A talk and banner making session to remind us that beyond the glitz, glamour and celebration - Pride is a Protest.
Protesting has been fundamental in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights for decades. Rico and Bex have been photographing protests and the people who attend them for many years, representing queer communities and sharing their voices. In this workshop, we will hear from both trans activists about their experiences, as well as creating our own Protest.
Bex Wade (They/Them)
Bex is a trans non binary photographer based in London. For several years their work has focused on protests and Pride, expressions of otherness and outrage. Bex documented nightclubs and parties throughout the LGBTQI+ scenes in the UK and New York for over a decade, and sought to archive the culture and community of these much needed spaces. As these environments have faced an increasing demise forms of expression and gathering have shifted back to the streets. Bex and their camera have followed.
Rico Jacob Chace (He/Him)
Rico is a vocal activist, fighting avidly for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people and Black people alike. He started his career as a Diversity Consultant following on from launching his radio show ‘Against Racism’ in the aftermath of the BLM movement. As a Director at TransActual UK he continues to strive to change UK legislation for trans and non-binary equality, tackling hate crime and raises the Black Queer intersectionality question in all forums. His recent appointment as the Trustee and Treasurer at LGBT+ Consortium has given him the opportunity to continue to help the community with their grant funding and to advocate for them through chairing panels at the London Assembly and submitting evidence at the Healthcare Committee. Banner to take out and stand up for our rights.
When? Wednesday 28th June, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where? Locke at Broken Wharf
How much? Free, suggested donation of £10