Crip Wisdom Now Streaming!

posted on April 24th, 2017
[Image Description: Two smiling brown skinned people are in profile against a blue background. Each of them is wearing a crown of organic elements. Between them is the text Birthing, Dying, Becoming Crip Wisdom.]

[Image Description: Two smiling brown skinned people are in profile against a blue background. Each of them is wearing a crown of organic elements. Between them is the text Birthing, Dying, Becoming Crip Wisdom.]

Birthing, Dying, Becoming Crip Wisdom is available now at

$10 includes access to Audio Description and Closed Captioning.

Join us from your crip bed,
or watch with friends at one of these viewing parties,
or organize your own party… 
  • We offer a Viewing Packet with lots of materials to support your viewing experience, including discussion questions, access suggestions, programs and posters and more.
  • We suggest using the Audio Description and Closed Caption options for increased accessibility.
  • Please note that previous technical glitches on the Audio Described version have been corrected. Please use the one marked *New & Improved*
  • There are three minutes of announcements at the beginning, which illustrate ways that Sins Invalid works to create mixed ability space that is accessible for as many people as possible.
  • Audio Description comes in at 3:10.
  • At your viewing party, please collect donations of $0-10 per person. You can send donations to us through our Flipcause page, or mail them to us at Sins Invalid c/o Dancers Group / 44 Gough St. #200 / San Francisco, CA 94103.
  • If $10 is more than you can afford, please email us at
    and we will send you a promo code.

Crip Wisdom Streaming Details

posted on April 21st, 2017
  • The Westreaming event goes from 4/24/17 – 5/1/17
  • The video is 1 hour and 55 minutes
  • The viewing platform is
  • The link will continue to work for a week from purchase
  • There will be Audio Described and Closed Caption options on Vimeo (we recommend public screenings use both)
  • Link to Viewing Packet:
  • Live Q&A on Thu, April 27th, at 5p PST” with artist, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and director, Patricia Berne, streamed on our FB page.
  • When we release the streaming link we will make it available on the Facebook Event Page
  • Once the link is available, click the link to view
  • You will need to make a Vimeo account
  • Vimeo will charge you $10 to watch the 10th anniversary show Sins Invalid Birthing, Dying Becoming Crip Wisdom
  • We ask viewing party organizers to ask for donations of $0-10 per person in attendance, and to donate proceeds to Sins Invalid; we are offering this webstream as a fundraiser for Sins
  • We understand that people may be hosting the screening as fundraisers for their own organizations; we’re happy to dialogue about what amount would be appropriate to donate
  • If you can’t pay $10 for the vimeo link, let us know and we will find a way to work with you
  • If you would like to pay more than $10 you can:
    • Donate through our Flipcause page
    • write a check to Dancer’s Group with the memo: For Sins Invalid
    • Pass a basket, and if you are local we will send someone to pick up cash
  • If you would like support promoting your viewing party, we will be assembling a newsletter which includes links to several viewing parties in the US, and we would be happy to let folks know about yours as well.
    • If this is something that you would like, please respond

Trans Life and Liberation!

posted on April 18th, 2017

Trans Life + Liberation Opening


Join us for an amazing opening night of art, music, food and community, celebrating the power of trans and gender nonconforming people of color!

Sponsored by Peacock RebellionCultureStrikeForward Together and Sins Invalid.

When:   Friday April 21, 6 – 9pm Where:  Citizen Engagement Laboratory, 1330 Broadway, suite 300

On Broadway, between 13th & 14th Streets, off of 12th St. BART Oakland CA 94612 The show includes more than 60 art works (!) created over the past three years by trans and gender nonconforming artists across the US, including: Aaryn Lang, Adelina Cruz, Asia-Vinae Palmer, Bishakh Som, Chucha Marquez, Ebin Lee, Edxie Betts, Ethan Parker, Matice Moore, Micah Bazant, Mojuicy, Noah Jenkins, Nikki Jackson, Rommy Sobrado-Torrico, Selva Neblina and Wriply Bennett. It features work from the Trans Day of Resilience Art Project [], Trans Life & Liberation Art Series, and other community-based collaborations.

You’ll have an opportunity to purchase art and mingle with some of the artists and project participants. Plus music by DJ Frida Ibarra! Light refreshments and drink will be available.

***Please refrain from using scented products so more community members may attend. For a partial list of unscented products, visit For more info about being fragrance free and why it’s important:

***Access Info*** A parking garage is available on 13th St and Franklin until 8pm. Street parking is scarce but sometimes available.  The venue is wheelchair accessible. Gender neutral ADA accessible restrooms are on the same floor as the event.  Access support people will be wearing orange armbands and positioned at the front of the building, the building elevators, the food and drink table, the quiet room and by the fragrance reduced area. A volunteer will be available in the central display area throughout the event to read gallery labels, art text, and visual descriptions.  ASL interpretation provided from 6:30-8:30 for general mingling and a 20 min program.  Spanish translation provided from 6:30-8:30.  A quiet/chill room will be available for those wanting reduced stimulation.  A fragrance reduced area and access to an outdoor rooftop patio will be available.  Please note: This building has off-gassing materials and other construction scents. There are multiple florescent lights in the lobby, elevators, and event space.

***Safety Info*** There will be a trained safety team at the event, available to walk people to and from transportation, etc. Stay tuned for more info on safety team support.