Performing Justice: A Fundraiser for the Homonationalism & Pinkwashing Conference


A Wednesday night celebration with music, spoken word, comedy, burlesque, sea shanties, demonstration music and a few things we really don't know how to describe.

With: (partial list, names being added every moment)
Ariel Speedwagon
Elizabeth Whitney
Lea Robinson
Jessica Halem
Morgan Goode
Ashley Young
Sweet Lorraine
Mercedes Matilda
daniel rosza lang/levitsky
Tom Cruiser
The Luvely Rae

Hosted by: JZ Bich and Kelli Dunham


Tickets are 10-15 bucks sliding scale.

Advanced tickets:

Q. Hey, why does an academic conference need a fundraiser?

A. So glad you asked. The Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference, a project of CLAGS chaired by Sarah Schulman is not a funded conference. Meaning, there's no deep pocketed academic or (ha!) corporate entity making it happen. All the money to run the conference is coming from registration fees (which were very much super-sliding scale) and this fundraiser. Which is why you should come out and support.

And also because it's going to kick ass.

More about the conference:

Ariel "Speedwagon" Federow is a performing artist, amateur weatherman, Jew for racial and economic justice, itinerant professor, and former Miss Jew-S-A. Her work has been seen at Dixon Place, WoW Cafe Theater, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics @ NYU, Homo-a-Gogo, as a part of the Holey Army, and all around the glittery corners of queer nightlife. Website:

Ashley Young is a black feminist queer dyke; poet, non-fiction writer and teaching artist. She is a non-fiction 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and a 2010 Poetry Fellow for Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Retreat for Writers of Color. She is the author of a chapter in Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion edited by Virgie Tovar (Seal Press 2012) and is currently working on her first novel "Girl With The Unicorn Earrings". Ashley is a freelance writer and editorial assistant. She also runs a sex-positive blog on womanhood and sexuality called Indigo's Theory. She lives in New York City with her partner and family, including a pride of four cats.

daniel rosza lang/levitsky is a cultural worker and agitator; just another oysterlish gendertreyf apikoyrus mischling diasporist fem who identifies with, not as. daniel rosza is a co-founder of Jews Against the Occupation/NYC, a supporter of Adalah-NY: the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, the author of "No State Solution", and a board member of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice. Recent projects have included an evening-length toy theater production, “do not spare”; and co-editing the anthology “Dreaming In Public: Building the Occupy Movement”, with Amy Schrager Lang. Ongoing work includes Just Like That - a Culture Push Practical Utopian Fellowship project. Coming soon:

Elizabeth Whitney performs regularly as her southern alter ego, "Tricia," the lesbian community's greatest ally, and the woman Elizabeth might have been if she had never left Tallahassee. NYC solo work includes Dixon Place, Ars Nova, HERE, Galapagos, Emerging Artists Theatre, and TOSOS. Awards include GO Magazine’s “Dyke Drama” and “100 Women We Love,” Featured Artist in Bitch Magazine, Lesbian Theatre Awards from Curve Magazine, and “Best Performance” at the Fresh Fruit Festival. She teaches in the Dept. of Speech, Communications, & Theatre Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Kelli Dunham ( is everyone's favorite ex-nun genderqueer nerd comic. Kelli was one of Velvet Park Magazine’s 25 Significant Queer Women of 2011 and was named to the 2012 Campus Pride Hotlist. Kelli was also given the The Fresh Fruit Festival Award for Distinction in stand-up comedy, although Kelli has never before or since been called distinguished. Kelli is the author of four books of humorous non-fiction, including two children’s books being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum. Her fifth book, Freak of Nurture, a collection is humorous essays is being released by Topside Press in Spring 2013.

Kelli was recently the expert on “What Is Normal” in the teenybopper periodical Twist, on a page facing a full color poster of Justin Beiber. There isn't even a ironic statement to match that, it's just strangely true.


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