LGBTQ: Rights & Justice

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An Alwun House Foundation Exhibit
At Burton Barr Central Library North Gallery
March 27 – April 22, 2017

Exhibit Theme: Art that reflects the struggle that the LGBTQ community has had to endure to gain justice denied. Accepting works in all media that represent that struggle and accomplishment. Inviting works from first time exhibitors to professionals; family photos, weddings, anti-gay protesters, pride, and personal achievement. Artists interested in exhibiting click here…… Juror’s: Annie Lopez, Ted Decker, Mike Oleskow

Also on display, BJ Bud Memorial Archives: flyers, front pages of magazines or newspapers and other artifacts sponsored by ASU Hayden Library, Arizona Collection, Nancy Godoy, Historian/Librarian

PROGRAM coincides with Phoenix Pride:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
• Poetry & Open Mic Night

Pulliam Auditorium, 2-3 pm.
Open to anyone willing to share a song, poem, or free form story of their experience with “LGBTQ: Rights & Justice” Sponsored by AZ Consortium for the Arts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
• LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Symposium

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8pm.
Panel will discuss achievements and other memorable events in Arizona history for the LGBTQ community. Panelists include: Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian; Ron Wilcox, from Nu Towne Saloon, the longest operating gay bar in Phoenix; Scott Tickler, former Miss IGRA/AGRA; Kim Moody- Alwun House Foundation founder. More, TBA. A Story Corp – OutLoud Initiative collaboration will also be announced to support their mission of recording and preserving oral history.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“UpStairs Inferno” Screening

Pulliam Auditorium, 6-8 pm.
Followed by a short Q&A session with director Robert Camina and Skip Bailey, a relative of one of the victims. Story of the1973 New Orleans gay bar arson attack, where thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation. Until the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, it was the deadliest known attack on a gay club in U.S. history.
Refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack;
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/94900386

Friday, April 7, 2017
• RECEPTION

Library North Gallery, 6-8pm
Special performance by Phoenix Metropolitans Men’s Chorus and Youth Choir, under the artistic directorship of Marc Gaston. And a resource fair with community organizations: ACLU, Trans Queer Pueblo, LGBTQ Consortium, Native Health, and others to be announced

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