From 6-7 PM, Common Root’s first Queer Clothing Swap invites you to bring your cool clothes in good condition that you never wear and/or clothes that don’t suit you to swap with others in attendance. Please do not bring stained items.
Any clothing items left over at the end will be donated. No one will be turned away for not bringing donations, you’re still welcome to attend and peruse.
Changing spaces will be available but limited, so it’s best to wear things that make it easy to try on new clothes.
This is a free public event and all folks are welcome to attend. We are especially welcoming the trans* and gender-variant community, as this swap will be held in a space where visitors are made to feel safe while bringing their wardrobes more in line with their identities.
We’ll be showing “Pride” (2014). Bring friends and snacks to share, or just bring yourself and settle in for a great movie in an inclusive community space.
Synopsis: “Inspired by actual events, director Matthew Warchus’ Pride details the unlikely friendship forged between a small community of striking miners in Wales and the London-based gay-and-lesbian activists who raise funds to feed their families in the summer of 1984. With no end to the strike in sight, the urban activists venture into the countryside to deliver their donation in person, and find they have more in common with the people of this struggling community than anyone on either side could have expected. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and Paddy Considine star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi”