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Femme Day of Action

January 21, 2012


Saturday, Jan 21 3pm. Free.

3-4 pm: Meet & Greet
4-6 pm: Facilitated group discussion/workshop time *
6-7 pm: Dinner break (bring something or run out for something)
7-9 pm: Collaborative crafting/party decorating
9 pm on: Dance party

Human Resources Gallery, 410 Cottage Home Street, 90012
Facebook event.


Description

Femme Day of Action:
Instigating and Imagining Femme(inine) Community in LA

Calling all self-defined queer folks on femme/inine spectrums to come together for a day of conversation, creativity, and community-building. And a party afterward.

Whether you feel uneasy with the word “femme” but still wonder if it could apply to you, or whether you came out of the womb an 8th level card-carrying high femme, we welcome the wide scope of identities and experiences to contribute to building a smarty-pants good time. We will interrogate and celebrate the definitions, embodiments, and spirits of femme-ness. In this city of such rich diversity and sprawl, let’s intentionally reach across our divisions to imagine and instigate an inclusive, powerful femme community.

And did we mention there’s a dance party?

Saturday Jan 21
Starting at 3 p.m. sharp

Human Resources Gallery
410 Cottage Home Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(3 blocks from Chinatown stop on the Metro Gold line)

Schedule for the day:

3-4 pm: Meet & Greet
4-6 pm: Facilitated group discussion/workshop time *
6-7 pm: Dinner break (bring something or run out for something)
7-9 pm: Collaborative crafting/party decorating
9 pm on: Dance party**

4-6 pm Group Discussion / Panel:
FACES OF FEMME … Instigating & Imagining Femme(inine) Community in LA

*GROUP DISCUSSION: It’s All About You! Let’s talk about how You identify as femme, tell us when/how you ‘came out’ as femme, and if you could imagine femme community in LA what would it look like?

*PANEL: an amazing group of LA femmes bring perspectives & raise questions about everything including Femme Failure, Trans-femme, Black Femme Identity, Xicana femmes, Body autonomy, and Femme Naked?

-Prof Laura Harris (Pitzer College) co-editor of ‘Femme: lesbians, feminists & bad girls’
-Prof Talia Bettcher (Cal State LA) – co-editor ‘Transgender Studies and Feminism’/Hypatia
-Prof Mignon Moore (UCLA) – Author of ‘Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women’
-Laura Luna Placencia – Queer Fat Femme community activist & ‘Creative Xicana’ blogger
-Lynn Harris Ballen – queer femme(inist), co-founder LEX, host ‘Feminist Magazine’ radio/KPFK

** Dance party is open to everyone. We respectfully request that events from 3 – 9 p.m. are attended only by self-identified femmes (of all genders) and folks exploring their femme/ininity.

This event is FREE. We will provide light snacks and adult beverages by donation.

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