These stories, told through performance and visual media, hope to capture the diverse migration narratives embodied by Queer People of Color.
Opening reception Saturday, June 2, 2012 || 7:30pm
In Studio 24, Galeria de la Raza's annex venue
Visual artists include: Gracie Arguelles, Jesse Salas, Julio Salgado, Claudia Defaz, Jorge Gonzalez, and more. Performances by: Neza Leal and more
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Exhibition through June 30, 2012, open to view by appointment only. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time.
Yosimar Reyes is a Two-Spirit Poet/Activist based out of San Jose, CA. Yosimar has performed his poetry from the Bay Area to New York City. His style has been described as “a brave and vulnerable voice that shines light on the issues affecting Queer Immigrant Youth and the many disenfranchised communities in the U.S and throughout the world.” He holds the title for the 2005 as well as the 2006 South Bay teen Grand SLAM Champion, has been featured in the documentary 2nd Verse: the Rebirth of Poetry (2ndversefilm.com), and has been published in Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press). Yosimar is currently touring his self-published book, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly.
Graciela Arguelles is a queer Chicana poet and artist from North Hollywood, CA. She has curated numerous cultural, political, and educational artistic events. Some of these events include: An Evening with Chicana Activist Olga Talamante, a university lecture and reception; A Night of QWOC Films with Womyn Image Makers, a screening of short films; and Reunión de Art, a gallery exhibition that included art created by youth in the community, silent auction, spoken word artists, and live art made by community in attendance. As part of her graduate work at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, she is researching the relationship between art and activism, looking specifically at the ways traditional Chicana/o Political Poster Art Movement elements are currently applied to advance a feminist politic.