7th Annual “Small Works for Big Change” Benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Includes Works by Artists Patty Chang, Yve Laris Cohen, Ulrike Mueller, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, R.H. Quaytman, Emily Roysdon, Amy Sillman and many others
Also Featuring Live Performances by Alicia Ohs as Madame Wantan, Lana Carroll of the Low and the Lonesome, and Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
NEW YORK - Small Works for Big Change, the annual benefit event supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), will be held at 6pm Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Jack Studios in New York. Now in its seventh year, this vibrant annual celebration reflects the radical spirit of SRLP and the experimental energy of some of New York’s most innovative contemporary artists, both established and emerging. 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit SRLP’s advocacy work for transgender communities. The event is free and open to the public. A silent auction with bidding starting as low as $10 will feature works by over sixty-five artists, including:
- Patty Chang’s Lying 4 (2011)
- Ulrike Mueller’s Blau (with a photograph by Sherif Sonbol) (2011)
- Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Pandrogyne Cube (2010)
- R.H. Quaytman’s Point de Gaze, Chapter 23 (2011)
- Emily Roysdon’s “Surprise…you’re pregnant!” (2007-2009)
- Amy Sillman's "Bearded Lady" (1997)
Hosted by performance and spoken-word artists Glenn Marla and Kit Yan, the event will also include performances by Alicia Ohs as Madame Wantan, Lana Carroll of The Low and the Lonesome, Rude Mechanical Orchestra and music from DJ Shomi Noise.
Small Works for Big Change Art Benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6-9PM
601 W 26th St, 12th Floor, NYC
“Vital, gorgeous and justice-driven, Small Works for Big Change connects two components: social change and cultural work. Time and again, this benefit re-invigorates and rejoices a comprehensive vision of a bountiful Queer and Trans community," said Kay Ulanday Barrett nationally recognized poet, educator and cultural worker. "SRLP's dedication to community organizing with Trans experiences as center is not only needed, but offers us loving fiery breaths in a society that demands harsh invisibility of Trans, Lesbian, Bi, Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming people"
SRLP is a leading national innovator for legal advocacy and movement building on behalf of transgender communities. SRLP’s work addresses both the root causes and effects of discrimination and violence on the basis of gender identity and expression. Since its inception in 2002, SRLP has won precedent-setting lawsuits and policy victories for transgender communities and has provided free legal services to over 1,500 low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.
About Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people, regardless of income or race, are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming health care and social and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
About Jack Studios
Jack Studios is a full service rental photography studio located in the heart of the Chelsea Gallery District. 7 daylight studios provide full blackout capabilities and feature ten private bathrooms, showers, and kitchens. http://jackstudios.com/