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Queer Text at Dixon Place presents Amber Hollibaugh of Queers for Economic Justice introducing Sassafras Lowrey and writers from her ‘Queer Shelter Project Stories Workshop’ as they bring their everyday experiences of queerness, homelessness, survival, and desire to the page, and now, to the stage.
Scheduled readers include Jay Toole, Clio, Dinick, and Gykyira. Event curated by Nicholas Boggs.
Doors at 7, reading at 7:30. $8 cash only (a portion of each ticket purchase is donated to Queers for Economic Justice).
Amber Hollibaugh is the Interim Executive Director of Queers for Economic
Justice (QEJ). A well known activist, artist, public intellectual and community organizer, she was a founding member of QEJ and is currently on the boards of CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies), LAIN (LGBT Aging Issues Network) of ASA and on the editorial board of GLQ, The Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies. She is also the founding director of the lesbian AIDS Project (LAP) of the Gay Men’s Health Crises (GMHC) in New York City. She was a recipient of the Dr. Susan B. Love award for outstanding achievement in women’s health and is the author of MY DANGEROUS DESIRES – A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home, and the director and co-producer of THE HEART OF THE MATTER, a documentary film focusing on women’s sexuality, denial and risk for HIV and AIDS. The film won the 1994 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression award and premiered on PBS’s prestigious POV film series. She emphasizes the importance of looking at an issue through different lenses as well as the complexity of the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality.
Sassafras Lowrey is an internationally award-winning storyteller, author, artist, and educator. Ze believes that everyone has a story to tell and that the telling of stories is essential in the creation of social change. Sassafras is the editor of the two time American Library Association, and Lambda Literary Finalist Kicked Out anthology (www.kickedoutanthology.com) which brought together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth. Sassafras regularly teaches LGBTQ storytelling workshops at colleges and conferences across the country and lives in Brooklyn New York with hir partner.