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POP+ is MoPOP’s fandom takeover series that explores different pop culture moments and themes through a selection of free activities and other ticketed experiences. In June, we're celebrating Pride month with a series of virtual events and activations.


POP+ Pride Events


Instagram Takeover by Local Drag Artists

When: Thursday, June 11, June 18 & June 25 | 7 p.m. PT

Where: Instagram.com/MoPOPSeattle

On June 11, 18 and 25, a different queen will take over the MoPOP instagram and showcase a MoPOP-inspired pop culture look. Tune in to ask questions about their pop culture inspirations, what music they’re bumping, and what lip color that is.


MoPOP Book Club Events

When: Monday, June 22 & June 29 | 5:30 p.m. PT

Where: MoPOP.org/BookClub

N.K Jemisin is not only revered as one of science fiction’s most talented contemporary Afrofuturist writers, but is celebrated for featuring LGBTQ+ characters in many of her works. Her characters are as diverse in identity as they are in personality and backgrounds. She represents the LGBTQ+ spectrum in her novels and short stories by writing characters of different races, genders, sexualities and species.

In our MoPOP Book Club, we will be exploring two of Jemisin’s short stories from How Long 'til Black Future Month? Join host Misha Stone from the Seattle Public Library on June 22 and June 29 to discuss Effluent Engine and The City Born Great with us and other N.K Jemisin fans.


Seattle Pride Activism Webinar

When: Sunday, June 28 | 2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. PT

Where: Learn more at https://www.togetherforpride.org/

In partnership with Seattle Pride, MoPOP will be a part of the Creativity in your Activism webinar on June 28. As a part of the Seattle Pride activism webinar, the Seattle chapter of Black and Pink will provide insight to how members of our community can make a difference, but make it creative! Black and Pink works to support queer incarcerated folks though advocacy, support, and organizing. Along with the discussion we will be hosting a writing session where folks can download an e-letter (or print a physical letter) template so they can write their own words of encouragement to these communities.  


Three Dollar Bill Cinema Short Film Watchalong

When: Sunday, June 28 | 3:40 p.m. - 5 p.m. PT

WhereLearn more at https://www.togetherforpride.org/

MoPOP has partnered with Three Dollar Bill Cinema to curate a mix of fiction and documentary that explores queering the cinema and our present moment as we celebrate QPOC and queer lives through revolution, love, dance, and music.

Curated by Kathleen Mullen, Three Dollar Bill Cinema

WOMAN DRESS
Thirza Cuthand; 2019; Canada; 6 min. Open Captions
Pre-contact, a Two Spirit person named Woman Dress travels the Plains, gathering and sharing stories. Featuring archival images and dramatized re-enactments, this film shares the director’s family oral story, honoring and respecting Woman Dress without imposing colonial binaries on them.

MY HEART BREAKS – “THE PARTY’S OVER” 
Clyde Petersen; 2019; USA; 4 min.
Filmed at Seattle's On the Boards, features multi-talented artist Clyde Petersen singing his soulful tunes, as local dance duo Dandy (Seattle artists Randy Ford & David Rue) move in tandem across the stage.

LADIES DAY
Abena Taylor-Smith; 2018; UK; 9 min.
Amma has resisted sharing her sexuality, but after a day at the salon filled with homophobic comments, she is empowered to embrace her true self.

STONEWALL: THE MAKING OF A MONUMENT
Cheryl Furjanic; 2019; USA; 19 min. Stonewall was a riot and a revolution for LGBTQ rights. Here comes a timely portrait of the historical importance of Greenwich Village to the LGBTQ rights movement.

GO GO, BOY
Oriana Oppice; 2019; USA; 6 min.
A young African American boy discovers his identity when he sets himself free by dancing in his bedroom to his very own beat.

DANCE DANCE EVOLUTION
Jules Rosskam; 2019; USA; 18 min.
“When I dance, that is my true gender.” In Dance, Dance, Evolution six trans-identified people explore their relationship to dance over time. This short, joyful documentary looks at the ways in which the body in motion opens up the spaces between gender, race, and time, producing pleasure in indeterminacy.


EVENT DETAILS

Event date  June 2020
Event location  Online


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