To our respected community, we humbly present to you, the collective efforts of a force of BI/POC Femmes/Women/GNC folk/community members. We have come together to curate for you, on the one year anniversary of the Women’s March, an event to highlight and uplift our spirits, community, and continued solidarity.

RALLY: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – ALL AGES
Featuring: Speakers, Workshops, Raffle, Performances, Music, Photo Booth, Kid Zone, Food + Drink

$5-$40 tiered ticketing with raffle incentives and option for added donation, advance tickets available 1/1/18 at nxtlvlpdx.com. Tickets available at the door.

All proceeds to benefit Queer Rock Camp & Brown Girl Rise.

PARTY: 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM – 21+
Featuring: FUPU (Fuck U Pay Us), Guayaba, SassyBlack, Blossom, Sávila and Noche Libre DJs, and very special surprise guests.

$15-$40 tiered ticketing with option for added donation, advance tickets available 1/1/18 at nxtlvlpdx.com. Tickets available at the door.

All proceeds to benefit Queer Rock Camp & Brown Girl Rise.

FUCK U, PAY US (FUPU) – Rising black, mostly queer, female punk group, Fuck You Pay Us is what Moor calls “a resistance band,” which came together about a year and a half ago in South L.A. She knew she wanted the group to be all women of color and preferably all-queer, which made the job of assembling a full band much more difficult for the simple reason that women of color aren’t even close to being equally represented in the local rock/punk music scene. Since they’ve formed, they haven’t released a single record yet through a label. Instead, they’ve been focusing on songwriting and live performances. “With what we’re doing,” Nyende explains, “I think it’s kind of impossible for people to be indifferent. With what we’re saying and the kind of imagery putting forth. It’s black women coming out and screaming at you…” Moor finishes the thought: “…about some real shit. You have no choice but to fuck with that or be mad.”

GUAYABA – Every person contains multitudes, but few embrace them as much as Northwest rapper and vocalist Guayaba. Digging through her lyrics in her latest album, Black Trash/White House, she embraces her race, gender, sexuality, and every facet of herself that makes her who she is with an unshakable, bilingual flow.

SASSYBLACK – SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu & Georgia Anne Muldrow. You may also know Black from her (now defunct) group THEESatisfaction and her appearances on both Shabazz Palaces albums Black Up & Lese Majesty all released on Sub Pop Records.

BLOSSOM – The bud who is Blossom began with her roots in Trinidad & Tibago. Born into a musically- inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12 alongside her uncle’s traveling steel drum band. Blossom’s neo-soul voice and meaningful lyrics quickly found her an ever-growing liking among Portland’s underground hip-hop scene. Blossom continuously aspires to create music that stirs the soul and is currently at work developing a band of live musicians to share her world lyrically with others.

SÁVILA – Sávila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world as well as the name of cumbia/latin/world/r&b inspired music and visual art project by guitarist Fabiola Reyna (She Shreds – Founder and Editor in Chief) vocalist Brisa Gonzalez and percussionist extraordinaire Papi Fimbres.

BROWN GIRL RISE : Brown Girl Rise’s mission is to cultivate a radical sisterhood of girls of color who reclaim their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to create a just future where we can and will rise together.s

QUEER ROCK CAMP : Queer Rock Camp is an annual summer camp that works to engage LGBTQ-identified youth through performance and musical self-expression, as well as empower youth of diverse backgrounds in peer alliance and community building skills. Students in this Capstone will examine contemporary social issues related to the lives of LGBTQ youth. Students will also participate in Queer Rock Camp volunteering, programming & the creation of a final communication plan that will document camp activities to secure on-going community support and sustainability for the camp.

SHE SHREDS : She Shreds Magazine is the world’s only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. We strive to change the way women guitarists and bassists are depicted and presented in the music industry and popular culture by creating a platform where people can listen, see and experience what it means to be a woman who shreds. Our goal is to transcend boundaries like gender and genre—supporting radicalism, respect and revolution.

We recognize that the lenses and backgrounds of those in the collective of curators is limited and is not reflective of every experience of those of who we hope to uplift and celebrate in our vast and diverse community. With that, we ask you to join us, and help us grow and show how much magic we as: Two Spirit, Femmes, GNC, Transgender, Non-binary, Women, Black, Brown, Native, Indigenous, Multi-Racial People of Color are.
We strive to increase our, and your visibility and invite you to join us in stepping forward in the light of receptive, open, thoughtful self-examination and celebration! We are powerful magic and together we are a force! Solidarity!

Event Sponsors Include:

Brew Dr. Kombucha
Boogie Buffet (Sarah Baker)
Dig A Pony
Duchess Clothier
Freeland Spirits
GladRags
Hovercraft Studio
Ippai PDX
Kill Rock Stars
Kirsten Holliday
Math LLC
Murmur Creative
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Nemo Design
New Deal Distillery
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Portland Mercury
Revolución Coffee House Downtown Portland
Quarterlab
Seizure Palace
Wayfinder Beer
We Are Party Animal (Connie Wohn)