Trans Life and Liberation!
Join us for an amazing opening night of art, music, food and community, celebrating the power of trans and gender nonconforming people of color!
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 [www.tdor.co], 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 bit.ly/2n85XuZ. For more info about being fragrance free and why it’s important: www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html
***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.