The Bay’s a wild carnival of QTPOC cultural rebellion. We want to make it easier for you to come (wink).
So welcome to Fresh, a weekly, curated compass to some fly QTPOC activist art, protests and other goodness.
We hope it helps you find your way.
We really hope you get, and take, some action.
* This is focused on public events w/ a social justice bent, produced by or featuring Two Spirit, trans, intersex and queer people of color and mixed race folks, that promote healing from oppression. We don’t list secret actions because you can’t keep a secret and neither can we. Sometimes we list events by white/straight folks doing something you might be into.
* Check back here each Monday-ish for the latest. Or sign up for Peacock email to get it in your inbox…wink. Signup form is below or to the right, depending on yr web viewer.
* Did we miss an event? Please email us so we can add it to the list. We keep adding throughout the week.
* We’ll post access info when we find it, but check web sites for ticket prices, more complete access info, and last-minute changes
* Props to Miz Chris, who’s held down an awesome LGBTQ events calendar and some of our fave events for years. Check her out!
* Think your event is a great fit? Send us the deets by Thursday for the next week’s calendar.
Fresh: A guide to the good shit
Tuesday, January 5 – Sunday, January 10
A Solidarity Night March
5:30pm, Bernal Heights and Bayview, SF
SFPD has a rich history of violence enforced in black and brown communities. The Alex Nieto Case along with the Mario Woods case are direct examples of the detrimental effects of systematic racism, gentrification, and police impunity. In order to win justice for these two young men and our communities as a whole, we must unite! The goal of this March is to create solidarity not only with the families of Alex Nieto and Mario Woods but also the surrounding friends, family, and community members.
The march will start in two locations: Bernal heights and Bay View. Both groups will march towards each other until they meet. Please come out to help celebrate the lives of these young men, and the many others lost to state violence in San Francisco.
Oakland Queer Open Mic
6pm-9pm, perch, Oakland
Spectrum Queer Media’s first open mic of 2016 includes new year’s gratitudes and intentions. This tender loving space is often packed with QTPOC (and others, depending on the theme of the week).
The News: Creating Environments to Support POC & Queer Artists & Audiences
7pm, SOMArts, SF
A rare chance for performance curators to talk accountability and ways to make + push for spaces that support and respect our people. It’s a convo about what goes wrong, what goes right, and, you know, “the process.” Lexi’s repping Peacock on the roundtable!! Featuring dreamboats like Kin Folkz, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Jay-Marie Hill and Virgie Tovar! YAAAAAY!
The Lucky Number 7 Show
7pm-9pm, E.M. Wolfman, Oakland
Local zinesters read stories of good fortune and great beginnings. Feat. Nia King of We Want the Airwaves, Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press, and more.
Let’s Crash Mayor Ed Lee’s Inauguration
9:30am, City Hall, SF
Honey badger don’t care, which is awesome. But Ed Lee really don’t give a fuck, which is like a horrible horrible thing. The SF mayor has been absent as tons of SF people have tried to talk w/ him about the inhumane way Chief Suhr runs SF’s police force. Suhr kept building a culture of racism and brutalization that gave those five officers permission to assassinate Mario Woods. If Lee won’t fire Chief Suhr, who refuses to step down, then Lee should know that he gotta go too.
GLIDE Talk w/ Rhodessa Jones + Lateefah Simon
7pm-9pm, Glide, SF
Acclaimed storyteller, interdisclipinary artist and social justice activist Rhodessa Jones (of Cultural Odyssey and the Medea Project) chops it up w/ criminal justice reform activist Lateefah Simon (formerly of the Center for Young Women’s Development and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights). They’ll touch on topics such as incarcerated women, stigma of HIV/AIDS, expressive arts, violence, healing and recovery, mythology and social justice after a performance from The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women/HIV Circle.
The Hitsville Soul Sisters + The Singing Bois
9pm-11pm, Studio Grand, Oakland
Inspired by classic R&B girl groups like the Marvelettes to TLC, The Hitsville Soul Sisters drop a mashup of classic covers + originals. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, The Singing Bois mesh new and classic styles while telling queer, butch, and trans stories thru song. BYO drool.
We’re Still Here – Bay Area screening
3pm, The New Parkway, Oakland
A screening in collab w/ Positive Women’s Network. We’re Still Here shares untold stories of the first gen born with HIV in the 80s and 90s. The film follows director Grissel Granados as she embarks on her own journey to seek out other people who were born with HIV and create community where it hadn’t existed before. Now as adults, these long-term survivors are telling their stories in their own words and on their own terms. Q&A with directors Grissel Granados and John Thompson,
Accessibility info: The New Parkway is wheelchair accessible and has ADA-compliant bathrooms. The film We’re Still Here is not captioned (they’re in the process of getting this done). For more info about the location, including rules and restrictions, visit their website.
Hosted by the Homies: Nu Year Craftluck
5pm, Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Oakland
For all ya homies new to Hosted, Hosted by the Homies is is a hyper-local potluck encouraging artist collaboration over the exchange of intimate conversations and good food. This is a free community gathering, but please join us in the practice of preparing food with love to share and break bread with homies old and new! Ya’ll know the ritual. #bringahomie & #bringasidedish ♥
A Call to Make Believe
7pm-9pm, Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, Oakland
Readings, inspiration, and tamales! Marvin K. White delivers a Call to Make Believe. Plus readings by Maisha Z. Johnson, Kwan Booth, youth writers from their Youth Advisory Board and pop-up deliciousness from Two Mamacitas Pop-Up Kitchen. Hosted by Regina Evans.
Open Circle – Addressing Police Terrorism & Systemic Oppression
3pm-5pm, Omni Commons, Oakland
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terrorism & Systemic Oppression, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate with the families on strategies and actions to bring about justice for their loved ones murdered by the police. Open Circle meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Potluck at 3:00, meeting at 3:30.
SAVE THE DATE!
¡Queer Qumbia! Co-hosted + benefiting Peacock Rebellion
10pm-2am, La Estrellita, Oakland
$3-$69, no one turned away for lack of funds
Q2 is a POC political project that bring people together around musica tropikal – cumbia, merengue, salsa, norteñas, banda y más! They raise funds to support organizations/collectives doing work on issues impacting the community.
Peacock’s rolling out helllla new programs this year; we need your help to make them happen! Come dance and throw down for our next Brouhaha, sci-fi qtpoc femme magic, and more!
- If you’re QTPOC and down to take a shift working the door, email us. Please include any accessibility needs you have <3