1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

THE T

Web series produced and developed by
Open TV and Full Spectrum Features

Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 PM, $7-10

Jo, a white trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, Carter, a queer Black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, and Emerie, a Latina trans woman stuck in an incompatible relationship, all converge from different parts of Chicago for a magical New Year’s Eve night. As hangovers fade, and the three friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are too often portrayed in mainstream media.

Details: 
Writers/Directors: Bea Cordelia & Daniel Kyri
Producers: Bea Cordelia, Daniel Kyri, and Eugene Sun Park
Associate Producer: Quinn Nicholson
Genre: Web series
Total Runtime: 44 minutes
Filmmakers:

BEA CORDELIA is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, performance artist, producer, educator and activist whose work elevates and reimagines the narratives of transgender people. Her solo show Chasing Blue was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut performance series and in The Brick’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in Brooklyn. In 2016 she developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency and was named a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow. In 2015 she self-published her first chapbook of poetry, 28.06 // Dear Sylvia, recounting the history and impact of the Stonewall riots.

DANIEL KYRI is a Jeff Award-nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, singer, and curator. He is featured in Stephen Cone’s award-winning film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix, and has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Goodman Theatres, and was most recently seen in Robert O’Hara’s production of Macbeth at Denver Center for Performing Arts. He is also a founder and former curator of the Dojo Collective—a recent recipient of the 2017 Meow Wolf DIY funding grant—partnering with local artists to produce POC, femme, and LGBTQ-centered interdisciplinary events and performances.

 



Filed under: social justice, web series

SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice-Chicago Chapter
A World Without Police,
Part 1: History of Policing

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30-8:00 PM, Free

Want to know why so many Chicagoans are calling for police reform or abolition? Come to SURJ’s first “A World Without Police” workshop: “A History of Policing in Chicago, from 1850 to the 2017.” We’ll explain the racist origins of policing in the United States, study how, decade after decade, the police have systemically targeted black and brown Chicagoans, learn about failed attempts to reform the CPD , and explore how black and brown Chicagoans have led efforts to hold Chicago police accountable for their unconstitutional and violent actions. Led by activists and historians, the workshop will take us to the present moment, addressing ongoing CPD and ICE cooperation, as well as plans for the new police academy

This is the first in a 3-part series, designed to 1) explain why Chicago needs police abolition, 2) introduce Chicagoans to what police abolition looks like in practice (both systemically and individually) and 3) help Chicagoans participate in abolitionist campaigns.

Workshop Dates:
Part One: History of Policing – October 11
Part Two: Alternatives to Calling the Police – October 25
Part Three: Moving to Action, FOP Contract – November 8

REGISTER HERE! https://goo.gl/R3nGuL

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland Buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



Filed under: social justice, Uncategorized, workshop

SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice- Chicago Chapter
Thinking Systemically Workshop

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30-8:30 PM, Free

While white supremacy & racism like those on display in Charlottesville this August are often easy to identify, the systems that create and feed such horror can be much harder to identify and dismantle — even though these systems exist as part of our everyday lives. To build a just, anti-racist society, we need to learn more about how systemic racism works in our backyard. When we do that, we’re taking another step on our anti-racist journey and standing in solidarity with Charlottesville.

In this workshop we’ll discuss what system-level racism is and how it differs from individual-level racism. We’ll also examine how system-level racism operates in Chicago’s housing, education, and policing. When you leave, you’ll have enough background knowlege to identify what anti-racist, solution-based campaigns you want to join right here in Illinois!

Register Here!: https://goo.gl/forms/nViMTwbrGuve75kK2

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



Filed under: social justice, workshop

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