Unity at the Initiative Queer Skate Day

29 May 2021
2:00 p.m.
East Poplar Skate Park, 800 N. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

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A man in a jean jacket stands with his back to us applying a wheatepaste of a rainbow on a red brick wall.

Khari Johnson-Ricks, me Loving YOU, Loving ME, Loving US¸ 2021, the Attic Youth Center. Photo by Bianca Chun.

Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) partners with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret to present Queer Skate Day, a free public event offered in association with AAI’s Unity at the Initiative exhibition.

The event is accompanied by live music and performances from the Bearded Ladies Beardmobile, hosted by musician Sam Rise. Visitors are invited to bring their own skateboard or roller skates and to sign up for skate times on a first-come, first-serve basis at the event.

Unity at the Initiative is a multimedia exhibition and in-home experience anchored in the work of Oakland-based artist and skater Jeffrey Cheung and his Unity initiative, which celebrates queer and trans BIPOC creativity and community.