Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Celebration 2013
Express Yourself: Exploring the Diversity of Identities in the GSMA Community
This celebration will focus on how individuals in the Gender and Sexual Minority community express themselves and their identities. Like any other community, the GSMA community is made up of people from various ethnic, racial, religious, and political groups. Join PRISM and the James Farmer Multicultural Center to celebrate the diversity within the GSMA community.
James Farmer Multicultural Center &
GSMA Kick-Off Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 16| 4 p.m. | Ball Circle (rain location: Lee Hall, the Underground)
Kick off PRISM’s fifth annual celebration with a BBQ! Come hang out with members and friends of PRISM and enjoy some burgers and hot dogs. Play games, get familiar with PRISM, and get pumped for the week’s awesome events!
Thursday, Oct. 17| 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 412
Come listen to and interact with some members of the GSMA community as they talk about their experiences and how they choose to Express Themselves. Free pizza and a good time for all.
Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Invincible
Monday, Oct. 21| 7 p.m. | The Underground, Lee Hall
It is truly rare to find an artist like Invincible. Their spitfire wordplay has received acclaim from fans all across the world, while their active involvement in progressive social change has taken their music beyond entertainment toward actualizing the change they wish to see. As a co-founder of EMERGENCE Media, they released their debut album ShapeShifters (2008) and produced award winning videos like The Revival (2009) about women in hip-hop, and Locusts (2008) exploring displacement and gentrification in Detroit. They have performed on stages and in clubs, community centers, campuses, pride celebrations, and festivals around the world for over a decade, both as a solo artist, and featured as part of the anti-misogyny Hip-Hop collective ANOMOLIES. In addition to their work as a performing artist, for the last decade Invincible has worked with Detroit Summer, a multi-racial, inter-generational collective in Detroit that is transforming communities through youth facilitative leadership, creativity and collective action. They were also the co-coordinator and co-founder of the Detroit Future Youth network to support social justice and media-based youth projects throughout the city. Invincible is currently working with renown producer Waajeed (Bling47/DIRT TECH RECK), multimedia artist and creative technologist Carlos Garcia, and visual artist Wesley Taylor on Complex Movements, an interactive multimedia installation based hip-hop collective exploring the relationship between complex sciences and social justice movements.
Tuesday, Oct. 22| 6 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 411
Like hanging out with friends, eating popcorn, and watching movies? So do we! Come hang out at the annual Film Festival, featuring Victor/Victoria, a film that reflect the lives of GSMA individuals
Express Yourself Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 24| 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 412
Come and express yourself at our open mic event while making decorations for prom!
PRISM Prom–A Red Carpet Affair
Friday, Oct. 25| 9 p.m. | Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center
Join us for the finale to our fifth annual GSMA celebration, PRISM Prom! Dress up in your finest and come enjoy dancing, food, and drinks at this red carpet event! All proceeds to go an organization supporting the GSMA community.
-For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.