Thanks for Tenderfest!

cute tender kitty wants a hug

Warm squishy hugs!

Our first Tenderfest: A Queer People of Color Community Love Extravaganza was another packed house, standing-room-only, all-the-feelings practice space for community care.

Thanks to all the artists, volunteers, audience members, sponsors and donors for making it happen. You’re the best.

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Do you stay home under the covers cuz you don’t want to run into your ex at POC community acupuncture?

Tired of all the shit-talking/back-stabbing/too-high doses of triflin in QPOC communities?

Come to Tenderfest, a show ***by and for queer people of color*** that celebrates love for our:

* ancestors
* current, former and future lovers
* chosen family
* badass tender-fierce TSQTPOC community

Saturday September 7, 2013
Doors 7p/ Show 7:30p
@ The Living Room Project, 1919 Market St., West Oakland

Performances by:
* Heaven Mousalem
* Jen-Mei Wu
* Jezebel Delilah X
* Maya Chapina
* Misia Denéa
* Ms. Cherry Galette
* Nazbah Tom

Video work by:
* Moon Pony Productions
* Q Quintero

Mischief from:
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Your hosts:
Mercedes Gibson + Alicia Kester

Produced by Manish Vaidya


**White allies and straight allies:
We ask that you please don’t come to this private event, so we can do some healing work within a queer people of color -only space. Email Peacock Rebellion for other ways you can support their work. Thanks and love!

Check out more info on facebook

Tix:
$10-$20 suggested, pay what you can
no advance ticketing

~~~~~~Got stuff to donate to our silent auction?~~~~~~
Email Tenderfest

This show is a fundraiser for Peacock Rebellion, a Bay-based, QPOC-centered crew of cultural workers and healers who use the arts for culture shift toward collective liberation.

#embracethetender

ACCESS INFO:

Fragrance-free:
Please protect the health of some chronically ill loved ones who will be at the show: **come fragrance-free.** Wear clothes that haven’t been cleaned w/ perfumey detergent/fabric softener. Leave off the essential oils, perfume/cologne, hecka-scented hair/etc. products. Here’s how to look hecka fly hecka cheap hecka easy: http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html

The long hallway to the Living Room Project might have lingering scent from washers/dryers.

Folks w/ wheelchairs:
Bathroom and rest of space is wheelchair-accessible for real.

ASL interpretation:
We didn’t get any requests by the deadline. But if you’re Deaf/HoH and you have a QTPOC interpreter you like to work with, please email *protected email* and we’ll try to hook it up.

Back support/Lying down:
It will be mostly folding chair -style. If you need to lie down on cushions, we’ll make it happen.

Children:
All-ages show, explicit content, it’s your call.
We didn’t get any requests for childcare by the deadline. But if you want yr kids to have childcare at the show and you have a QTPOC childcare provider you like to work with, email socialjustice4all@hotmail.com and we’ll try to hook it up.

Transit:
West Oakland. Street parking. Bus and blue parking spot info coming soon.