Not Your Token: Trans people of color voices in film and media
When?Start time: Thursday 6:00pm (26 October)
End time: Thursday 9:30pm (26 October)
Gender Reel's 3rd night of screenings focus on the lives, experiences and voices of trans people of color.
Co-programmed by New York Cities Black Trans Media, and hosted by Quinn Villagomez of Fresh Fruit, the evening will feature films, art displays, performance and discussion.
PROGRAMMING DETAILS will be posted and accounced as they evolve.
Host: Quinn Villagomez
Special Guests: Olympia Perez (Content Director) & Sasha Alexander (Founder).
Tickets are $5 a person, but no one will be turned away from attending if they cannot afford a ticket. If this is the case, please contact Joe @ firstname.lastname@example.org and he will place you on the Will Call list. http://genderreel2017.bpt.me.
Food and snacks provided Minnesota's very own Pizza Luce (sponsor): https://pizzaluce.com/
Black Trans Media is committed to building the power of black trans people, and our trans/communities of color. We work at the intersections of racial and gender justice confronting racism and transphobia in institutions and our everyday lives. Black Trans Media exist to shift and reframe the value and worth of black trans peoples by creating and supporting media that amplifies the black trans experience. We organize community based events around issues of injustice and liberation with black trans folks at the center of our work and leadership. Our projects and collaborations connect black trans people to each other, as well as the larger public, and sustainable opportunities to build, showcase, heal, and celebrate our lives.
Quinn a.k.a. SHIMMER - was born and raised in the Twin Cities area. Quinn dentifies as a Hispanic Woman of Color and a Transgender Woman. Quinn has definitely seen the struggles of being a Minority and faces the criticisms the LGBT Community & Transgender Women face in today's Society; this has not stopped Quinn from following her dreams and straying her from succeeding in her passions. Most recently Quinn joined KFAI Radio as a Co-Host for FRESH FRUIT with RARE Productions. Quinn was featured in an article for City Pages International Women's Day featuring her hard work, dedication, and representation for being a voice for the LGBT Community, a Queer Artist of Color & the Transgender Community. Quinn was chosen as one of 5 Influential Women in the Twin Cities.
Olympia was born in Maryland, and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. She is full time student, healer, artist, poet and an educator. She is a trans warrior who currently works in the public health field working to dismantle the failed ideologies that don't serve her Trans community. She enjoys adventures with her husband Sasha <3, she enjoys reading, writing and her time with yellow cats. She is the Content Director of Black Trans Media. Her preferred pronouns are Her-she like the chocolate bar.
Sasha is a trans-racially adopted, mixed race black/south asian, queer, trans, educator, facilitator, multi-media artist, healer, and community organizer. Over the last 15 years Sasha has built and collaborated with local and national youth empowerment, social justice, and media organizations working for gender, economic, and racial justice. Sasha is the Founder of Black Trans Media, a project addressing the intersections of racism and transphobia by amplifying the narratives of black trans people, creating media for and by the black trans community. Sasha prefers the pronouns he/she/they and that you mix it up.
Partial proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to the Minneasota Trans-Health Coalition.
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