System-wide Project

Loud 'n Unchained Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop Led by T. S. Banks

 

QTDisabled Poets and Poetry

 

T.S.Banks will lead a writing workshop featuring poems from Black Queer, Trans and Disabled Poets. As well as writing prompts on the intersections on LGBTQ+ Krip identities.

 

This event is part of the Ripple Project, a year-long series of free public humanities programs focused on equity in the Dane County public libraries. Learn more at www.beyondthepage.info/ripple-project

Loud 'n Unchained Black QTDisabled Showcase + Mini Artists Market

Loud 'N Unchained Celebrates Black History Month with and all Black QTDisabled Showcase + Mini Black Artists Market

Featuring LGBTQ and /or Disabled Artists. The stage will also feature DJ Femme Noir and performers: Shasparay Irvin, Basal Jones, Sunshine Raynebow, Warrior Priestess Alikz, MiMi Sanchez, Amethyst Von Trolleberg, R. B. Simon, Lexy Linez, Rain Cooper, Sarah B., and T. S. Banks

Artists represent a wide range of genres and artistic mediums including Poets, Drag, Lyricists, and Musicians!!

Race: The Power of an Illusion (Film Screening)

Program Description:

Join us for a viewing and facilitated discussion of the award-winning documentary series by California Newsreel. RACE—The Power of an Illusion is a provocative three-hour series that questions the very idea of race as biology. Scientists tell us that believing in biological races is no more sound than believing the sun revolves around the earth. So if race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from?

Black Girls Don't

In this presentation Prenicia tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. Prenicia to this day constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.

Black Girls Don't Sing Opera!

What does it mean to be a Black girl performing in a predominantly white field?

Black Girls Don't Lead!

What does it mean to be a Black girl breaking barriers and leading a community?

Black Girls Don't Read!

Creating a Sense of Belonging Through Slam

Please join us for an evening of slam poetry brought to us by Charles Payne. Charles's workshop will help participants delve into crucial conversations across differences. And by doing so, participants will foster a deeper understanding of themselves. The learning objectives were designed to challenge participants to think, write, and share experiences they've had that contributed to their sense of belonging by giving participants a brave space to share their personal stories and challenging them to listen critically. 

Paul Robeson: Ballad of an American

Paul Robeson -- Ballad of an American is an excerpted reading in performance of Sharon Rudahl's beautiful work Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson (2020), edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware. Interspersed with Robeson's own music and words, beginning with an eleven-minute excerpt of his compelling interview before HUAC (House Un-American Activities Commitee), it uses the frank, direct writing, and imagery of Rudahl.

Black Girls Don't

In this presentation Prenicia tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. Prenicia to this day constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.

Black Girls Don't Sing Opera!

What does it mean to be a Black girl performing in a predominantly white field?

Black Girls Don't Lead!

What does it mean to be a Black girl breaking barriers and leading a community?

Black Girls Don't Read!

Indigenous Feminism: Stories of Identity and Stereotypes

A panel of Indigenous women and femmes from throughout the Midwest will talk about their leadership roles and work in the community as well as the challenges of Indigeneity in colonized society. The goal of this program is to address stereotypes of Native femininity and these connections to the international epidemic of MMIW (missing and murdered Indigenous women). Registration is not required, but sign up here for an email reminder if you like.

Writing Workshop: Loud 'n Unchained Theater Company

We All Queer
a writing workshop and community conversation on why we all queer and how queerness saves the world!

Loud ‘n’ Unchained Theater company presents a series of writing workshops and open mic events centering Black, Indigenous and POC, Queer, Trans and Disabled writers and authors.

Presenters request that all participants wear masks while in the space.

November 11 6-8pm Open Mic Night (feat. chalchiuhkoatl with Natalia and music by DJ Pearl Marshall)

November 12 12-1:30pm Writing Workshop (feat. chalchiuhkoatl)

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