Manitoba Live Music Event

Drop The Mic #9

Friday, Feb 15, 2019 at 6pm
X-Cues Cafe & Lounge
551 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
QPOC Winnipeg
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QPOC Winnipeg presents: QTPOC Drop the Mic #9!

This year the theme is BLACK LOVE. Celebrating Black, Queer and Trans artists/writers/performers during BLACK HISTORY MONTH ♥ Celebration, healing, community.

Featuring an incredible lineup of local Black artists! Email if you'd like to be a featured performer or DM us via Instagram

This is our most magical event and we're so thrilled for the artists who have already signed up to perform ♥

$10 (/no one turned away)

Stay for the QTPOC Black History Month Dance Party to follow at the same venue, FEAT DJ Jordan & Petty Wap

Queer, trans, and two-spirit self identified Black people are welcome to sign up on the spot for a 5 minute slot to share storytelling, poetry, spoken word, comedy, music, dancing, instrumentals, and more. There will also be a guitar available for use.
We encourage people of all levels of experience and all kinds of talent to participate.
Please consider whether it might be helpful to provide a Trigger Warning/Content Warning before your performance. Msg us if you have q's!
We will have a photographer at the event. If you don't want your picture on social media please let us know.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.
There are single-stall gender-inclusive washrooms.
The venue is 18+ and there is alcohol sold at the venue.
Unfortunately we were unable to secure ASL for this event.
There are 5 stairs to access the stage.

We want to create a positive, open environment, free from oppressive comments and behaviour. Please be respectful of those who attend and perform. We will not tolerate any sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or sexual harrassment on stage, from our guests, or from venue staff.

Please report any problematic behaviour to Serenity Joo to let us know what we can do to create a more welcoming environment @ or

What we mean by “QT-”
“Queer” and “trans” encompass a wide range of identities including but not limited to: queer, trans, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, non-binary, gender-variant, genderfluid, and genderless.

Drop the Mic happens twice a year, often coinciding with Black History Month, Genderfest Winnipeg and Winnipeg Pride. The event involves a fabulous lineup of performers as well as open slots for signing up!

Drop the Mic serves as an opportunity for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour to take up space, be heard, and share parts of themselves. Recognizing the marginalization QTPOC face for their multiple oppressions (namely race, sexuality and/or gender), this is a celebration of identity and a resistance to oppression.

We view structural inequality as not only abstractly caused by higher levels of power, but also as upheld and perpetuated by our very own POC, feminist, womanist and queer(/LGBT) circles everyday. Let us be conscious of how a decolonizing antiracist intersectional womanist lens can broaden our perspectives, allow us to learn from each other, care for each other, listen, and build solidarity. Let us fill the room with power, resistance, vulnerability, generosity, and mutual respect.

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