Philly Queer Media’s Media Activism Series starts next Thursday

March 14, 2014


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Starting next Thursday, Philly Queer Media will host its month-long Media Activism Series, showcasing politically charged and profound works by queer media artists throughout the city, including West Philly.

Philly Queer Media’s annual spring series, which runs from March 20th to April 22nd, will feature pieces from local creatives that cross the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, disability and class. From inspired documentaries to dance performances and book readings, the public and mostly-free events aim to raise the profiles of transgender and queer artists—much of which is Philly Queer Media’s mission—while also fostering dialogue, building communities, and sparking social change.

West Philly’s all-female circus arts collective, Tangle Movement Arts, is among the artists to be featured during the month-long festival. They’ll perform their new show, “Timelines,” from Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 5th at the Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street). Performances start at 8 p.m. each day, with a 3 p.m. matinee added on Saturday.

The festival will also end in West Philly, with the closing event, “Queering the Digital Humanities,” taking place on Tuesday, April 22nd on the sixth floor of the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections (3420 Walnut Street). The three-person panel will discuss the crossroads of social justice activism, digital humanities, and queer media. The free, all ages event starts at 12 p.m.

For a list of other Media Activism Series performances, visit Philly Queer Media’s website.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the start day as Friday. It is Thursday. We regret the error.

Annamarya Scaccia

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