Saturday, February 12, 2011

justice for sisters

For one solid day of sisterly solidarity, Malaysian punk rockers, indie folks and artists band together to support the rights of the Malaysian transsexual community.

"Sis, let's reclaim our rights!" Festival @ MAPKL
Sat 12 Feb, 2011 | 2pm to 10pm

MAPKL @ Publika, Level G2-01, Block A5, Dutamas
1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Off Jalan Duta
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Entry by donation: Vary according to programme
(Please feel free to DONATE more to help with the cause!)

This full day festival features everything from post punk gigs to post avant garde arts to poetry reading, all in support of Malaysian male-to-female transsexuals, also known as Mak Nyah, who face gross abuse, persecution and discrimination regularly in this country. Let's celebrate the diversity of being in Malaysia with a diversity of music and arts!

+the amazon goddess SHELAH! will be hosting part of the show


2pm - 4pm | Entry by donation: RM10
Jeannys & The Melody
Chill please!
Corporate Youth
The Fays
Swampy Zombie Fever

5pm - 7pm | Entry by donation: RM15
Elektrikasyok (Elaine Foster)
Furious George + Operasi Sabo (George Wielgus, Faisal, Kuning)
Illya Sumanto
Krisis Halusinasi
Priya K
Think! Tadpole! Think!
and more...

8pm - 10pm | Entry by donation: RM15
Hosted by the one & only Malaysian Drag Idol, SHELAH!!!
Dara Othman
Davina Goh
Kathleen Choo
Nabila Nasir
PT's Angels (Sajad & Sharon)
Reza Salleh
Tshiung Han See

Also featuring Chi Too
& the Buka Kolektif (Fared Ayam, Rahmat Haron, Poodien, Sharon Chin)

JUSTICE FOR SISTERS is a grassroots campaign organised by concerned members of the public to raise public awareness about issues surrounding violence and persecution against the Mak Nyah (male-to-female transsexuals) community in Malaysia. The campaign also aims to raise funds amounting to RM50,000 to finance court cases that have been recently brought up against transgenders who have been charged in the Syariah court. Join us in this human right campaign to reclaim the rights of the Mak Nyah.

If you can't make it to the festival but would like to donate to the fund or help in other ways, please contact Angela [] or Thilaga [].

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