Resist 45: HBGC Benefit

July 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Make Shift Boston
549 Columbus Ave
MA 02118
Jamezie Helenski

*** Translated flyer and description soon to follow ***

Take a swing at fascism and help raise money for The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) with a night of speakers, music, art, snacks, piñatas and punching bags! Donations are on a sliding scale basis with a suggestion of $5-10.

Since the beginning of the 2016 campaign cycle, the intentions of our current administration have been very clear about supporting racism, sexism, xenophobia, homo/transphobia, ableism, and other oppressive behaviors. To no surprise, Latinx and other communities of color have been in the crosshairs of the efforts to perpetuate the history of white supremacy with increased deportation and ICE raids, travel bans, and attempts to defund crucial social programs. This administration and its supporters use obscured language to label themselves “Alt-Right” which amounts to nothing more than repackaged neo-nazi rhetoric and must be resisted with a diversity of tactics.

Piñatas and punching bags with cabinet members faces and the outright neo-nazis who support them will be supplied for a cathartic chance to swing back at a state that enacts violence every day.

Speakers will begin at 7pm
Jeremy Surla Vargas (He/Him) The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
Jennifer W. Hudson (She/Her) Ms. Boston Pride 2017/Founder and President of The National Association for the Advancement of Transgender Women of Color
Shey Rivera Ríos (They/Them) multi-genre artist and Artistic Director at AS220

Loreto Ansaldo (She/Her) Boston Interpreters Collective
Maria Peniche (She/her) Boston Interpreters Collective

Video art:
“USA” 2017, eBAY

Music by:
DJ Dayglow

HBGC is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Latinx, and POC (People of Color) LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latinx and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.

Makeshift Boston is street accessible and is a short distance from the Mass Ave. and Symphony T stations.