December 4, 2015 at 6:00PM
5124 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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|| We're beyond excited for our last event of 2015 & our first Unblurred ||
Let's explore the legacy of the Unapologetic Queen of Pop while we celebrate local queer and trans poc artists through the QTPOC Marketplace.
|| "Fight Like Hell For The Living"
|| Pay What You Can
|| All ages at 6pm & 18+ after 9pm
|| Doors will open at 6pm and close at 11:30pm
|| The Black House... Revolutionary Cocktails by Nicky Jo
|| QTPOC Artists
|| Workshops with the artists
|| Crafts for children and adults
|| Food vendors
|| Free new and gently used coats
|| Free street parking on Penn Avenue and side streets
|| Music all night by different local queer and trans poc djs
|| More information to come
From Pon de Replay to Bitch Better Have My Money, Time to Have Sex to Let's Get Caught. Rihanna's 10 years of global chart, radio, and club dominance is only the half of her legacy. In anticipation of her next Studio album, ANTi, we're throwing the bash that you need to be apart of showcasing all of her hits, her best album tracks, the unreleased bops that got away, and music from various genre that very well could be the sound she's committed to dominating next.
Through the #QTPOCElder Series, the Garden of Peace Project will connect the QTPOC community to the wisdom of the elders whose stories illuminate the genius and brilliance that is inherent in living out loud.
Together, in the telling and the listening, we will craft a place of belonging, affirmation, celebration and healing.
About December's QTPOC Elder, Jazmine C Brockington: Jazmine Brockington is the epitome of resilience and booming personality. Jazmine was raised by adopted parents in Denver, Colorado until the age of 13, when she entered the foster care system. Later, Jazmine ended up in an independent living program -- her last system before she ran away to New Mexico. Just before her 18 birthday, Jazmine found out that she was HIV+ (then GRID - gay-related immune deficiency) and was taken back to Colorado. Once she arrived to Colorado in front of the judge, she was told, “Well, you have aged out of the system."
Two years ago, Jazmine moved back to Pittsburgh. Now, she’s reinventing herself in the ballroom community. Jazmine has found a new space for her to develop a skill, mentor young people, and share her fierce personality. Jazmine has won many trophies on the road and in Pittsburgh by storming the runway.
Throughout her life, Jazmine has used her position to elevate the narratives and lived experiences of trans women of color. Jazmine says you should come see her because she’s, “fierce and fabulous.”
Join us to hear more from Jazmine and engage with one of our #QTPOCElders. #QTPOCElders series will be recorded and compiled into files for future projects.