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Black and Pink & The Dojo Present: Stories To Uplift! A Benefit

Black and Pink & TheDojo Present: Stories To Uplift! A Benefit

$5-10 suggested donation
(we will turn no one away)

---this is a DRY SHOW! pls respect this ask & do not show up with alcohol, or other drugs. we want to provide an uplifting space, especially for those working on recovery/sobriety.
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-7pm: Doors // Potluck (bring a dish!)- 

-8pm: Poetry featuring-
Rahim Salaam [Rageing Salaam] 
+ more!

-8:30pm: Solitary Confinement Teach-In-

-9pm Words by-
Ms. Afrika Queen Lockett ( )

-930pm: Music-
Tweak G ( )
Mermaid N.V.
Cabrona - Band

1130pm: DJ!
DJ: Miss Twink USA

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Installation by: Silvia Ines Gonzalez

Gallery by: ATTB ( And Then There Was Blak) 
"And Then There Was REPAST"

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Ruby Pinto

Art (+more) Raffle!
Monica Trinidad
Naima Bond
Ruby Pinto
Shira Stonehill
Marisa Allison
Calie Ramone
Molly Costello
Krista Lee
Rose Boccio Anderson

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to note: there is a stoop at the entrance.
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Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. 

Over the next 6 months, B&P has many members (hopefully) getting out of prison. LGBTQ folks, especially people of color & poor people, experience extreme levels of criminalization and policing, which cycles arrests & incarceration. According to B&P's national LGBTQ prisoner survey, Coming Out of Concrete Closets, nearly a fifth of respondents reported being homeless or transient prior to their incarceration. The trauma experienced behind walls does not disappear once released. 

The funds will be used for support with housing, CTA passes, healthcare, food and clothing [winter wear], toiletries and supplementing other needs the state doesn’t provide. 

The Dojo is a safe space and platform for experienced and inexperienced artists willing to share their work, stories, experiences, voice, and energy with others. Please respect each other and the space.

(there is no defeat in this dojo)

--Message for Address--

Earlier Event: February 5
2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL
Later Event: February 21
Dojo Media Night