ART AFTER TRUMP: A RESPONSE AND A GATHERING is a marathon-style (no introductions, no hosts) reading hosted by and featuring artists and arts administrators. The results of the 2016 election were a shocking education for many on the realities of our fellow citizens. We asked our 150 performers: as an artist, how are you reacting to this uncertain future? What do you want to say or do? Each performer was invited to prepare a 2-minute performance of any form and any content.
Housing Works was started out of ACT UP, and we knew then that raising our own money would be essential to our survival and the survival of the communities we served, because the state and federal government was refusing to help. That’s why the bookstore exists, why it is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and why we rely on the sales of beers, of our donated books, of goods in our Thrift stores, and of event revenue to support programs that have at many, many turns been defunded and denied by the government.
On December 15, we will gather members of the creative and artistic communities to speak for human rights, just as the founders of the AIDS movement did thirty years ago. We hope you will join us.
This event will directly benefit Housing Works. RSVP on Facebook >>