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Queer Punk Fest is a FREE event taking place in Southern California. It is born out of the need for queer punks and radical queers to carve out a space in a heavily white-macho radical/anarchist-punk scene. Queer Punk Fest will mark the beginning of the end of the heteronormative scene we have all day-dreamed of escaping from. In a scene that has become another costume party for white hipsters and suburban kids, we reclaim the power of punk and DIY culture to create alternative spaces free from oppression and social hierarchies. As a collective run by queer and trans people of color, we recognize that punk was born out of this necessity to create alternative spaces that challenge mainstream ideals. We aim to be the hammer that will drive the final nail into the coffin of a scene that has tokenized, abused, and misunderstood our existence. We see the current punk and anarchist/radical community as a reflection, not a rejection, of the very same ideals that marginalize our everyday existence. It is because of this that Queer Punk Fest will serve as the catalyst towards the coup d’état of this white heteronormative scene. Queer Punk Fest will be an intersectional, trans-inclusive, decolonial extravaganza. As social misfits and agitators, revenge is our first objective. C’mon Southern California, let’s get sickeniiiiiiiing [ D A Y 1 F R I D A Y M A Y 9 T H ] (PLEASE OBSERVE- DAY 1 IS A CLOSED QUEER&TRANS-ONLY SPACE) 6:30 pm - Mingling n food (Cena Sin Pistolas) n stuff & art on walls n whatever 7:30 - Movie Screening: Paris is Burning 9:30 - Live DJ and dancing! Live musical performances by Prince Puja [ D A Y 2 S A T U R D A Y M A Y 1 0 T H ] (OPEN TO EVERYBODY) - Food : Cena Sin Pistolas & Comida No Bombas after 4 pm ---- O P E N I N G A C T I V I T Y @ 1 1 A M ---- WE'RE GONNA HAVE A COP PIÑATA FULL OF CONDOMS SO COME EARLY ---- Q U E E R - B A N D S @ 7 P M --- - Tomber Lever - Girl Fly - The Lost Years - Palm Reader - Angustia - Apostasis - with performance art by Reyna The Ripper ---- D I S T R O S / M E R C H A N T S / S T A T I O N S ---- - The Guerrillera Collective (woc/q*tpoc organization) - Heart of Art (queer art space) (interactive art table - body painting) - Equalogy - LB Riot Grrrl - SQUAD (buttons, zines, literature, other homo propaganda) - Screenprinting with LAQR - Hairy Pits (buttons, bracelets, earrings) - Sarah Appelbaum (og queer zines & comics) - Bowstopia - og queer-related zines hosted by Katie & Sofia - og poetry books by Micah Tasaka - PⒺⒶR Pressing (zines on veganism, punk ethics, art poetry etc. patches & homemade baked goods.) - Self Care Station - nail polish, etc - Clothing Swap Station! (ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BRING CLOTHES, PLEASE BRING CLOTHES IF YOU CAN. LET'S GET STYLISH) ---- W O R K S H O P S ---- BLOCK A // 12 - 1 pm : - "On Gender Liberation" by Sophie Violette - "Politics of Dating" by Rex Halafihi & Allan Yaxon Chavez BLOCK B // 2 - 3 pm : - "Queering Spaces" by SQUAD - Queer Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice & Using It by Micah Tasaka - "Queer & Not White" by the Guerrillera Collective BLOCK C // 4 - 5 pm : - "Queer Imperialism & Homo Nationalism" by Joey Revenge - "Consent & Queer Bodies" by LAQR - Call out/Venting Space (re: failed accountability processes within the radical scene) by Nicole Johnson & Rosi Vo ---- S P O K E N - W O R D ---- BLOCK A // 12 - 1 pm : - Sam Moore - Hoài Vi Nguyễn - Rep Tilean BLOCK B // 2 - 3 pm: - Edxie - Hannah Bower - Sandra "Sansan" Gofive BLOCK C // 4 - 5 pm : - Micah Tasaka - Sophie Violette - Javetta Laster ---- P E R F O R M A N C E S ---- BLOCK A // 1 - 2 pm : - Bethy Squires: Party Witch - queer performance art (jokes, poems, stories juxtaposed with topical spells) BLOCK B // 3 - 4 pm : - burlesque by Seraphina Wilder BLOCK C // 5 - 6/7 pm : - burlesque by Hazardous - drag by Knox Wilder ---- A R T - I N S T A L L A T I O N S ---- - installation by Christina Mancinas - woodburning on skateboard decks by Jessi Tristen - photography by Mica Tanabe - Amber Lu - Whittney P. Lopez - Marilee Spencer - Fernie Riot - lettering by Rosi Vo - queer art by Sofia Varona - queer art by Katie Smyser - drawings by Andrew Becerra ---- S P A C E - I N F O ---- - Saturday, we'll have a semi-open mic whenever it's not being used! - Drug & Alcohol-free space! Please respect! - Gender-neutral bathrooms. - Staircase only to 1 of 3 workshop rooms, otherwise all spaces wheelchair accessible.}
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234680383241069 Lets End the Silence and End the Violence! From the late 1970's through present day, Take Back The Night events have been held by college and university women's centers, YWCA's, rape crisis centers, community centers, high school student groups, battered women's shelters, and other organizations dedicated to helping women achieve safety and empowerment. Events have been held in England, Belgium, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, the United States, and likely other corners of the globe. Men are also lending their voices and standing as survivors at many events. Most events involve candlelight vigils, speak outs, marches and rallies in order to raise awareness about sexual violence. Some events involve only women, but as more men voice their own stories of sexual abuse, most events are coed efforts to raise awareness and promote healing. All events strive to bring awareness to the problem of sexual violence and support those who have been victimized. Early events focused on unsafe streets, cities and campuses; and then as a protest to pornography and the degradation of women and sexuality. Today, events highlight the problem of violence against women as well as the broader issues of sexual violence: sexual assault, rape, dating violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, child abuse, internet harassment and other unhealthy relationships. Take Back The Night fights to end child prostitution and world-wide sexually related crimes. http://www.takebackthenight.org/history.html There will be workshops, spoken word, art, vendors, food, open mic, candle vigil, community awareness, and unity. This event is open to all. We welcome all ages, and all levels of ability, women of color, queer and transfolks, LGBTQIA individulas, men, parents, sex positive individuals, working class people, all cultures and sub-cultures, all citizenships. For reals. For more information please contact Feminists Unite http://www.facebook.com/feminist.unite Workshops are free music is $5 Music by: Secret Sect http://www.myspace.com/satanicsystemsecretsect Blaster Master http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blaster-Master/183644398351801 The Potential Lunatics http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Potential-Lunatics/53492416944 Planet Vegeta http://www.facebook.com/TripleFiraga Angustia http://www.facebook.com/angustia08
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