dapperQ Recommends: Boxers Off Butch Burlesque + Women’s Health and Activism Summit

dapperQ’s weekend picks have something for folx on both sides of the coast.



Boxers Off! An Evening of Butch Burlesque
Fri, March 17, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Qulture Collective
1714 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Cost: $15-$30
Tickets here

Boxers Off! An Evening of Butch Burlesque is a monthly variety show exploring sexuality, community, and gender expression through the art of burlesque. This popular show, hosted by MC and event creator L Boogie, began in New York City to empower masculine of center bodies and expressions through dance. L Boogie is excited to bring these events to Oakland! A part of the proceeds from Boxer’s Off! will be donated to organizations that support Bay Area queer youth.

Women’s Health and Activism Summit
Sat, March 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026
Cost: Free
Tickets here

In honor of Women’s History Month and recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Women’s Advisory Board is hosting a summit with the theme of strength and beauty and a focus on wellness and community. This event will provide emotional and professional support to women in HIV/AIDS organizations and people of color justice organizations as well as best practices in reaching women through activism and health, while fostering new relationships across sectors to bring awareness to HIV testing and linkage to care, education, and PrEP for women.

*Breakfast and lunch provided.

Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH, NYC Health Commissioner

The Personal is Political: Exploring Activism and Intersectionality
A conversation on women’s activism, body/gender politics, and social justice. This panel will be an open dialogue for strong, inspiring, women activists in the field to share their personal and professional experiences (including successes and challenges) and provide next steps on how to impact women and advocate for our rights, while thinking globally and acting locally.

Danielle Moss-Lee, YWCA
Kelly Davis, MPA, NYC DOHMH
LaLa Zanell, TransWomen of Color Collective
S. Nadia Hussain, MomsRising

Karen Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Self-Love, Empowerment, and Sexual Health: Exploring the HIV Prevention Toolkit
A conversation on women’s sexual empowerment with a focus on PrEP and effective HIV treatment. This panel will discuss challenges of staying healthy while having meaningful intimacy in relationships and the role that various prevention options can play. Panelists will also discuss prevention options among women, next steps in increasing awareness of and access to these prevention options among women, and women’s personal experiences on PrEP or effective HIV treatment.

Kimberleigh Joy Smith, MPA, Callen Lorde
Maria Davis, HIV Activist
Oni Blackstock, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sarit A. Golub, PhD, Hunter College

Julie Myers, MD, MPH, Director of HIV Prevention, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

All women who are committed to racial, gender, and social justice
*Women of color, transgender women, LGB women, and women of all faiths are encouraged to attend.

– Meditation
– Yoga
– Interactive discussion with dapperQ:
(Anita Dolce Vita, Owner, dapperQ; Charlotte Glasser, Partner, Hot Rabbit; Danielle Cooper, She’s a Gent; Peche Di, Founder, Trans Models)
– Art Therapy
– Community Organizing
– HIV Testing
– Community Resources

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