PubliCalendar: An Evening with Laverne Cox

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 5, 2015

For Today

An Evening with Laverne Cox
The Orange Is the New Black star is headed to Seattle this spring: Activist Laverne Cox will talk identity, her rise to fame, and empowerment. Known for her breakthrough role as Sophia Burset, an incarcerated black trans woman, she's making waves in mainstream media and has rounded up an Emmy nomination and a Time magazine cover in the last year.

Along with being the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, she's an inspirational public speaker—don't miss this exclusive chance to hear her story. 

An Evening with Laverne Cox, Tue, May 5, 7pm, UW Husky Union Building Ballroom, 4001 Stevens Way NE, $25

For Wednesday

Process, Principles, and Practice
Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements hosts Wednesday's panel. It's titled "Process, Principles, and Practice," and features Seattle artists Christina Orbe, Davida Ingram, Inye Wokoma, and Ijeoma Oluo talking about the relationship between interdisciplinary art and social justice.

"They're utilizing this space to highlight their local work, discuss their art form, and articulate how it connects to social justice—not just in subject matter, but in the process, principles, and practice of developing their art," Complex Movements cohort coordinator Luzviminda "Lulu" Uzuri Carpenter told PubliCola.

Carpenter is the Founder of and Dream Member at WonderLab Culture Collective and the owner of Uzuri Consulting and Productions. And, she cleverly merges creativity and activism on the airwaves with her QTPOC Hollow Earth Radio talk show, #LuluNation + #SadBoisHypeClub

With community-based galleries like the successful Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable installment wrapping up in a couple of weeks, it'll be a great chance to get in the loop on what's next in local arts activism. 

"I am excited for this dialogue between the panelists and the audience members to open up more questions within art institutions, and on how art and social justice can be more deeply intertwined in each step of development," Carpenter said. 

Along with the "Process, Principles, and Practice" panel this week, you may want to see what else Complex Movements is bringing to On the Boards by checking out the Beware of the Dandelions installation before it wraps up this weekend. 

Process, Principles, and Practice, Wed, May 6, 6pm, On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, Free

Advance Notice for May 18

'Having It All' Premiere Documentary Screening
Seattle filmmaker Vlada Knowlton's latest documentary talks about the obstacles of parenthood. Having It All examines the lives of three women as they struggle to balance their families, marriages, and careers. 

The premiere screening will be followed by a lecture at 7:30pm called Making Love Last and Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman, who's been studying marriage, parenting, and human sexuality for over three decades. You'll have the choice to attend one or both segments when you purchase your ticket

"Having It All" Premiere Documentary Screening, Mon, May 18, 5:45pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $15–$40

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