KING RA SUMA BA IFAGBEMI

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 | 7PM

​FREE

LEON CURRY & VANESSA GERMAN

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 7PM

​FREE

​**PLEASE NOTE THAT DARNELL MOORE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THIS CONVERSATION**
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Award-winning Pittsburgh-based poet, performer, photographer, and sculptor Vanessa German creates works that explore the power of transformation & healing.


Entrepreneur/AFROPUNK contributor, Leon Curry is the person behind the famed Trappy Hour that holds a Black, Queer space at Harlem Nights that keeps community groovin' & connected.


JES TOM & DEVI PEACOCK

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 7PM

​FREE

Jes Tom is a New York-based actor, writer, and weird queer stand-up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted.  They've shared the stage with Kate Bornstein and Rosie O'Donnell.  Devi Peacock is the founding Artistic/Executive Director of Peacock Rebellion, a SF/Bay Area-based queer + trans people of color crew of artist-activist-healers.  Devi is a sixteenth-generation storyteller and comedy writer. 



COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS 2019

DAVID ANTONIO CRUZ & ROSE TROCHE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 6PM

​FREE



LOLA FLASH & GONZALO CASALS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 7PM

​FREE



MARIA BAUMAN & EVA YAA ASANTEWAA 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 6PM

​FREE

Maria Bauman is the artistic director of MBDance whose work is based on physical and emotional power, desire for equity, and fascination with intimacy. Eva Yaa Asantewaa is Senior Curatorial Director of Gibney and a 2017 Bessie Award-winner for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance as a veteran writer, curator and community educator.

JACK WATERS & PETER CRAMER

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 7PM

FREE

Peter Cramer and Jack Waters are artists known for their cross disciplinary multimedia works that encompass experimental film, documentary, and diaristic approach.  After the loss of friends and their own HIV seroconversion diagnosis, they reinvigorated investigation of AIDS, LGBTQ political struggles, sexual/radical identity and erotic subject in films, videos, performances, and installations.



IVAN VELEZ JR. & JENNIFER CAMPER 

TUESDAY, JULY 23 | 7PM

FREE

The first event of our 2019 revamp of our Courageous Conversations Series features both Ivan Velez Jr. and Jennifer Camper. Both barrier-breaking and award-winning cartoonists, these two artists have fostered change through their art, activism and professional practice.

​ 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461  718-918-2110

​ Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition

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. The series receives generous support from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Gerard Minaya (he/they/them)

Programming Associate

gerard@baadbronx.org