Basic Rights Oregon
Fri, Aug 09, 2013
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Just Art: Queer and Transgender Artists of Color on Racial Justice

Art is a powerful avenue for telling our stories, empowering each other and moving communities to action.  Join Basic Rights Oregon's Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program for an evening with local LGBT artists of color who will express their struggles in the world and share their visions of the future.  Let's celebrate our community's passion and creativity! 

Just Art! Queer and Transgender Artists of Color on Racial Justice

Friday Aug 9th 2013

6:30pm - 10:00pm

Black Cat Cafe

3990 N Interstate, Portland, OR

All ages event 

MEET THE ARTIST!:

Sharae Daniels is 23 years old and she currently resides in the Willamette Valley of Oregon where she works and goes to school full time. Her passions include developing people, including herself, through meaningful communication as well as art.

 

Ruthie Ai Masuoka Newman lives in the interstice, the borderland and has never fully been man nor woman, neither fully white nor Japanese.  For Ruthie, art is a vehicle through which to claim your voice and seek to create a home for all those that occupy the space of the undefinable, unacceptable, and unplaceable.

 

medina cardona is a genderqueer, Taino, artist with a disability, who's work focuses on the politics of race and gender.  His beautiful oil paintings on canvass represent the limitations of society’s gender expectations.

 

Lisa Summers began drawing at the age of 15 and began drawing professional profiles by the age of 18.  She has been drawing ever since.  She is 50 years old and is trans.

 

Cheryl Thiruvathukal-Savage identifies as bisexual and has worked to understand her racially complex identity as a biracial person.  Her ceramic art pieces are dedicated to the struggle for human rights and dignity.

Anthony Hudson is a queer artist, drag performer, and Grand Ronde Indian.  Anthony created a video that documents four lip-sync performances which collectively comment on racialized, sexual, and social identities. 

Find out  more and see thier creativity first hand on August 9th!

Suggested $5 donation at the door, with no one turned away for lack of funds. 

ADA accessible space with gender neutral and ADA accessible bathrooms

For more information, please contact Kodey Park Bambino (kodey@basicrights.org / 503-222-6151 x109)

Event Location

Black Cat Café
3990 N Interstate
Portland, OR 97227


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