What do riots, marches, and good old fashioned chisme have in common? This month’s Proyecto Latina! Join us as we partner with the Chicago Dyke March to celebrate Pride Month, the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and a Latina community with room for all! Our June feature is the writer and dancer Edith Bucio, and our open mic puts a special emphasis on fighting back when you’re being kept down (a la Stonewall Riots*).
Join us Monday, June 15th @ 7 p.m.Held @ Radio Arte, 1401 W. 18th St.
Edith Bucio received her B.A. degree in Fiction from Columbia College. Her poetry and prose depict a world that is very similar to what she herself has lived as an indigenous identified brown-queer-woman. She is currently NOT working on her first novel, to which you should pull both her ears for. But she is doing good work as a core member of Chicago Dyke March Collective, and the Mexcia dance group, Nahualli.
Proyecto Latina Provides a platform to showcase work by Latina writers, poets and performers. In it’s fourth year, the reading series takes place the third Monday of every month, it includes a feature, an open mic and a a chisme box!
Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, class, age, size, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability.
*Que es stonewall? The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against consistent police repression and a raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when gays and lesbians fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted homosexuals, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. It is also important to note the transgender community fought fiercely and Silvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican transgender woman is said to have thrown the first stone at the police.