing expert Jay Matthew of Austin Visuals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyP7sFf-EGc
Website: www.PureHalle.com


ABOUT OUTSPOKEN SESSIONS

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.

Accessibility Information

  • The venue is accessible by public transit (Metro Purple Line to Westlake/MacArthur Park) in addition to several bus routes on Wilshire and 7th depending on where you are coming from
  • Restrooms are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible
  • Chairs are plentiful
  • Wheelchair accessible and ramp available
  • ***This is a scent free space*** scent free soap will be available and we ask that your bodies come scent free (there is no air filter available)
  • We will be working on how to make this space more accessible in the future, including ASL on request and making media that is used accessible

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

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