Fetish Friendships: interracial socializing and the dangers of being used

9/23 (Sun) Fetish Friendships: interracial socializing and the dangers of being used

Fetish Friendships: interracial socializing and the dangers of being used
Performance and Panel Discussion
Co-presented with Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture Festival

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, 5pm , $10-20 sliding scale

Join us for an excerpt of David Henry Hwang’s Bondage, directed by Ryan Yip and performed by Yip and another actor, followed by a panel discussion about interracial relationships.

This panel discussion will explore the complicated dynamics at play in interracial relationships, whether they are friendships, professional relationships, or more intimate relationships. How have we been fetishized by our friends, and how have we fetishized others, for certain ethnic, racial, or other kinds of characteristics? Does this kind of fetishizing/using happen at all, or is it just perception? What does this kind of behavior look like, what is the impact on friendships and on the larger community, and what can we do to address the more disturbing elements of thisbehavior? The panel discussion features panelists Claire Light, Joel Barraquiel Tan, Ryan Yip, and others, and is moderated by Jaime Cortez.

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