Twin Cities Pride presents an issues forum, The Art of Resistance: Creating an Intersectional and Inclusive Movement for Equality.
Senator Al Franken will join us and speak right at 7:00! Other speakers will include Phil Duran, Legal Director at OutFront MN; Manilan Houle, Policy and Organizing Coordinator at OutFront MN; Rachel Babbitt, Missioner for Community Engagement of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; and Emilia Avalos, Executive Director of Navigate MN. The event will be moderated by Amy Brockman, External Relations Manager at Twin Cities Pride.
Parking: There is a parking ramp directly across from the entrance to Regis Center for Art on 21st Avenue South and South 4th Street, on the West Bank, in addition to street parking.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception + Art Exhibitions
We will have a reception with light appetizers in the lobby of Regis Center for Art and encourage attendees to tour the exhibit Making Room in the Quarter Gallery. This exhibition features work by 9 contemporary artists living and working in the Midwest who explore the relationships between objects, the body, queerness and the domestic space. The MFA thesis exhibition, Some Assembly Required, will also be available for viewing in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery during this time.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Issues Forum
The speakers will highlight current legislative initiatives that may threaten the LGBTQ community and bills that have been introduced to help provide more protection and equal rights for our community. We will also examine how we can work together to protect immigrants, people of color, Jewish people, women, and people with disabilities in today’s political climate.
This event will be a good warm up for the LGBT Lobby Day on April 20 at the State Capitol and the Equality March for Unity and Pride on June 11. Join us!
Generously sponsored by Sunrise Banks and co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. Also co-hosted by Compass, an LGBTQ +A club at Carlson School of Management. Other co-hosts are the Art Department of the University of Minnesota and OutFront Minnesota.