red+pink on black text reading "Trans* / Temporal / Resistances"

Trans Temporal Resistances: Emji Saint Spero, Leila Weefur & friends

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Event Time 07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m. PT
Cost Free and open to the public
Location Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street, San Francisco
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The Poetry Center co-presents, in conjunction with TurkxTaylor Initiative and with co-curation by Emji Saint Spero and Leila Weefur, Trans Temporal Resistances, in which writers and artists are invited to deconstruct trans archives and architectures through textual and movement-based approaches. Situated within a district in which desire has historically been boundaried and confined, these performances engage Queer Time as an embodied strategy of resistance. The performance series, mirroring an open assemblage model, invites three local writers, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Mason J., and Rowan Powell. Text-image by Leila Weefur. 

The Tenderloin Museum is located at street level on the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth in downtown San Francisco.

VIDEO for this program will be posted after editing at Poetry Center Digital Archive.

Trans Temporal Resistances is the closing public program for Transition Times: Re-Membering Anticarceral Resistance in the Tenderloin, an archival exhibit contextualizing the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot, a queer grassroots uprising against police brutality in August 1966, as recovered by historian Susan Stryker. Her decades of research and her documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria provided the evidence to write a new and urgent chapter in an emerging history. The exhibition shows selected material from the outstanding collection that Stryker has compiled since the 1990s, including when she was the executive director at the GLBT Historical Society. The exhibition examines the urban space around the riot’s site, a four-story building at the intersection of Turk and Taylor Streets in the Tenderloin. 

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