Join us for our 3rd Annual Zine-Making Workshop led by Pitzer College students from the Asian American and Queer Zines Class. Contribute a page to the OUTspoken Sessions 2015 Zine!
OUTspoken Sessions: An LGBTQA+ Open Mic and Safe Space
Friday • May 8, 2015
NEW START TIME: 7pm to 9pm
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: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders
After our successful Black Lives Matter Fundraiser in March, we decided to make OUTspoken Sessions a space where we can help groups we are in solidarity with raise funds. We’re excited to kick off the series by splitting the proceeds from our next event with Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders (T-FFED)!
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.
Closed Trans/Gender-Diverse Support Group: www.Facebook.com/Groups/
FEATURED ARTIST: Marcie Smith
After listening to Marcie’s music you’ll find she is a playful, insightful, opinionated Artist. Growing up in Colorado with her Belizean mom provided Eclectic influences in R&B, Pop/Rock, Dance, and Calypso. The diversity shows in her creative style
Marcie got her start on the popular MTV Show “Score” and Fox’s “American Idol”, after winning the writing competition on Score and making it to the Top 44 on Idol, she found the confidence to go after her passion. She’s gone on to front several cover bands and solo artist shows. Marcie has performed all over Southern California, at Iconic places and events like; The House of Blues, LA Live’s Conga Room, The Key Club, The Viper Room, Whiskey-a-go-go, Rockwell Table and Stage, The Mint, Sayers Club, and Witzend. She also has performed at several LGBT events like; San Diego Pride, Chocolate and Wine, the BLU Retreat, and she is eager to do more in her community.
As a songwriter, Marcie is on the come up, she has album placements with Indy Recording Artist JRDN (Canada) and Tania Christopher (Amsterdam), She did most of the music for Jaleel White’s Web Series “Fake It Til You make it” and most recently she placed a few songs she co-wrote Fox’s Bones and Lifetime’s Witches of East End.
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 7pm to sign up for the open mic.
Questions? Contact Dahlia at dferlito (at) equalaction (dot) org