Saturday: 0ZONE Vol. 2

Dec. 3

About a week after election night, I went to a poetry reading at Hopkins, featuring three poets (Janea Kelly, Jess X. Chen, and Safia Elhillo), all women of color. Throughout the night, each poet spoke passionately about the need for these kinds of spaces and platforms for women of color poets, queer poets, indigenous poets, and immigrant poets—particularly in the face of our newly elected, orange-faced tyrant, who wears his racist, xenophobic, misogynistic views loud and proud. Existing and thriving and being creative in spite of a system or administration that doesn't like you is its own form of resistance. Tonight, a similarly minded, multidisciplinary event, 0Zone Vol. 2, brings together artists, performers, and writers exploring the term "alien" and how it's used to "disenfranchise and 'other' communities of color as a legally discriminatory term"—with readings and performances by 83 Cutlass (pictured), Corday, Kaila Philo (a former CP intern), and more. 9 p.m., The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

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