Identity: An evening of art, education, and multicultural community.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15th | 6 - 9 PM
WHERE: Google Fiber | 201 Colorado Street Austin, TX 78701
We're extremely grateful to Google Fiber for being our hosting sponsor for this event!
- Program -
A Photography Exhibit
This exhibit features photography and stories of young female immigrants, all GirlForward participants, and explores different aspects of their identities such as cultures, communities, perspectives and dreams. Photography by women within the GirlForward community.
A Documentary Short Screening
This documentary short by Mexican-American filmmaker Gemma Garcia seeks to explore GirlForward participants cultures, identities, strengths and dreams through interviews and conversations.
Chulita Vinyl Club is an all-girl all-vinyl club for self-identifying women of color, which launched in 2014, with the context of providing a space for empowerment and togetherness. In the Austin chapter they believe identity markers can sometimes be limiting, and while their priority is maintaining the mission of fostering a safe space for self-identifying women of color, they also aim their focus on highlighting those of mixed-heritage and those that identify as part of a marginalized community. Together our combined narratives speak crucially about intersectional identities. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture; they can present as brown, black or white and all shades in between, and come in a wonderful variety of shapes and sizes. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinas, Tejanas, Chicanas, Xicana, Afro-Latina and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating. Through their performances nationwide, they have established a movement deliberately choosing to only play vinyl with the goal of activating a musical archive that might not otherwise be shared in the age of digital DJs.
Indimaj is an international Arab music, jazz fusion ensemble based in Austin, Texas. The band has decades of music experience and consistently splits time between Austin, TX, Europe, and The Middle East. Indimaj's process of musical exploration through composition and improvisation, coupled with their thirst and passion for overseas collaborative projects, continue to inform their group sound.
Abo Youssef - Local, immigrant-owned Mediterranean cuisine.
NadaMoo - Local, family-owned vegan ice cream.
Nine Banded Whiskey - Local whiskey company serving up cocktails.
Austin Eastciders - Locally produced cider.
Topo Chico - An Austin favorite.
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company - Austin brewed.
Vendors + Folk:
*Bring a credit / debit card or Venmo, no cash will be accepted!*
MonkeyWrench Books is an all-volunteer, collectively run bookstore and social space in Austin, TX that's pushing toward something radically different.
BookWoman is Austin's premiere feminist bookstore. Soon to be celebrating 40 years of serving the Austin feminist and queer communities. BookWoman is proud to provide books that will change your life and the world.
Indivisible Austin supports citizen activists in Central Texas by providing leadership, resources, tools, and training to oppose authoritarianism and defend democracy.
Crafters Paradise - Craft your thoughts with us using different mediums and techniques!
The Audacity is a zine publication composed of artists, activists, and storytellers located in Austin, Texas.
Frida Friday ATX is Austin’s first and only monthly WOC centered mercado y más. Supporting and amplifying WOC in Tejaslandia! More than a market, it’s a movement!
Tickets are $25 with option for an additional donation to help us cover event costs, bolster our three programs (Mentoring, Camp GirlForward and Safe Spaces) and assist us as we develop our new programming center opening at the end of August! All proceeds benefit GirlForward.
Tickets will be sold online via Eventbrite until 7 pm night of - NO CASH ENTRY AT THE DOOR.
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. We are cultivating powerful community through three main programs: Mentoring, Safe Spaces, and Camp GirlForward. To learn more, visit our website www.girlforward.org