SESSION TWO | 1:00PM – 2:00PM


Led by Theodore (ted) Kerr, Pelenakeke Brown, Eli Brown, Damali Abrams, Adelaide Matthew Dicken


Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop will be provided with ASL, amplified sound, and real-time captioning.

Audre Lorde described care and self-preservation as acts of political warfare. Join Culture Push fellows for a round-table discussion about how their practices intersect with health and community in radical, practical ways. Pelenakeke (Keke) Brown will moderate a conversation between artists and organizers Theodore (ted) Kerr, Damali Abrams, Adelaide Matthew Dicken, and Eli Brown on how various projects that evolved during their Fellowship for Utopian Practice at Culture Push.
Theodore (ted) Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer, organizer, and founding member of the collective, What Would an HIV Doula Do?.
Pelenakeke Brown is Assistant Director at Culture Push and an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores disability and Pacific indigenous sites of knowledge.
Eli Brown is an artist and organizer based in Boston who works to create intentional, multigenerational spaces for trans and gender non-conforming people to witness each other, confront generational bias, and strategize intergenerational resilience.
Damali Abrams is a New York City-based artist who utilizes self-care as a medium and pleasure as a daily practice.
Adelaide Matthew Dicken is a non-binary Pisces trans woman theatre-maker and resource-mover; she organizes in grassroots abolitionist movements and strives to build structures of economic self-determination for people working for trans and & disability justice.