My interview on OTB in 2008

#2008 #bb #qt #flashback plz forgive some of my language, it was what we had in 2008. Also my bb voice, trying to talk about these complicated thing but leaving so much out. cn: #bigotsontheradio #misgendering #transphobia
Here is the rebroadcast with my two months later voice: https://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/rebroadcast-transgender/

Oratio Imperata – World Premiere

For the On the Boards Performance Lab Teaser info scroll down.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rad Care
Smitty Buckler
Smitty@OratioImperata.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rad Care Presents Oratio Imperata

[Seattle, WA] – Rad Care presents Oratio Imperata, a Podcast on OratioImperata.org as well as a ceremony and dance performance March 2nd and 3rd at the Rendezvous.

Rad Care in collaboration with Collective of Geniuses (CoG) and SWOP Seattle is proud to bring Oratio Imperata to Rendezvous on March 2nd and 3rd featuring Rev. Austin Adkinson invoking liturgical action beseeching an end to this calamity we are surviving, to end our grave need for our basic needs. Further dance invocation by Baphomet, Zee St.James, Smitty Buckler and more. This ceremony is a double featuring with the Art of Activism at the blank annual at the Seattle Area Sex Worker Symposium (SASS). Tickets to Oratio Imperata are $20 presale, $25 day of and the rest of SASS can be found at http://www.swop-seattle.org/sass. This event is 21+.

Bios:

Rev. Austin Adkinson (chaplain@pan-eros.org) is a key leader in the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus, a member of the Pan-Eros United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus, an educator with Consent Academy, a member of the Pan-Eros Foundation board, and the pastor of Haller Lake UMC in north Seattle. When not involved in this and other social justice work or nerding out on scripture that didn’t make it into the New Testament, they might be found taking a break by downhill skiing or snagging some introvert time.

Smitty Buckler is an amalgamation of grey area politicized identities. They express themselves through the intersections of being an artist, organizer, writer, performer, dancer, coder, researcher, healer, and advocate. They have been creating opportunities for qtpoc spectrum artists since 2005 through the Collective of Geniuses (CoG). CoG is now working to bridge the gap between art as social change and essential healing tools with a project called Rad Care. Enthusiasts of Smitty say among their other qualities, one is phlebotomizing the patriarchy of all its evil blood, replacing it with liquid glitter. This is apparent in their art and the fierceness they bring to intersectional activism.

Baphomet is new to the stage in this manifestation. They bring street realness in their sexy arrogant lyrical dance style influenced by Isaiah Tillman, ate9, and Dani Tirrell. Once you get a taste, you are going to want more so get tickets for both nights.

Zee St. James is an enby sex worker from Detroit who dabbles in community organizing. While they grew up in the performing arts, they took an abrupt hiatus a few years ago. Using movement for the purpose of trauma healing, they explore grief, disability, and gender drag of sex work.

Cory Cocktail is a performer and non-binary kink professional, international adventure consultant and that is all they are going to tell us so more of a surprise.

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2/27 Performance at OtB

https://ontheboards.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F2I00000NTfK8UAL

I will be labbing my dance work for OratioImperata.org

Performance Lab
Wed, Feb. 27 at 7pm

Since its founding On the Boards has hosted various performance series — Choreography Etc, 12 Min Max, and Open Studio — that allow local artists to share new works and works-in-progress. In the 18/19 Season we’re relaunching this program as the Performance Lab, a quarterly series that includes facilitated feedback for artists along with an opportunity for each artist to discuss their performance with the audience.


This edition of Performance Lab is curated by Charles Smith, OtB’s Director of Program Management, and features performances by:

Harmony Wolfe
Peter Kohring
Tommer Peterson
Smitty BucklerVenue: Studio Theater

100 W Roy St 
Seattle, WA 98119

Enter on W Roy St

WASHINGTON STATE 2019 HIV CONFERENCE

I will be presenting at the WA HIV Conference.

Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17

Spokane Convention Center

334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Spokane, WA 99201

The Conference is one of many actions being implemented as part of the End AIDS Washington strategy. The purpose of Conference is to provide HIV/AIDS serving providers and organizations with education, skill-based training andtechnical resources to offer innovative and sustainable HIV/AIDS services for their patients and clients that leads to decreased new infections, improved managed care and undetectable viral loads.

The conference includes speakers experienced in behavioral and mental health, HIV prevention and early intervention, PrEP, social-cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, gender identity, rural health, infrastructure development for high performing clinics, and substance use. Conference planning consists of a host of community organizations and agencies from across Washington State.


