Upcoming Event

Nia King and Elena Rose

present

Queer & Trans Artists of Color Vol. 2

featuring

NEHA RAYAMAJHI
and JACKIE WANG

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
21
Friday
April 21, 2017
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome artist and activist NIA KING and writer and organizer ELENA ROSE for a celebration of local queer and trans artists of color. The night will include performances by social worker and story teller NEHA RAYAMAJHI and poet, performer, and Harvard Ph.D. student JACKIE WANG. Nia and Elena will also present their book Queer & Trans Artists of Color Vol. 2, a collection of interviews from King's podcast We Want the Airwaves. Copies of King's first volume of interviews, Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives, will also be available for purchase this evening.

About Queer & Trans Artists of Color Vol. 2

Building on the groundbreaking first volume, Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives, Nia King is back with a second archive of interviews from her podcast We Want the Airwaves. She maintains her signature frankness as an interviewer while seeking advice on surviving capitalism from creative folks who often find their labor devalued. In this collection of interviews, Nia discusses biphobia in gay men’s communities with Juba Kalamka, helping border-crossers find water in the desert with Micha Cárdenas, trying to preserve Indigenous languages through painting with Grace Rosario Perkins, revolutionary monster stories with Elena Rose, using textiles to protest police violence with Indira Allegra, trying to respectfully reclaim one’s own culture with Amir Rabiyah, taking on punk racism with Mimi Thi Nguyen, the imminent trans women of color world takeover with Lexi Adsit, queer life in WWII Japanese American incarceration camps with Tina Takemoto, hip-hop and Black Nationalism with Ajuan Mance, making music in exile with Martín Sorrondeguy, issue-based versus identity-based organizing with Trish Salah, ten years of curating and touring with the QTPOC arts organization Mangos With Chili with Cherry Galette, raising awareness about gentrification through games with Mattie Brice, self-publishing versus working with a small press with Vivek Shreya, and the colonial nature of journalism school with Kiley May. The conversation continues. Bear witness to QTPOC brilliance.

Elena Rose
Elena Rose

Elena Rose

Elena Rose, a Filipina-Ashkenazi trans lesbian mestiza, rode stories out of rural Oregon and hasn’t stopped telling since. As an ordained minister, writer, and organizer, she has been published in magazines including Aorta and Make/shift, co-founded the Speak! Radical Women of Color Media Collective, co-curated the acclaimed National Queer Arts Festival show Girl Talk: A Trans and Cis Women’s Dialogue, works as a nationally-recognized interfaith educator on justice issues, and serves on the boards of the Solar Cross Temple and the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples.

Photo credit: EP Li

Jackie Wang
Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster and Ph.D. student at Harvard University. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb (Capricious). Find her @LoneberryWang and loneberry.tumblr.com.

Neha Rayamajhi
Neha Rayamajhi

Neha Rayamajhi

Neha Rayamajhi is a social worker, story teller and a Pisces. She was born and raised in Nepal, and moved to the U.S. alone at the age of eighteen. Her values revolve around the politics of decolonization, power of turmeric, and in Teju Cole’s words, "Writing as writing. Writing as rioting. Writing as righting. On the best days, all three."

Nia King
Nia King

Nia King

Nia King is a queer Black, Lebanese, Hungarian, and Jewish artist and activist from Canton, Massachusetts living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of  Our Live and the host and producer of We Want the Airwaves podcast. Her writing and comics have been published in Colorlines, East Bay Express, and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She has spoken about her work at schools and conferences such as Stanford University, Swarthmore College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Facing Race, the Allied Media Conference, and the National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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