The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. We strive to create an accessible and respectful environment that is inclusive of diverse gender-identities and expressions as well as inclusive of diverse opinions and ideas.
Come meet these wonderful writers from QDA: A QUEER DISABILITY ANTHOLOGY and hear them read from their work!
- Brenna Cyr
- Cyree Jarelle Johnson
- Donna Minkowitz
The editor Raymond Luczak will be there as well! The event will be ASL-interpreted, and the bookstore (and the building) is wheelchair-accessible.
Doors open at 5:30pm
Starts at 6:30 sharp
Broadcast Live: Comcast 66/966 & Verizon 29/30- A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast live at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a discussion/presentation on the life and work of the month’s featured (LOVED) poet followed by audience members reading their favorite poem by the featured poet, and one of their own poems
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues".[note 1] His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.
Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here. A memoir he had been working on for years up to the time of his death, The Last Holiday, was published posthumously in January 2012.
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
A panel discussion with 4 Hampshire alums returning to campus to speak about their career trajectories and how they found their way into the world of libraries.
Peter Cohn, 82F, M.I.T. Libraries
Cyree Jarelle Johnson, 07F, Philadelphia FIGHT
Sara Smith, 90F, Amherst College
Jessamyn West, 86F, Open Library