Virtual Bi+ Art Fair
Saturday, April 10
@7:00 - 8:30pm
Do you want to hear some great music and see some great art by local bi+ artists? Bisexual Organizing Project is holding an art on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm Central Time on Zoom. We'll have musicians playing their music, visual artists showcasing and talking about their work, a short film on LGBTQ issues, and much more! Hope you can join us!
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Virtual Bi+ Book Club
Wednesday, April 7 @ 7-9pm
Do you love to read and talk about books? Join Bisexual Organizing Project -BOP's Bi+ Book Club, a place to read fiction, biography, creative non-fiction, history, theory, and activist works. Come discuss readings and ideas about, for, and by bisexuals and other non-monosexual folks. Now hosted virtually by Cary!
The Bi+ Book Club reading for March will be "America Is Not the Heart" by Elaine Castillo.
Synopsis: "When Hero De Vera arrives in America--haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents--she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter--the first American-born daughter in the family--can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands.
An increasingly relevant story told with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family ritual, America Is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another."
In the spirit of creating opportunities for bi+ artists and building community for all our members, Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) is planning two events for artists in our community to showcase their works! If you are a musician, a visual artist, a poet, a spoken word artist, a filmmaker, a comedian, a maker of jewelry, a craftsperson, or any other type of artist, we would love to have you participate in either or both of the following events:
- A virtual concert and art show via Zoom on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm, where musicians, poets, spoken word artists, and other performance artists can play sets of about 10 minutes. Visual artists are also welcome to share their art on Zoom. We will also host a second Zoom event in late April or early May if enough people are interested in participating.
- An outdoor concert and art show in a public park in June, exact date and time TBD. BOP will provide electronic equipment, tables, and other amenities as needed. Folks will also be welcome to sell their work at this event. Depending on necessary COVID-19 safety protocols, space may be limited, and we will provide updates on the structure of this event as we are able.
If you are interested in participating in BOP's bi+ art events, click here to access our artist sign up form!
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Emily, Director at Large
and the BOP Board of Directors
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.