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Sister Spit Panel

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  2–3 p.m.

Location: Highlander Union Building 355
  Parking Information

Category: Lecture

Description: Road snacks and beach goths, hip hop and Catholic school, fat fashion and Michael Jackson. Afghan soldiers gone rogue. Vincent Van Gough. Girls with hips. New age drug damage. Race and class and poetry. All coming to UCR via Sister Spit 2014.

The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit will hit UCR with a pack of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance, a must-see multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, playwrights, performance artists, poets and drag queens.

Panel - Wednesday, 2pm @ HUB 355
Performance - Wednesday, 7pm @ HUB 302 South

Free and open to the community. Coordinated by Prof. Susan Straight. Information: (951) 827-3245 or Parking: $6 permits at the University Kiosk

2014 Collective:

Chinaka Hodge is a poet, educator playwright and screenwriter. When not educating or writing for page, Chinaka rocks mics as a founding member of a collaborative Hip Hop ensemble, The Getback.

Rhiannon Argo is a writer and schooled librarian. She is the author of two works of literary fiction: the Lambda award–winning novel, The Creamsickle, and the YA-ish novel, Girls I’ve Run Away With.

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, fat activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012).

Dia Felix is a writer and filmmaker. She has written for blogs including City Lights and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is an award-winning digital media producer for museums (Exploratorium, Museum of Arts and Design) and teaches and mentors teens in experimental documentary filmmaking.

Beth Lisick has been a nightlife columnist, independent film actor, performance poet, band leader, and arts organizer. She is the author of five books, including the NY Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool, and the co-founder of San Francisco’s Porchlight Storytelling Series.

Jerry Lee Abram has spent the last 15yrs doing just about anything for queer artists.  He has Tech Directed an extensive amount of projects including The Sex Workers Art Show, Homo A Gogo, Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical and Sister Spit.

Additional Information:

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact Information:
Nancy Tubbs