Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NEW YORK: Lawrence Graham-Brown / Striktly Dickly / Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art / October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011 | 6-8pm 
An evening of performance, discussion and art examining themes of anti-gay violence.

26 Wooster Street
New York, NY

Striktly Dickly is a liturgical exultation built on Lawrence Graham-Brown's Jamaican roots honoring themes of cleansing/confession, exhortation, mourning/lamentations and love/sex feast, paying homage to LGBTQ persons living, dead and unborn.

After the performance the artist will initiate the panel discussion: "Beat and Kill the Faggot" examining and changing the culture of violence toward homosexuals.

Jeffery Gardere, Ph.D. 
Dr. Jeff Gardere, better known as "America's Psychologist" is  one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health. In addition to having a private practice in Manhattan, he has garnered a reputation as being a top motivational and keynote speaker, empowerment and media coach.

Michael Everett, MHS
Michael Everett serves as Capacity Building Assistance Specialist for the Harm Reduction Coalition where he incorporates HRC to support community based organizations in navigating program implementation and organization infrastructure issues. Michael has obtained a Masters in Human Services from London University and an Undergraduate Degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State Graduate. Michael is currently working on his Doctorate.

Dennis O'Brien Tyson, MPA
Dennis O'Brien Tyson is founder and executive director of the O'Brien Dennis Foundation in New York which educates families in the five boroughs about male sexual abuse and male sexual violence. He is author of the soon-to-be-released "Understanding Male Sexual Abuse." He earned his Masters in  Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York and a Bachelors in African History with a minor in  International Relations from University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica.

Antoine Craigwell
Antoine Craigwell is a journalist, speaker and moderator who lectures and discusses the state of the Black Gay community in New York, in relation to depression, Anti-Gay violence and the Media, he is in the process of completing a book and documentary "Examining Depression in Black Gay Men." Antoine obtained a double degree in Journalism and Psychology from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Original artwork by Lawrence Graham-Brown will be on display throughout the evening.

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