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Queer Women of Color and Friends Celebrate Boston Pride

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston)

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

Boston, MA

Queer Women of Color and Friends Celebrate Boston Pride

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VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!


1) Due to racist policy at previous venue OPTIONZ has been relocated to a brand new (and more fun!) venue! 

MARKET LOUNGE
130 Water Street (Entrance at 120 Water Street)
Boston MA 02109


2) WE WILL HAVE TICKETS AT THE DOOR FOR $15 on THURSDAY. If you would like to attend but cannot afford the full door fee, please send an email to spectra@qwocboston.org.

 

3) NOTE: NO CHANGES WERE MADE TO ROOTS II PRIDE PARTY ON SATURDAY! WE'll see you at MANTRA!

 


 

QWOC+ Boston Turns FIVE This Year! Join Us in Our Celebration!

OPTIONZ is an annual diversity-conscious, trans-inclusive, bi-friendly, open-to-all Pride party brought to you by Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) Queer and Trans People of Color (including African, African-American, East Asian, South Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Latina/o, South American, and/or Multiracial peeps) and Allies! (Boy, that was a mouthful, but worth it to get our point across).

OPTIONZ is for the "Others" of Mainstream PRides. This multi-culti celebration is for the ENTIRE race/culture/gender/queer spectrum of people from all parts of New England (and beyond).

So get read to join us for another bad-ass purple pride celebration! That's right, we rocks da purple. QWOC Pride all the way. Bring it!

THE DETAILS

Thursday June 9th
New Location! MARKET LOUNGE 
120 Water Street 
Boston MA 02109

9PM-10PM Loungin' w/ QWOC+ Boston, MadFemmePride, Gay Boston (Women of Color), LGBT Coalition of Western Mass, The Network/ La Red, Massachussets South Asian Lambda Association, and Spectra Events' Power Lesbian Network!
10PM-2AM DJ Sun One spins the best of World, Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Top 40

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174555165929192
Official Ticketing: http://qwocpride2011.eventbrite.com/

*All proceeds will be used to put on QWOC Week (Jul 29th- Aug 8th, 2011)* *This event is Open to ALL.*  

NOTE: Volunteer opportunities available for QPOC who would like to attend OPTIONZ for subsidized door fee (or FREE, on a case by case basis). Email volunteer@qwocboston.org for more information.


And Stay tuned for ROOTS II... Details Coming Soon.

DID YOU KNOW?

In Africa, DANCE is an expression of PRIDE.

In Africa, DANCE invigorates and sustains the SPIRIT and LIVELIHOOD of many cultures.

In Africa, DANCE unites people in SOLIDARITY and summons forth RESISTANCE.

In Africa, DANCE is used as a CALL TO BRETHREN, neighboring villages, ALLIES, spirits who have passed, ancestors, and gods... 

In Africa, DANCE EMPOWERS and UNITES ENTIRE COMMUNITIES in times of celebration...

... and of need.

THIS PRIDE SEASON, you are invited to: ROOTS: A PRIDE EVENT **WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST**

DANCE. LIVE. FREE. IN SOLIDARITY with the AFRICAN LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

 

THE DETAILS

Saturday June 11th
MANTRA (Main Floor) 
52 Temple Place
Boston MA 02116

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154107581320686
Official Ticketing: http://qwocpride2011.eventbrite.com/

9PM - 1AM DANCE DANCE DANCE w/ DJ Rizzla and DJ Bruno to International House Music, Afrobeat, Afroeuropean Hitz, Latin, and Hiphop.

 

*All proceeds will be used to put on QWOC Week (Jul 29th- Aug 8th, 2011)* *This event is Open to ALL.*  


**A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the "Queer African Youth Network" -- an organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of African LGBTQIA youth, who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.**

PRIDE IS A PRIVILEGE. Let's Use Ours to Support Global Equality.

 

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Market Lounge
130 Water Street
(Entrance at 120 Water Street)
Boston, MA 02109

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 1:00 AM (EDT)


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Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston)

QWOC+ Boston is a social networking organization dedicated to increasing diversity by creating and sustaining safe spaces for LGBTQ women of color and allies in the Greater Boston area.

We've hosted numerous facilitated discussions and workshops; planned seminars and coordinated weekend conferences; produced live performance shows and exhibitions; hosted film screenings and literary readings; we're the organizers of QWOC Week, a week-long festival featuring a variety of events intended to increase visibility for LGBTQI people of color and allies, and we throw one helluva party during Boston pride.

Join the movement. Visit http://www.qwocboston.org/ 

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  News and Updates
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:16 PM

NEW LOCATION!

Due to racist policy at previous venue we have secured a new (and more fun!) location for OPTIONZ. Please help us spread the word by sharing this message with your friends/networks.

130 Market Street
(Entrance at 120 Market Street)
Boston, MA 02109 

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