The Astraea Foundation and our Host Committee invite you to a powerful night of art, music, cocktails, food, and friends. Join us Thursday, May 25, from 6:30 to 9:40 pm PST at Ace Museum in Los Angeles, California as we honor the frontline activists and cultural changemakers who are leading the new era of #resistance. This year’s luminary honorees include:
- #BlackLivesMatter co-founder, executive director of the LA-based organization Dignity and Power Now, and queer author Patrisse Cullors. Patrisse resists by demanding a world where Black bodies and dreams can thrive and where state-sanctioned violence against Black people is abolished;
- Activist and founding member of Astraea grantee partner Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Jennicet Gutiérrez. Jennicet resists by fearlessly challenging authority on the status of queer and trans immigrants and actively organizing to end the deportation, incarceration, and criminalization of our communities;
- Univision anchor and critically-acclaimed journalist Jorge Ramos. Jorge resists through his intrepid, in-depth reporting and forthright commentary on human rights, immigration, white supremacy, and other issues that directly impact our LGBTQI communities;
- New York City Council Spokesperson Paola Ramos. Paola resists by fighting for the sanctuary and equity of immigrants in NYC. Previously, Paola worked as Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign to ensure that migrant voices were heard.
Together we will celebrate these leaders whose commitment, passion, and work inspire others and meaningfully advance LGBTQI justice in our communities and around the world. Read more about the honorees and buy tickets on our website. Don’t miss these inspiring movement leaders. Get your tickets now! Your purchase supports Astraea’s endeavors to provide critical resources to LGBTQI grassroots activists and organizations across the globe. Can’t make it to Fueling the Frontlines? Still want to play a critical part? Sponsor a ticket so that a community member can attend. Be the first to know about Fueling the Frontlines developments! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest on our current and forthcoming honorees and performers. Thank you for fueling our movements! Warmly, The 2017 Fueling the Frontlines Host Comittee (in formation as of April 12, 2017) Alice Y. Hom, co-chair Mónica Taher, co-chair Lynn Harris Ballen Casey Bloys Kelly Bush Ilene Chaiken Ryan Li Dahlstrom Maria De La Cruz and Shawn Hogedorn Melissa Etheridge dream hampton Jamison Herbert Seana Johnson Moez Kaba and Bjorn Lundberg Mahdis Keshavarz Isis King Eric Kranzler Robin Coste Lewis Alec Mapa Elliot Page Paulette Pantoja Katina Parker Leanne Pittsford Jenny Pizer Alan Poul Katrina Schaffer Maria Shtabskaya Mitchell Singer Naomi Sobel and Rabbi Becky Silverstein Corece A. Sparks Chip Sullivan Tristan Taormino Marquita Thomas Jacob Tobia Melanie Torbert Christine Vachon Linda Wallem Doreena Wong
Thanks to everyone who attended the event! We were grateful to have everyone in the room.