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Fight for Our Lives
January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
A Night of Performances Benefiting the Trans and Queer Community | Suggested Tix: $10 | Raffle Tix: 1 for $4 / 3 for $10
Fight for Our Lives is a performance series advocating for communities targeted by divisive politics and systemic oppression (queer, trans*, incarcerated, migrants, women, people of color). By showcasing local artists, writers, and performers, our series also benefits mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to connect nonprofit organizations to audiences and artists across the Puget Sound area. Fight for Our Lives is grassroots-led and time-limited to January 20, 2021 (Inauguration Day).
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated. Each ticket sold is automatically entered into a raffle for a grand prize basket featuring work from local writers and artists. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased separately, 1 for $4 / 3 for $10.
Performances will be accompanied by an art sale with a portion of all sales benefiting Ingersoll and Lambert House. We believe in supporting local queer artists!
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
NAA AKUA is a queer liberator of sound and word, an actor, performance arts teacher, and a continuous student at being present. Naa has been a cast member of Book-it Repertory Theater’s adaptation of T. Geronimo Johnson’s Welcome to Braggsville; a part of last year season’s Late Night Revue Dear White People, a Boom Boom L’Roux production; Theater Schmeater’s debut of Welcome to Arroyo’s; and Tailfeather, an Earthpearl Collective production.
CALLUM ANGUS is a writer, editor, and gay trans man living in Portland, OR. He’s received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, and is the editor of smoke and mold, a journal of nature writing by trans and Two-Spirit people.
ADÉ A CÔNNÉRE is a multi-talented artist and local drag icon. She is an actress, singer, and musician.
AMBER FLAME is a writer, composer and performer, whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, The Watering Hole, Vermont Studio Center, and YEFE NOF. Flame’s original work has been published in diverse arenas, including Def Jam Poetry, Winter Tangerine, the Dialogist, Split This Rock, Black Heart Magazine, Sundress Publications, FreezeRay, Redivider Journal and more. A Jack Straw Writer and recipient of the CityArtist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Amber Flame’s first full-length poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, was published through Write Bloody Press. Amber Flame is a queer Black single mama just one magic trick away from growing her unicorn horn.
CALVIN GIMPELEVICH is an author and organizer based in the Pacific Northwest. He is the recipient of awards from Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, and 4Culture. A founding member of the Lion’s Main Art Collective for Queer and Trans Artists, Calvin has organized shows at venues and institutions throughout Seattle.
JUAN MIGUEL JOCOM is a 24-year-old Filipino writer, who immigrated to the United States of America when he was eighteen. He is currently enrolled at Seattle Central Community College, trying to pursue his passion for creative writing. When his hands are not penning out words, you can find them climbing rocks. He recently released Juanita Banana, a collection of poetry exploring the trouble of learning what self-love is.
RAY STOEVE is a queer & trans writer from Seattle, Washington. They received a 2016-2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship for their young adult fiction, and their first novel, Between Perfect and Real, will be published by Amulet Books in Spring 2021, with a second standalone novel to follow.
MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE is the author of three novels and a memoir and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her latest title is the novel Sketchtasy (Arsenal Pulp Press 2018), which was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018.