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Sat, Nov 20


xBk Live

The Truth Will Not be Whitewashed Fashion Show

BIPOC fashion show celebrating Truthsgiving, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and demanding an end to the ban on critical race theory in Iowa.

The Truth Will Not be Whitewashed Fashion Show
The Truth Will Not be Whitewashed Fashion Show

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

xBk Live, 1159 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

About the Event

Get tickets here! 

This year on November 20th, to celebrate Truthsgiving (an alternative to Thanksgiving), Humanize My Hoodie and Great Plains Action Socity have organized a fashion show and political engagement event focused on demanding an end to the ban on critical race theory in Iowa, aka, diversity traning. November 20 is also Trangender Day of Remeberance and so we will also uplift  Trans voices.  Get your tickets here, while they last. There are only 50 left! Receive a free gift from Lush Cosmetics  plus a free mocktail during the event!

Tickets are donation-based--get them for free or pay the suggested $20--or more if you're feeling generous!

It's gonna be a good time with some rad BIPOC folks, amazing fashion, and inspiring words and music.

If the truth about racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQIA holidays, practices, and institutions is suppressed, then there is no way for opressed folks to break free from the violence of white supremacy and the heteropatriarchy. The event will generate awareness of anti-racism work, uplift the voices of women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks, and bring together Iowa community members for an afternoon of arts and culture focused on political awareness. The fashion show will be punctuated by the words of powerful speakers empowering Iowans to get involved and act on ending white supremacy and the ban on critical race theory.

Taking place at xBk Live in Des Moines, from 1-3 PM, The Truth Will Not Be Whitewashed Fashion Show will feature:

  • Indigenous, Black, and Latina clothing and jewelry designers, Andre Wright, Sunrose Ironshell, Roneshia
  • BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ speakers
  • Musical performance by Huron musician Geneviève Umęndaterih Salamone

For the past five years, Great Plains Action Society has been providing folks in Iowa with a better way to celebrate the harvest season by promoting Truthsgiving. Thanksgiving perpetuates white supremacy and romanticized notions about Indigenous Peoples. To celebrate the current Thanksgiving mythology is to celebrate the theft of land through ethnic cleansing and enslavement. The truth is that real history has been whitewashed and so GPAS celebrates Truthsgiving in order to reject colonial holidays and provide space for real Indigenous historical narratives and BIPOC voices.

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