Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics
Curated by: Mohamed Q. AminView Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
New Dock Street and Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Location open 24 hours
Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics is an interdisciplinary exhibition presented by the Caribbean Equality Project. The exhibition celebrates queer and trans Caribbean resilience through a racial justice lens, while fostering critical conversations related to pride, migration, surviving colliding pandemics, and coming out narratives. Caribbean diasporic immigrant rights, gender justice, and trans rights advocates live at the intersections of outdated immigration policies, anti-Black violence, racism, homophobia, transphobia, gender-based violence, xenophobia, and misogyny in the United States and throughout the Caribbean region. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, queer and trans immigrants of color have lived in a constant state of fear and isolation, from food insecurity, and a lack of access to equitable healthcare, to rising rates of anti-Asian violence and police brutality against Black bodies. Live Pridefully reimagines and affirms undocumented Black and Brown LGBTQ+ immigrants and asylum seekers as essential workers, creatives, and contributors to the cultural diversity of New York City, by highlighting the work of seven activists and community members: Rajiv Mohabir, Qween Jean, Theo Brown, Tannuja Devi Rozario, Darren J. Glenn, Rohan Zhou-Lee, and Tiffany Jade Munroe.
The Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a Queens-based community organization that empowers, advocates for, and represents Black and Brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer Caribbean immigrants in New York City. The organization’s work focuses on advocacy for LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights, gender equity, racial justice, immigration and mental health services, and ending hate violence in the Caribbean diaspora. To date, CEP is the only educational-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ community in New York City, with a dedicated aim to cultivating supportive and progressive Caribbean neighborhoods free of violence, oppression, and discrimination. CEP’s intersectional organizing fosters solidarity, builds coalitions, develops community partnerships, and conducts legislative activism to advance LGBTQ+ rights in New York State. As a Black and Brown immigrant-led social justice and human rights organization, CEP’s liberation movement educates, inspires, uplifts, and celebrates Afro and Indo-Caribbean, queer and trans non-religious, Muslim, Hindu and Christian, documented and undocumented members of the Caribbean diaspora of all generations, all categories of ability, and all HIV statuses.
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens — a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community. The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.