1. Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles film
Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of the Revolution (group) exhibition
(an NYC exhibition by Rush Arts and Corridor Gallery)
Opening Reception: Friday, September 25th, 2015 6-7pm
Fri, Sept 25th, 2015- Sun, Nov 8th, 2015
Location: Skylight Gallery
Restoration Plaza Corporation
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
2. Visiting Artist with The Laundromat Project Field Day 2015 Hunts Point
Bronx Brilliance: Art, Activism + Action (1-5pm)
2- 2:45pm this Saturday 9/26
Location: Serrano Galleries, 835 Dawson Street (off Longwood Avenue)
Field Day is an annual festival showcasing the rich spectrum of local arts and culture in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.
3. Photographic Exhibition
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance puts the ARTS part of BAAD!
into action by exhibiting the photos of Seyi Adebanjo
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles photographs
Closing September 30th, 2015
Location: 2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa! Official Selection
1. A Day of Activism & Inspiration with Reel Sisters of the
Diaspora Film Festival
Oct 3 Celebrating Spirit Section — 1:30 pm – 2:34 pm
Earth, Water, Woman – 22:26 min
Oya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa – 30:03 min.
Location : ImageNation's Raw Space in Harlem
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (bet. 121 & 122 Street).
2. Baltimore International Black Film Festival.
Oct 7-12, 2015
Location: Charles Theatre & the University of Baltimore Learning
3. “I Luv Africa” Film Festival in Ghana
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra Ghana
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Dates: Oct. 21-24, 2015
4. NewFest: The NYC LGBTQ Film Festival
Trans Shorts (10/22)
October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, 260 W23rd St
New York, 10011 United States
Trans Shorts (10/26)
October 26 @ 9:15 pm
The LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13 St
New York, 10011 United States
5. Gender Reel
Minneapolis, MN – October 6th, 8th, 15th and 22nd
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl & Trylon Microcinema.
Omaha, MN — October 18th
Location: the Joslyn Art Museum.
Boston, MA — September 30th & October 1st
Location: Fenway Community Health Center.
Durham, NC — October 10th & 11th
Location: LGBTQ Queer Center of Durham.
Houston, TX --- November 20th, 21st and 22nd.
November 20th — Location: Rice Media Center
November 21st — Location: Frenetic Theatre
November 22nd — Location: Montrose Center
Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!
Follow my journey as a Queer Gender Non Conforming Nigerian Seyi Adebanjo as I return home to speak directly with ancestors, connect with Òrìṣà (African God/dess) tradition, and follow a trail back to the powerful legacy of my great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. . This personal and political story vibrantly investigates the heritage of command, mythology, gender fluidity and womyn’s power in indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. As I encounter obstacles of a national strike and anti-gay marriage legislation to find the roots of the practice, will I be able to find affirmation for myself as a person between genders/ worlds and take on this inheritance?