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July 28: Ain’t I A Womxn?

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Freewaves will present Ain’t I A Womxn?, a genders promenadean event that brings together audiences, artists and activist organizations to stretch gender expressions in new directions. Featuring twenty independent artists, such as Nao Bustamante and Jennifer Moon and ten art collectives, including KCHUNG and Las Fotos, the outdoor participatory event will unfold in Los Angeles State Historic Park next to Chinatown to explore intersectional identities under a full moon.  From an audio tunnel to voguing to group scream to the launch of the Zanja Madre Fan Club, participants will present performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines.  Aint I A Womxn? is the next phase of Dis..Miss, a public art series that investigates current artists’ and audiences’ views on gender.  It is an evening of seeing, hearing, finding connections, and mingling.  The event’s title refers to freed slave, Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I A Woman speech to an 1851 feminist convocation comparing respect afforded Black versus White women and Black women versus Black men. Intersectionality advanced that day.

Participating artists: Bitchface, Nao Bustamante,Martha Carillo, Zackary Drucker, Reanne Estrada & C. Ree, Rafa Esparza, Rudy Bleu Garcia, Janice Gomez & Fatima Hoang, Raquel Gutiérrez, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Elana Mann, Jennifer Moon, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Snatch Power, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Yozmit Walker, Kristina Wong,  Xina Xurner (Marvin Astorga & Young Joon Kwak), and Austin Young.

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