Harm Reduction Conference, New Position and more

As usual been to busy to even update here. Just got back from the Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans. Really enjoyed the time i wasn’t sick. I think i accidentally ate some dairy and spent two days with anaphylactic symptoms. 🙁 I will get the traveling thing  down better.

While I was down there, sick, i was also trying to conclude the hiring process for two new jobs. One is at the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) Manager. I am looking forward to moving into this new role and seeing what i can accomplish while also finalizing my application to the MS in Epidemiology program at UW. This position means that i will be able to utilize the tuition waiver even after my research study position ends. I am forever going to be a student, hopefully i will have my PhD before i turn 50. The second job is for the overnight shelter at Bailey-Bouschay House which is a lower barrier HIV care facility.

Next I am off to Atlanta for a meeting of all the CFAR CAB Managers and administrative staff. I am nervous and excited. Also totally feeling the imposters syndrome.  I am looking forward to talking to folks about how they all run their CABs across turtle island. Before leaving though we are having a meeting for the DoH trans stigma grant. When I get back it is on to the Annual Seattle (A) Bookfair. Looking forward to December to crystallize a bit.

Before I get there I have a lot of work to get through including finishing up a couple grants, finishing up the interviews for the Project – Oratio, amplifying the voice of sex workers on the impacts of FOSTA/SESTA on their lived experience. We will be debuting these at the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on Dec 17th (Partially funded by SmART grant) and create a theatrical production for International Sex Workers Rights Day in conjunction with SASS: Seattle Annual Sex Workers Symposium on march 2nd & 3rd at the Rendezvous in Bell Town, Seattle, WA.

Amazon Wish List

Amazon is totally a megalomaniac that has a monopoly on the market, blah blah blah. An aside: they have these nifty wish lists. As a starving artist, my list is of fun things that i probably cannot afford but would make me happy. Feel free to hook me up with any of this swag and make my day.

xoxo, smitz

link to my list: http://a.co/26nbdI9

June is Pride Month!!

I have been super busy and forgetting to update here. Most recently I had a performance for North West New Works where I performed an excerpt of The Most Popular Unpopular: Casting a spell to transmute physical pain and memory into motion to gain a cathartic sense of self and loss of identity.
Image of person sitting in a chair with hands cross on their knees next to a table lamp. There is a teal lighting overall.

On 4/20 I performed a piece for the 14th  Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam on nonviolent drug offenses and street economies. See that poster? I designed that! 🙂
Here is Princess MasterBlazer:

and here is the poster inline:

Poster for Puppet Slam, dark/black background with bubbles and puppets

More info soon about other Pride Month Shows!

National Trans HIV Testing Day

https://www.facebook.com/events/469230933493550/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trans-hiv-testing-day-seattle-tickets-44621741831

We will have trans identified HIV testers, info and community booths, a photo booth, and refreshments/food. Let us know if you would like to get more involved!

**We WILL have free bus passes for anyone who wants to come!! PM Smitty if you need one to get to the location and we can mail you one!

Tuesday, April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), an observance designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. The observance is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

In the United States, it is estimated that around 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. Transgender women of color, especially black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women, experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. There is a gap in research on HIV and transgender men; few studies have gathered HIV prevalence data for this population.

Please refrain from wearing scents. Here is a page on how and why to be scent free.

Youngstown Cultural Center is on the 120 & 125 line. It is a ADA building but the entrance situation is a bit complicated. All of the doors are manual. There is a ramp in the front of the building and a lift or it is possible to enter from the back and bypass the ramp and lift. There are 8 stairs up to the main door where the ramp is and three steps were the lift is. The side parking lot entrance has no barriers except a small ramp inside the building. We are in the South Classroom.

#TransHIV #NTHTD

National Native HIV Awareness Day

I am doing an HIV 101 presentation for this. 🙂

March 20th National Native HIV Awareness Day Free Lunch and Discussion at the Seattle Indian Health Board

Join us! The Seattle Indian Health Board and Urban Indian Health Institute will host a discussion on HIV and stigma in honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

In addition to free lunch, free hepatitis C and HIV testing will be provided!

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific

Location: Seattle Indian Health Board, 611 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Parking: There is free parking at SIHB. In addition, bus routes 36 and 60 stop nearby.

For more info please email Leah Dodge: leahd@uihi.org and RSVP on our event page!