allgo celebrates and nurtures vibrant queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond. We do this through cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity in order to enact change.
We also formally came together with Communities of Color United: Coalition for Racial Justice (CCU) - a grassroots coalition of Individual people of color and organizations including: Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, ICE Fuera de Austin/ ICE Out of Austin and the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT) Food for Black Thought and Rootwork - we are presenting a collective proposal to advance racial equity and social justice in Austin, TX working with the City of Austin Equity office.
Activities will include our continued work and collaboration with the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas, ICE Fuera de Austin/ICE Out of Austin Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman on working with the City of Austin on the development and implementation of a health equity tool.
Our cultural arts work will include artist in residencies with Steven Fulwood, D'Lo, Lyndon Gil and Sharon Bridgforth. There will also be two community cultural arts show cases featuring local artists. The artists will offer skill sharing/building workshops, artistic performances, readings, screenings and exhibits.
Impact Statementallgo is an autonomous queer people of color organization and we need support from our communities to continue our work that we have done over the past 31 years. As a queer people of color organization located in a conservative state we have little access to progressive funding for the critical work that we carry out.
Needs StatementOur goal of $5,000 will support the following activities 18 community discussions regarding health and wellness, a LGBTQ POC Health Fair, and training to 25 health care providers; Cultural Arts programming will include three exhibits, three artististic workshops and three performances; Social justice programming will be our activist work to organize and build community in order to address social injustices in our communities including our work with Communities of Color United for Racial Justice.
I miss it. It was nourishing and reaffirming. Thank you for doing what you do, holding space for people like to me to come and belong. -Drumtalk participant
The workshop was extremely helpful to me as a writer, performer, queer person, trans person, human being in this crazy world. D'Lo is an amazing teacher. -Workshop participant with artist in residence D'Lo
I am very grateful to have access to the mammogram services
that allgo coordinates each year. Having no formal insurance
coverage, allgo's work affords me the opportunity to include this
important element of my overall health care.-Carmen
Excellent info & resource!-2016 Wellness workshop participant
allgo has been instrumental in my own life through art and outreach-for that I am ever grateful. -Daniel Alexander Jones, artist
I knew it would be phenomenal. It was everything I expected and more! Rock on!- Drumtalk performance attendee
I didn't realize how important it was for me to be around my community until now.I miss it. It was nourishing and reaffirming. Thank you for doing what you do, holding space for people like to me to come and belong. -Drumtalk participant
I have supported, worked with and have been supported by allgo since 1990
-Sharon Bridgforth, artist
My work with allgo nurtured a critical consciousness that is now a part of everything I do. It is personal, political, and professional. This is never as clear as it is in my work as a State Representative, where this perspective shapes my policy and my leadership.
-State Representative Mary E. Gonzalez