Join us for an evening of discussion about queers and class struggle, food and drink, socializing and dancing! Queer politics often ignores the class struggle or fails to understand it, lumping it into "classism". Tonight we're going to change that, talking about how queer liberation is part of the class struggle, and how we must struggle as members of the working class for true... [read more]
Join us for an evening of discussion about queers and class struggle, food and drink, socializing and dancing! Queer politics often ignores the class struggle or fails to understand it, lumping it into "classism". Tonight we're going to change that, talking about how queer liberation is part of the class struggle, and how we must struggle as members of the working class for true liberation.
Then we'll eat some food, have some tasty beverages, and dance to music spun by DJ Operaista.
Panelists include (but are not limited to!):
Gayge Operaista (IWW, TransFix, Common Struggle Libertarian Communist Federation, contributor to the upcoming <i>Queering Anarchism</i>, former Camp Trans organizer, blogs at glittertariat.blogspot.com )
Alexandra Byerly worked as the Program Coordinator for El/La Program Para TransLatinas in the Mission District in San Francisco. She is a Psychology Major student, an activist and advocate for Human Rights
Inspired by Anna Fernandez and her untimely death, she moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles in 2006, giving up her job of 12 years at the Los Angeles International Airport, came out from her stealth life, to fight for Transgender's rights, and equality for all LGBTQI individuals.
Alexandra is very proud to be part of the LGBTQI family in San Francisco and is actually working in many personal projects, including writing for various publications and doing some advocacy work for Immigrant Transgender Latinas and Transgender sex workers rights' here in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America.
West Kogut is a 19 year old non-profit worker at LYRIC (The Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center). He works for youth empowerment, transgender equality, and social justic. He also enjoys most things nerdy
Shani Heckman has been producing queer events and art, for over ten years, in the Bay Area. In 2006, she was awarded the San Francisco Weekly's Best of the Bay Award for her many years of producing events and coordinating the publicity campaigns of various international queer artists.
Currently, Shani is working on a feature-length documentary America's Most Unwanted about Foster Youth who dismantle their statistics; the project received the Tee Corinne prize for Lesbian Media Grant. In addition, she is writing a narrative feature about a young girl coming of age without parents but with access to lots of cash and drugs, inspired by Requiem for a Dream and Basketball Diaries.
This event is organized by TransFix and some local Wobblies - the event is free to attend, but donations are welcome, and will go to support TransFix's organizing and a major IWW organizing campaign.
The emancipation of the glittertariat will be the task of the glittertariat itself!
Note: The Redstone Building is a wheelchair accessible space. Please contact Nick Theodosis or Mykke Holcomb with additional questions about the space.