Please join us for the opening celebration of Caribbean Equality Project’s Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience in Pandemics exhibition in Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill, Queens, on view from May 1 to June 30, 2023.
The afternoon will feature a series of short talks, oral storytelling, readings, and performances from artists, activists, and community organizers including trans rights and gender justice activists Rohan Zhou-Lee, Darren J. Glenn, Theo Brown, Tannuja Rozario, and Tiffany Jade Munroe. Mohamed Q Amin, curator of Live Pridefully, will lead a tour. Special guest appearances include drag performances by Ryan Persadie aka Tifa Wine and Jus Jalisah, International Dancer Zaman, and a carnival performance featuring Moko Jumbies by Bloodline Dance Theatre.
Coinciding with Indo-Caribbean Heritage month, the program will amplify cross-racial solidarity and celebrate cultural diversity while centering the complex and intersectional realities of labor migrations and extractions, racism, and continued persecution of LGBTQ+ communities in the Caribbean and its diaspora.
RSVP is required. Please click here to register.
Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a Queens, New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers, strengthens, and represents the marginalized voices of black and brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer+ people of Caribbean origin and descent in the greater New York City area. The Caribbean Equality Project’s mission is to serve the local LGBTQ+ Caribbean population through advocacy, community organizing, education, cultural, and social programming. Since being founded in 2015, by Mohamed Q. Amin in response to anti-LGBTQ+ hate violence in Richmond Hill, CEP has been the only education-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ immigrant community in the greater New York City area and acts as a liaison between our most vulnerable community members and government agencies and elected officials.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions. By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, they join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation. Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.
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