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Love Liberates w/ #BlackSexMatters

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1932 S Halsted St.

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Join Black Sex Matters and #PrEP4Love at the Chicago Art Department for #LoveLiberates, an end of summer tribute to sensual joy and freedom! This pop-up edition of Black Sex Matters features a steamy multidisciplinary line-up that is guaranteed to #ContractHeat well into the cooler months. Kristiana Rae Colón, creator of Black Sex Matters, curates a special night of dynamic performers expressing a diversity of desires, genders and erotic spectrums. Hosted by powerhouse Nikki Patin, Young, Gifted & Black features burlesque artists, poets, storytellers, vocalists, body painting, cocktails, and sounds selected by DJ CQQCHIFRUIT. Mark your calendars because you definitely don’t want to miss this event. Young, Gifted & Black is $FREE.99 with RSVP here. Blackness, queerness, femininity, and nonconformity are centered in this space, and ALL are welcome! Watch this space. More information to be released.

7pm: Doors

8pm: Performances

About Black Sex Matters:

Black Sex Matters explores how pleasure shapes visions of liberation and how artists and activists navigate sensuality in social justice spaces. The Black Sex Matters event series is a multidisciplinary celebration of erotic joy through the arts, and fundraises for arts activism, with all tickets, bar sales, and merchandise benefiting Black, brown, queer, femme, and noncomforming creation, community work, and resistance.


Black Sex Matters is conceived by poet, playwright, and #LetUsBreathe co-founder Kristiana Rae Colón and designed by #LetUsBreathe co-founder Jennifer Pagán. The #LetUsBreathe Collective is an alliance of artists and activists imagining a world without prisons and police through a creative lens. #LetUsBreathe organizes in collaboration with BYP100, Black Lives Matter Chicago, the Black Trans & Gender Nonconforming Collective, Brave Space Alliance, FreeWrite Arts & Literacy, Chicago Community Bond Fund, and SURJ. Black Sex Matters benefits the rehab and programming of the #BreathingRoom space, an arts, healing, and organizing hub developed by #LetUsBreathe. Black Sex Matters continues the mission of #LetUsBreathe by sustaining activist art that disrupts normative narratives about sex and pleasure, amplifies marginalized voices, and serves reproductive justice and sexual wellness in communities most impacted by systemic oppression.

About #PrEP4Love

In early 2016, the Chicago PrEP Working Group launched PrEP4Love, a citywide social marketing and community mobilization campaign that features real models from the city of Chicago. Through honest and visceral photography by renowned photographer Sandro, PrEP4Love shows how Chicagoans can love, explore, and touch freely because of #PrEP. Look for the campaign on CTA train lines from September - November.

PrEP4Love.com | @PrEP4Love on IG | @ProjectRSP on FB



About #PrEP4Love presents: The September Kickback Series includes for chill programs to help us #TransmitLove and #SpreadTingle throughout the last days of summer. In collaboration with the CDC’s Start Talking. Stop HIV campaign we will be presenting the following free, sex-positive and joyous kickbacks through September with our friends over at Sex Kiki, Reunion Chicago, Party Noire and Black Sex Matters. Come out and help us end #summerseventeen on a high note!

9/8 - Cinematic Kickback w/ Sex KiKi

9/17 - Queer Care Day w/ Reunion

9/20 - Say it Loud! Pop-Up Game Night w/ Party Noire

9/26 - Young, Gifted & Black w/ Black Sex Matters

About Start Talking. Stop HIV.

Start Talking. Stop HIV. is a CDC campaign working in partnership with #PrEP4Love that seeks to reduce HIV infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men by encouraging open discussion between sex partners and friends about a range of HIV prevention strategies.

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