a statewide queer people of color organization

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May 2017

Fostering Community Through Better Communication

May 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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We invite our queer people of color communities to join us. Better communication is often touted as the solution to many different problems. But what is communication? What does it mean to mean to communicate effectively? And how can we work together to use effective communication to build a stronger and healthier community? Joseph Acosta, M.A., LPC (he/him/his) has been in private practice since 2003. He is intimately familiar with many different forms of communication ranging from facial features, tone…

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June 2017

Pride Dance

June 9 @ 6:00 PM - June 10 @ 1:00 AM
Uptown Event Center, 6700 Middlefiskville Rd #403
Austin, TX United States
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Come celebrate QPOC Community and Pride! Sounds by dj.ang.g / Prize raffles all night! Drinks/appetizers provided by Alfred's Catering Free admission before 10pm - $10 after Uptown Event Center 6700 Middlefiskville Rd #403 Austin, TX Sponsorship opportunities available! Show your support for our community. Email jwrichardallgo.org for more information.

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ACTIVITY NIGHT: Self Care First Aid Kits

June 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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We invite our queer people of color community members to join us!   Last season, we did A Night of QPOC Self Care here at allgo, and it was one of our most well received events, both in terms of turnout and feedback. One idea that came out of that evening was building physical “Self Care First Aid Kits” that could serve as small packets of solace in our physical lives.   Self Care First Aid Kits contain physical objects…

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July 2017

Healthysexual

July 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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We invite our QPOC community members to join us for this conversation about our sexual health. Being Healthysexual™ “Being Healthysexual is all about taking charge of your sexual health. It’s about getting informed, communicating, and choosing the right protection so you can be yourself. Whatever you’re into...There are a lot of ways to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Knowing all of your prevention options and using the ones right for you will help you have healthier sex.”…

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August 2017

Minha filha! A Black Trans Daughterhood

August 13 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.
Austin, 78701
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What happens when the work of love comes through navigating precarity? My daughterhood was learning and trusting a mothering style that filled with meanings the absence, the landscape, the struggle. I couldn’t be mothered-protected from history, but I could learn to see my daughterhood in the seek-and-hiding from it. My girlhood was an imaginative-embodied space where running my little legs on the mud of northern Brazil without being caught in my girly motion was my favorite freedom game. At times,…

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“Tent Revival: A Black LGBTQ Poetics, Performance & Prophetics Festival

August 25 - August 27
allgo, 701 Tillery St.
Austin, 78702
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  A 3-Day Black LGBTQ Queer Arts Revival “Service” Of Poetry, Church, Performance, Community, Divinity, Gospel House Music And Storytelling.   August 25 -August 27, 2017 Friday and Saturday 7pm-11pm Revival Saturday Workship Service (Workshop + Worship) 1-3 with Marvin K. White Sunday 12-5pm Revival   Now, more than ever, we need to participate in creative and what lead artist and the curator Marvin K. White coined “Prophetic Placemaking” to understand the ways in which the arts and the “spirit…

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September 2017
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dat Black Mermaid/Healing & Transformation Through Art with Sharon Bridgforth

September 2 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
George Washingston Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.
Austin, 78702 United States
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  In collaboration with First Saturdays by Capitol View Arts dat Black Mermaid/Healing & Transformation Through Art with Sharon Bridgforth Sharon will share video documentation, music, oracle readings and stories from her current work in progress - "dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Performance Installation". The Performance Installation is a collaboration between Bridgforth, Sonja Perryman (her daughter) a 34 year old artist with an MPH from UCLA and 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Walter Kitundu. Original music, oracle readings, and shape shifting objects invite…

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“Eastside Stories” Premier Screening

September 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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       Title of Series: “Eastside Stories” Cindy Elizabeth’s new docu-series explores the lives and legacies of black and brown Austinites who have called East Austin their home. Throughout this series, Cindy documents the stories of these individuals by highlighting their day-to-day activities in a part of town with a constant-changing landscape as a result of gentrification and displacement. The series will premiere at allgo on Friday, September the 29th. The first episode features Bettie Mann, the first black…

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October 2017

“Bruising for Besos” Community Screening

October 1 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Resistencia Book Store, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, 78702 United States
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  Bruising for Besos, written and directed by Adelina Anthony, produced and presented by AdeRisa Productions, Allgo Org and Red Salmon Arts. (Filmmakers, Adelina Anthony and Marisa Becerra, will be in attendance for this special community event.) Bruising for Besos: a charismatic Xicana seduces an alluring Puerto Rican woman only to find herself recreating a tumultuous past. Bruising for Besos world-premiered with Frameline Film Festival in 2016. In its first festival year it also played at domestic festivals such as Outfest, Qfilms, Cinefestival, Reel…

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Shame: The Ways We Hurt, Heal, and Find Peace

October 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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We invite our queer people of color community members to join us! Throughout so many of our discussions and conversations, the topic of shame has repeatedly resurfaced. For many of us QPOC who live at so many intersections, shame can often manifest in different forms, faces, and fears. And this can seep through so many layers of our lives—relationships, health, bodies, etc. So we want to take a moment to acknowledge and face the reality of shame in QPOC experiences.…

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