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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: HON. RITCHIE TORRES + HARI ZIYAD
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 | 7PM

Courageous Conversations is a free monthly community/education forum that is a mix of topical talks and resilience workshops led by leading thinkers from the arts, media and politics, followed by a facilitated/open community forum for queer people on how to navigate and thrive as the President and his administration position the chess pieces to dismantle and reverse many hard-fought protections.




BAAD! RECHARGE IMMERSIVE WELLNESS DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 | 12PM-6PM


Healing and nourishing the mind and body to fortify our souls to fight the good fight. Expect massage, meditation, acupuncture, reiki, writing workshops, storytelling, movement workshops, fresh fruit, and more LGBTQ community and allies.




COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: JULIO SALGADO + ANDRÉS SALGADO

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 | 7PM-9PM


Courageous Conversations is a free forum that brings together leading thinkers and doers from the arts, media, and politics to offer strategies to queer people on how to navigate and thrive in the current political climate. This talk features L.A.-based Julio Salgado, co-founder of Dreamers Adriftand project manager for CultureStrike who as a queer activist has ruled the contents of the Undocuqueer project, and Andrés Duque, Colombian American gay rights activist, journalist, and award-winning blogger of 
Blabbeando.


Courageous Conversations is supported by The Liberty Fund of The New York Community Trust.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: PAMELA SNEED & KELLY MCGOWAN
FRIDAY, MARCH 24 | 8PM 


The prolific poet, actress, writer Pamela Sneed and the LGBTQ/Community Activist Kelly McGowan kick off BAAD!’s new series Courageous Conversations: Strategies for Living and Loving in America.  Courageous Conversations is a free monthly community/education forum that is a mix of topical talks and resilience workshops led by leading thinkers from the arts, media and politics, followed by a facilitated/open community forum for queer people on how to navigate and thrive as the President and his administration position the chess pieces to dismantle and reverse many hard-fought protections. Sneed has deftly interwoven art and a social stance on the power of women and queer people into her works while McGowan has partnered with individuals and leaders who are working for social transformation  in the world as well as in their projects, groups and organizations. These two powerhouses have fostered changed through their art, activism and professional/personal practice.

BAAD! RECHARGE IMMERSIVE WELLNESS DAY
SATURDAY, JULY 29 | 12PM-6PM


Healing and nourishing the mind and body to fortify our souls to fight the good fight. Expect massage, meditation, acupuncture, reiki, writing workshops, storytelling, movement workshops, fresh fruit, and more LGBTQ community and allies.






BAAD! SANCTUARY SERIES 2017

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: JAMAL T. LEWIS & KIARA ST. JAMES  
MONDAY JUNE 19th, 6:30pm

Kiara St. James, the dynamic director of New York Trans Advocacy Group, and Jamal T. Lewis, the fearless cultural worker, artist and director of the upcoming doc, No Fats, No Fems, lead this next installment of Courageous Conversations.



COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: SARA SCHULMAN & STEVEN THRASHER 
TUESDAY, MAY 9 | 8PM


Courageous Conversations is a free monthly community/education forum that is a mix of topical talks and resilience workshops led by leading thinkers from the arts, media and politics, followed by a facilitated/open community forum for queer people on how to navigate and thrive as the President and his administration position the chess pieces to dismantle and reverse many hard-fought protections.