Kit Yan: Queer Heartache
Friday, November 17, 2017Time
Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium
This event will be transformative by sharing the critically acclaimed spoken word art of an anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender inclusive poet. Because of its inherent political nature, "Queer Heartache" will inevitably inspire productive dialogue between students that attend because Kit will be speaking about identities that are marginalized and oppressed in this country and at Vassar's ( a primarily white institution) campus. Kit's show will stimulate inclusivity on campus, as well as provide a welcoming space for all identities to reflect on our differences, learn about the experience of marginalized folk, as well as realize the power and beauty of art created by queer trans people of color.
In terms of benefits to the Asian Students' Alliance it will be an event that allows us to be as inclusive as possible. We want to show the vibrant asian community here at Vassar that nothing degrades their 'asianness,' and that one of their identities does not compromise the other. Homophobia and gender exclusivity is well and alive in the Asian community, especially by older generations. Showcasing the work of a successful QTPOC artist will help us show the queer and trans members of our community as well as the entire Vassar Community that they are welcome here, they belong here, they have claims to space here, and they above all are respected and loved here.
Asian Students' Alliance