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October 29, 2014 | U of Washington

October 29, 2014 | U of Washington

To Love & Ruckus: A night of sick & disabled performance by acclaimed activist & poet, Kay Ulanday Barrett

6:30pm – 8:30pm in PDT
Alder Hall Auditorium
Hosted by the D Center, the Student Disability Commission, and the Queer Student Commission

The event will take place at the UW’s Alder Hall Auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the event start at 7:00 pm.

A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. K. has featured on colleges & stages globally including; Princeton University, UC Berkeley, NYU, Musee Pour Rire in Montreal, Brooklyn Museum, and The Chicago Historical Society. K’s bold work continues to excite and challenge audiences. K. has facilitated workshops, presented keynotes, and contributed to panels with various social justice communities. Honors include: Finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award and contributions in Poor Magazine, Kicked Out Anthology, Windy City Queer: Dispatches from the Third Coast, Make/Shift, Filipino American Psychology, Asian Americans For Progress, Dapper Q, and Bitch Magazine. K. turns art into action and is dedicated to remixing recipes. See K. online on twitter @kulandaybarrett or kaybarrett.net10708749_10153332748513782_7905715142635579264_o (2)

**Accessibility Information**

ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided. The building and ballroom are wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are on the same floor as the performance, and they will be made all-gender for the evening.

We ask that you please be fragrance free. For the health and well being of community members with chemical sensitivity, please abstain from using scented cosmetics, clothing, etc. Baking soda will be provided. For more info:

To request another disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at

To kick off my tour this month…

To kick off my tour this month…

[Description: three various bois/transmasculine/gender queer people with an array of brownness and blackness stand together. They have various dapper & styled aesthetics. They reach have cute smily faces.]

To kick off my tour this month, I was hosted by Jourdan (left) & Maya (right) yesterday at Columbia University’s Queer Awareness Month’s Opening Reception! Not in the photo is Jess, an awesome undergrad who also organized the event!!! I had such a wonderful time talking on whiteness, anti-black racism, #disabilityjustice, diasporic longing, & more! After my keynote, people were incredibly welcoming with thoughtful questions and even more conversation, we were kicked out the venue!
— with Jourdan Sayers and @Maya Nikki Glover

— with Kay Ulanday Barrett and 2 others.

October 2, 2014 | Columbia University

October 2, 2014 | Columbia University

QuAM Opening Reception

Location: Party Space, Lerner Hall
Time: 7pm

Join the 2014 QuAM committee, Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs,
Barnard Office of Student Life, and General Studies Student Life for our annual Opening Reception!

Featuring keynote speaker, dynamic poet, and social justice activist Kay Ulanday Barrett!

Dinner from Floridita will be served.

***Queer Awareness Month (QuAM) is a collaboration between Columbia University and Barnard College. QuAM strives to celebrate queer identities, as well as, to increase awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and history.