Come to SMYRC for a FREE show with Athens Boys Choir and Katastrophe! With an outstanding opening act of drag performer Juicy and vocalist/guitarist Lucas Liquori, this show is sure to get you dancin!
THURSDAY, January 13th
ALL AGES PERFORMANCE!
HATE-FREE, SOBER SPACE!
Doors open at 7pm,
…Show starts at 8pm!
Ok, so the name Athens Boys Choir can be a bit deceiving but you can’t blame a Transsexual man living in the Deep South for having a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. So Katz, the Choir’s now solo member, travels the country speaking “the good word” throwing down hard hitting spoken-word that deals with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between.
Katastrophe (aka Rocco Kayiatos) is a San Francisco based rapper and producer. He’s a seasoned vet on the mic and got his start competing in poetry slams in 1997. Combining his love of music and language, he started rapping and making beats in 2002. He uses his poetic grasp of language to weave dense tales of lives lived outside the mainstreams of education, class, and culture. He makes hip-hop that explodes with dangerous and ebullient passion. Crafting both dark anthems of anxiety and righteous rage, and sexy, flirtatious, booty-shaking pop/rap bangers. Katastrophe is a wonder – both authentic and audacious, emitting enough raw energy to electrify Las Vegas and enough earnest analysis to save you years of therapy.
And here are some other amazing community events coming up! Check em out!
Know Your Rights for Trans Oregonians
Monday, January 17th
6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Q Center – 4115 N Mississippi Ave.
Sliding scale donation-based entry, wheelchair accessible
A panel of legal experts will answer questions like the following:
*How do I change my name and gender on my driver’s license?
*Can my landlord kick me out for being trans?
*What rights do I have if I’m arrested?
Basic Rights Oregon and a team of pro bono attorneys have recently released an exciting guide, “Know Your Rights: Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Trans Oregonians’ Rights.” Free copies of the guide will be available and legal experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer referrals around topics ranging from documentation to housing. Presenters include Beth Allen and Tiffany Harris, top attorneys who worked on the guide, and Sasha Buchert , legal expert and member of BRO’s Trans Policy Working Group.
RSVP here: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=471
Clackamas County GSA Summit
Saturday, January 22nd
Clackamas County Community College
Roger Rook Hall
Literary Arts Center (Room 220)
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045(Bus lines 32, 33, and 99)
Learn how to combat everyday bullying and oppression, empower your peers, and grow your Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at this year’s Clackamas County GSA Summit. This year’s workshop topics include: Suicide Prevention, Racial Justice, Anti-Bullying, and Trans Justice. For youth ages 14-20.
Dinner and snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP by7 January 19th