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Edxie Betts: “Reclaiming Our Consent: Confronting Harm: Gender, Race, and Class Borders”

Tue, March 12th, 2019
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm

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Edxie Betts is a Black Filipinx Siksika Indigenous/Trans/Queer multi media liberation artist/poet and autonomous organizer based in Los Angeles. Their art, work and imagery has been seen everywhere from the MOMA in New York, to pieces featured in the national Trans Day of Resilience Campaign, to the Highways Performance Space & Gallery in LA, to speaking/performing/keynoting at institutions such as UC Santa Cruz, Dartmouth College, University of Michigan Kansas City(UMKC), Occidental College, Art Center College of Design, in addition to the INCA gallery by way of University of Washington, group homes, radio stations, documentaries, panels, K-12 schools and other venues/media outlets.

Much of their work is centered around getting resources to queer and trans communities, bringing support and attention to political prisoners, restorative-mediation work, and emphasizing art as cultural production for the sake of inspiring healing, political education, counter narrative, oppositional alternatives, collective liberation through self-organizing and direct action.

Their lecture/workshop, titled, “Reclaiming Our Consent: Confronting Harm: Race, Gender, & Class Borders,” contextualizes consent within larger structures and systems, discusses how consent extends beyond the sexual and romantic, and how colonized peoples are often denied self-determination (and thus the ability to consent) under settler colonialism.

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