516 WORDS: Queer in Color

516 ARTS, in partnership with The Syndicate ABQ and UNM African American Student Services, presented a poetry reading spotlighting diverse voices and celebrating the kaleidoscope of the queer experience. Held on October 26, 2023, and curated by acclaimed local poet J. Gourdin, the evening provided a platform for identities to converge and communities to connect. Performing poets included: Monice Aguilar, Sierra Dedmon, J. Gourdin and Darius James.