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September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree and open to the public
As part of Queerslang 2016, 21c Museum Hotel Lexington will host a series of free community workshops. These free workshops will run from 12pm to 3pm with the first round starting at 12pm and the second at 1:30pm. Topics range from identity/self-care, to ally training and activism through spoken word led by J Mase III. All ages are welcome.
WRFL, in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, is excited to announce Queerslang 2016, a music and learning festival put on in celebration of Lexington’s lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally community. This year’s festival will span two days, starting the evening of Friday, Sept. 16th continuing on into the night of Saturday, Sept. 17th.
Even My Poems Are Revolutionary with J. Mase III
In this workshop, attendees will focus on performance, written exercises, and tapping into their creative sides. You will be able to create your own solo and group poems. Participants will walk away with the tools for rooting their own creative work in social justice.
Queer In College with Danielle Rosenkrantz
This panel session will feature students from the University of Kentucky sharing their unique lived experiences as college students with multiple intersecting identities. Centered on queerness, the panelists will highlight support structures and communities they have found helpful as college students as well as unique identity-related challenges. Audience questions will also be encouraged.
Write Me Where It Hurts: Healing From Body Trauma Through Poetry with J. Mase III
This workshop will be a confidential writing and healing space for folks dealing with body trauma. For the purposes of this session, we define body trauma as anything physical or emotional that may disconnect us from feeling safe or healed in our bodies. This can include dealing with body/gender dysphoria, assault, healing from injuries, scars, dealing with repercussions from violence, internalized sizeism and more.
Inside/Out Box with Carol Taylor
Through the use of photos, drawings, quotes, etc. we will decorate a personal box that represents both the way we see ourselves and what we share with others. Participants will have an opportunity to share as much or as little of ourselves and our boxes as we feel comfortable with. This session gives people the opportunity to celebrate themselves in creative ways as well as the chance to share some of who they are on the inside and the outside in a safe, nurturing and protected way.