Trans POC Arts Networking

Saturday April 6, 2019
10:30am-3pm
@ Eastside Arts Alliance, Huichin/Oakland

Just for trans people of color who do arts production roles like:

Stage manager * Video editor  * Photographer * Tech director *
Graphic designer * House manager * DJ * A/V tech *
Board ops * Lighting design * Sound design *
Set design * Costume design * 
Safety team coordinator or member *
Accessibility coordinator *
Marketing and promo

Dollar sign

This is a free, low-pressure networking for trans people of color who’ve done production roles to meet some (TPOC and allied) arts producers, presenters, and venues who will share tips & could be down to book you for gigs.

Get the schedule and RSVP here

* Hella-low-pressure networking over lunch 
catered by Hella Latina

*Tips for Working with Trans People of Color Artists & Arts Workers
panel w/ Star Amerasu, Aja Archuleta, StormMiguel Florez 

*Acknowledgement of Ohlone Land and People
The Ohlone Sisters

* Accessibility & Safety Planning for Arts Events

panel w/ Patty Berne, Kebo Drew, Elliott Fukui


Pre-registration required and space is limited

Register now



Sponsored by the Investing in Tomorrow Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation


ACCESSIBILITY INFO BELOW:

  • Event is free and includes catered lunch
  • All portions of the event are at Eastside Cultural Center, a street-level space that is wheelchair-accessible, including restrooms and front door
  • A trained community safety team is in place for the event, with emphasis on verbal de-escalation. The safety team is led by trans people of color
  • Though we can’t guarantee a fragrance-free space, we’re asking attendees to come fragrance-free. An air purifier will be on throughout the event. The venue uses scented restrooms soaps that we remove and dispensers we tape up so people don’t use them. We bring fragrance-free soaps. We will detox the space with vinegar and baking soda as best we can on the morning of the event
  • There are two restrooms. Both are gendered outside of the event and will be gender-neutral for the event, with signs taped on the doors the morning of the event
  • The ceiling lighting is fluorescent; the stage lighting is not
  • We are livestreaming the panels but not the lunchtime networking time
  • One of our panelists will be participating by Zoom
  • Potential EMF exposure includes wifi and attendees’ cell phones and laptops
  • Blue spot parking has been removed temporarily due to construction. With advance notice (by 4/1) we can hold a street parking spot as close as possible to the event space (likely 500-1000 feet from the main entrance)
  • There is free parking on 23rd Avenue between International Blvd. and E. 12th St. and on E. 12th St. Please check street signs for quirky restrictions
  • Eastside is 1 mile from Fruitvale BART and is 1/2 block to 1 block from three AC Transit lines. Check transit.511.org for schedules
  • There is a low-stimulation quiet room 1/2 block from Eastside for folks who need that. The space is fragrance-free and has couches, air purifier, a gender-neutral restroom, and is trans femme of color -centered
  • Please send any requests for ASL, Spanish, or other language interpreters; for live open/closed captioning; or other translation and interpretation, by 4/1
  • Please send requests for childcare by 4/1
  • We don’t have printed-out materials planned. Some materials will be emailed after the event
  • We will ask participants not to use flash photography