Devi K

Artistic & Executive Director
Peacock Rebellion
Devi K is the founding Artistic and Executive Director of Peacock Rebellion, a Bay Area -based crew of queer and trans people of color who use the performing arts for community healing and social justice. Devi has served as Director of Community Engagement at the National Queer Arts Festival, a Cultural Equity Fellow with Emerging Arts Professionals, and co-coordinator of ASATA, a South Asian anti-violence group.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Find Your Light: Intergenerational QTPOC Arts Resistance

How do QTPOC artists and arts organization survive and sustain themselves given racism and homo/transphobia in the arts sector, and the challenging conditions, economic and otherwise, to create art and sustain space in rapidly changing neighborhoods/cities? In this session, participants will have the opportunity to hear QTPOC artists and/or organizations in different life stages in conversation about their histories, strategies for resistance and survival, and efforts to shift racism, homophobia, and transphobia in the arts sector. This inter-generational, cross-regional panel will feature Bronx based Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance/NALAC), New Orleans based Maria Cristina Rangel/Cherry Galette (National Performance Network/Mangos With Chili), Oakland based Devi K (Peacock Rebellion), and San Antonio based Graciela Sanchez (Esperanza Center for Peace & Justice). Participants will walk away with deeper knowledge about QTPOC art and social practice history; skills and strategies for sustainability, survival, and evolution; and hope.

Speakers: Maria Christina Rangel (Cherry Galette), Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Devi K, Garciela Sánchez