Queers About Town

29 Mar

Just thought we would draw your attention to a couple of very cool and very queer events on campus and around the city in the next few weeks (courtesy of OutPost and the LGBT Office).

Wednesday, March 31: Storytelling & Performance Series presents Liberation, Laughter and Spirituality: a night with Chaney Sims & Micia Mosley
6:00- 8:00 p.m. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Suite 914

The Office of LGBT Student Services and The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs celebrates Women’s History Month by showcasing two of New York’s most inspiring black storytellers and comedians! Chaney Sims is a songstress and storyteller who was raised on old school R&B, soul, blues and worksongs. Her art/words/music is dedicated to sharing the significance of these uniquely American art forms and to explore her experience as a lesbian, feminist coloredgrrl. Micia Mosely is a comedic actor, writer and educator, who has drawn on her Brooklyn roots and passions for theater and improvisational comedy to create a unique blend of humor, political astuteness, and versatility in every performance. Join us that night to be left with a sore funny bone, a stimulated mind and a full heart! This event is a part of The Office of LGBT Student Services’ Storytelling and Performance Series and The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs’ Multiple Identity Speaker Series.

Saturday, April 3: Reclaiming Our Health

12 pm- 6 pm at the Brecht Forum, 451 West St.

A health fair for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color to gain knowledge and access to different community organizations that offer health services and resources specifically for our communities. Workshops on an array of health issues facing our communities will be happening throughout the day. HIV Testing provided by GMHC. Performances and food. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering contact Rosemary Garrido at rgarrido@alp.org

Organizations participating: Lesbian Cancer Initiative, The Door, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Housing Works, Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA), Positive Health Project, and many more!

Wednesday, April 7: “Critical Trans Politics and the Shortcomings of Law Reform”
NYU SCA Speaker Series Presents: Dean Spade, Assistant Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law; Founder, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
6:00 PM, SCA Gallery Space, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

As critical trans politics continues to emerge and develop, there is an increasingly vocal demand for trans political formations to center racial and economic justice and respond to crises facing trans populations, such as criminalization and immigration enforcement, that have often been marginalized in a employment discrimination/family recognition-focused “LGBT rights” framework.  This critical trans politics is often openly opposed to the legal reforms that dominate the most visible trans political schemes, such as the push to include “gender identity or expression” in hate crimes statutes.  This lecture examines how we might take up the challenge of these critical interventions, recognizing the limits of formal legal equality demands, while still engaging with certain legal reform strategies.  Specifically, the lecture will examine whether Foucault’s description of laws as tactics in the context of governmentality might be helpful to understanding and strategizing the role of law reform in social movements that understand formal legal equality to be a feature of neoliberalism that masks or even contributes to disparity.

April 16, 17, 18–Emerging Identities: Bodies on the Line
A festival of one-person plays. Produced by Cornelius Jones Jr., Yadira de La Riva, and marcus d. harvey in association with New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and The Office of LGBT Student Services.
TheaterLab, 137 W 14th St. (btw 6th & 7th Aves).
Friday April 16 @ 8:00PM (baba & One Journey)
Saturday April 17 @ 8:00PM (HomoAffection & baba)
Sunday April 18 @ 3:00PM (One Journey & HomoAffection)

Tickets: $20 and can be bought online at http://www.ovationtix.com and http://www.theaterlabnyc.com


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