A digital Zoom fundraiser
For this fundraiser, we paired with Puerto Rican LGBTQIA+, trans, non-binary and anti-racist art collective, House of Grace, for Casa Abierta: A Digital Zoom Fundraiser. The event helped raise crucial funds for housing and essential services for trans/non-binary folx on the island, especially pressing in the face of COVID-19. The event was held over Zoom from 4pm-7.30pm EST on July 11th, 2020, and was free, with donations encouraged.
Acts included a stand-up comedy set by Suni Reyes, poetry from Pedro De León and Karl Michael Iglesias, gender-bending performance art from Ashton Muniz, music from Kathryn Allison, LuisGa Nuñez, Eduardo María, Zulienette Ralat, Jennyvette Vega, and Xavier Reyes. Interactive workshops included a cocktail masterclass with María Victoria Martinez, a cooking class with Natalie Sosa Vázquez, a salsa class led by Bianca Medina and live painting by Beatriz Miranda.
Latinx costume designer and artist Carla Posada was commissioned to create original artwork for the event.
FUNDS DONATED TO
Funds raised were donated to“Bakeo pa’ sobrevivir: Alcancía Brigada Cuir,” an Emergency fund ran by Espicy Nipples, La Sombrilla Cuir, and House of Grace, all transfeminist-led social justice groups working towards black, trans and queer liberation on the island.