5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / César Chávez Commemorative Luncheon
Deep South by Suroeste: Day of the Dead Altars
Friday, January 12, 2018
12:00pm to 2:00pm
ASHÉ POWER HOUSE THEATER
1731 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
DSXSO is honoring the legacy of civil rights leaders ERICA GARNER and SYLVIA RIVERA with Day of the Dead Altars.
Erica Garner-Snipes (05.29.1990 – 12.30.2017) was an American activist who advocated for police reform, particularly in the use of force during arrests. Garner became involved in activism following the death of her father, Eric Garner, in 2014 after a New York City police officer placed him in an illegal chokehold during an arrest.
Sylvia Ray Rivera (07.02.1951 – 02.19.2002) was an American gay liberation and transgender activist, and self-identified drag queen. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. Rivera co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color.
The Garner / Rivera altars are presented in conjunction with the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Céasar Chávez Commemorative Luncheon, and will be on display from January 12th - 14th, 2018.
Contributing Artists: Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Rolando Palacio, and Cynthia Ramirez.
Deep South by Suroeste showcases the diverse talent and advocacy of Black and Latinx artists in New Orleans and beyond. The Garner / Rivera altars are made possible with support from Ashé Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute New Orleans, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Organized by Bottletree. For more information visit ashécac.org or call (504) 569-9070.
DSXSO is an initiative of Charitable Film Network, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.