SPIRIT: A CENTURY OF QUEER ASIAN ACTIVISM // May 10th & 11th (SF)
From the Asian avant-garde to 1960’s activists, Angel Island poets to Slam champions, the Queer Asian Diaspora comes alive through performance, films, and discussion.
Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism. Innovative. Risky. Expansive. From the Asian avant-garde to 1960’s activists, Angel Island poets to Slam champions, the Queer Asian Diaspora comes alive through performance, films, and discussion. Featuring 22+ Queer Asian movers and shakers!
SPIRIT aims to show the diversity of Queer Asian and Asian American perspectives, aesthetics, history, and experience. “Spirit” defies a narrow definition of Asian America, by prioritizing experimental work, Transgender and mixed-race artists, community activists/researchers/historians, and seeks to build bridges between Diasporic Asian cultural workers. By uniting the work of many groundbreaking Queer Asian American artists, we create history and space for our full existence.
ABOUT QUEER REBELS PRODUCTIONS
Formed in late 2008, Queer Rebels showcases queer artists of color, connects generations, and honors our histories with art for the future.
“An evocative panorama of exceptional talent” – SF Examiner
“…speaks quietly to our hearts and sets fire to our minds.” – Autostraddle
FUNDERS AND SPONSORS
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and Queer Cultural Center. Funding from Open Meadows Foundation, Red Envelope Giving Circle (made possible by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), Gil Foundation, and Horizons Foundation), San Francisco Arts Commission, and individual donors.