Recap: Jan 31st LGBTQ Immigration Event

Hello friends, Did you make it to our 3rd LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Community Forum on January 31st? We held it at the William Way Center and over 80+ attended. We were moved by narrative stories of LGBTQ newcomers to Philadelphia. Conversations were layered and we debated things like how we might want something now, butContinue reading “Recap: Jan 31st LGBTQ Immigration Event”

Leveraging Power and Building Community for LGBTQ Immigration

Join us in ten days for Leveraging Power and Building Community around LGBTQ Immigration Event on January 31st at 6:30pm at William Way LGBT Community Center.  We have confirmed our wonderful speakers and here they are: -Ben de Guzman from the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) -Elizabeth Yaeger from HIAS -Fernanda Marroquin from Dream ActivistsContinue reading “Leveraging Power and Building Community for LGBTQ Immigration”

Reflections of Deen’s “Draw the Circle”

I experienced Deen’s “Draw the Circle” on April 5th, and thought it was so electrifying that I had to experience it on April 8th also. I come away with many thoughts, three of them follow: 1. I think that art is not merely the show on the stage. After seeing the same theatrical piece onContinue reading “Reflections of Deen’s “Draw the Circle””

LGBTQ Immigration Listening Forum May 2012

Click here to see more photos! This year, with the support of the Asian Mosaic Fund, hotpot! is hosting two LGBTQ Immigration Listening Forums. One of which has already happened last week and another in the fall. The work to organize our May forum was hard but rewarding. We had been working on it forContinue reading “LGBTQ Immigration Listening Forum May 2012”

Mia Mingus talk at UPenn

On March 27th, 2012 at U Penn, Mia Mingus spoke on her intersecting identities and work in social justice. After Mia spoke, hotpot! was invited by the United Minorities Council to have dinner with Mia. There are two ideas/themes that I took away from the event. “social equity VS social justice” For years I hadContinue reading “Mia Mingus talk at UPenn”

Queer Shame: A conversation about identity with Deen, the playwright/performer of Draw the Circle

When: Monday, April 2, 7pm Where: William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Phila, PA Price: Free and Open to the Public RSVP: William Way Community Center, 215-732-2220, Bring your open heart and a willingness to participate in this unique conversation about the liminal spaces we live in, and live from. The evening will begin withContinue reading “Queer Shame: A conversation about identity with Deen, the playwright/performer of Draw the Circle”