SESSION ONE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
THANK GOD FOR ABORTION PRESENTS:
REJOICE! WE ARE THE MIRACLE OF LIFE
Led by Viva Ruiz with Megan Curet, Georgia Sanford, Reuben Butchart
MIDDLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH, 50 EAST 7TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thank God for Abortion (TGFA) was conceived of by artist Viva Ruiz in response to the catastrophic closing of abortion clinics throughout the US. Its mission sits at the intersection of abortion rights and spirituality. TGFA has been performing, speaking, and taking to the streets to normalize and de-stigmatize abortion health care since 2015. In this session, TGFA will be sharing the light of their spirit in a one-hour ceremony and ministry. Pro-abortion propaganda will be disseminated.
Viva Ruiz is the queer progeny of Ecuadorian immigrants and a community- and nightlife-educated advocate and artist from and based in New York.
Megan Curet is a Bronx-based Nuyorican, creator, performer, and educator.
Georgia Sanford is a teacher, drag performer, dancer/choreographer, and queer ass hype girl who celebrates movement as a deeply poetic and defiantly political process.
Reuben Butchart is a seasoned singer and musician in the New York indie music scene and former pianist with Antony and the Johnsons who has penned 3 albums of soul-tinged orchestral pop.