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July 24, 2014


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A Workshop Production by Shay Youngblood

allgo presents:
Add Architecture, Stir
Memory: TX – JAPAN
A Workshop Production by Shay Youngblood

with special guests kt shorb and Lyndon Gill

Saturday, 28 June 2014 – 5-6:30 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd Austin, Texas 78722
Free and open to the public

What is the effect of memory on architecture? What is the effect of architecture on memory? How do our early memories of home shape who we become? Shay Youngblood traveled from Texas to Tokyo in the spring of 2011 to ask these questions in the form of interviews with Japanese creatives, that would be the basis for a novel set in Hawaii and Japan. Ten days after she arrived, Japan experienced the strongest earthquake in its history, which triggered a powerful tsunami and setting off a nuclear disaster. In this multimedia performance Youngblood shares her experience living and traveling in Japan, her creative process and invites the audience to participate in shaping the work-in-progress.

Impossible Landscape” artwork: Adrienne Brown

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at





Give Out Day Extended!

Thank you to those of you have put it In your Hands and donated to allgo during Give Out Day.

Give OUT Day was extended for an additional 24 hours because so many folks were giving to organizations that the website crashed for a 2.5 hours but we gained additional time to continue to raise much needed funds. You have until 10:59 CST to put us in your hands.

allgo is excited to participate in Give OUT Day 2014: 2nd Annual National Day of LGBTQ Giving in which thousand of people will support hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer organizations.

We look forward to continuing our work by, for and about queer people of color and allies for generations to come.


allgo and Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon present:

Research for Action, Action for Change: A Community Dialogue

This community dialogue will begin with its starting point discussing the two papers Glisch-Sánchez has written as a part of allgo‘s Brown Paper Series. The papers were inspired by and draw upon the details and subsequent lessons learned from the tragic murders of Norma & María Hurtado in April 2011. Using these papers as a starting point we will discuss the daily social harms queer folks of color face, especially focusing on queer women of color, in particular on the cases of Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin (two Chicana lesbians who were attacked, one murdered, in Portland, TX) and the most recent one involving the murders of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby. The dialogue will end with a consideration of what are practical strategies for social transformation that results in tangible increases in safety for queer communities of color.

“Hate” Crime and Queer People of Color by David Glisch-Sanchez

Bearing Witness to and Learning from a Tragedy by David Glisch-Sanchez



David Glisch-Sánchez is a doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently working on a dissertation entitled “Listen to what your jotería is saying”: Queer Latin@s Confronting Social Harm, Seeking Justice that seeks to understand the nature of social harm and how queer Latin@s are experiencing it and as a result seek to create spaces of (relative) safety and healing. Before going back to graduate school, he was a full-time organizer in the state of Wisconsin working on issues pertaining to access to higher education and campus climate/safety, especially relating to sexual violence and hate crimes.





Hill Country Ride for AIDS 2014

We are proud to be a beneficiary of the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, we depend on the Ride to be able to provide services for our communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.
There is a way for everyone of all levels to participate: Ride, Volunteer, and/or Donate.
Join team allgo today, you will have the time of your life!




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