7th Annual “Small Works for Big Change” Benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jack Studio 601 W. 26th St, 12th Floor, New York, NY



Featuring Live Performances by Alicia Ohs as Madame Wantan, Lana Carroll of the Low and the Lonesome, and Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

Includes Works by Artists Patty Chang, Yve Laris Cohen, Sharon Hayes, Ulrike Mueller, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, R.H. Quaytman, Emily Roysdon, Amy Sillman and others


Small Works for Big Change, the annual benefit event supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), will be held at 6pm Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Jack Studios in New York. Now in its seventh year, this vibrant annual celebration reflects the radical spirit of SRLP and the experimental energy of some of New York’s most innovative contemporary artists, both established and emerging. 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit SRLP’s advocacy work for transgender communities. The event is free and open to the public. A silent auction with bidding starting as low as $10 will feature works by over sixty-five artists.

Hosted by performance and spoken-word artists Glenn Marla and Kit Yan, the event will also include performances by Alicia Ohs as Madame Wantan, Lana Carroll of The Low and the Lonesome, Rude Mechanical Orchestra and music from DJ Shomi Noise.

"Small Works for Big Change celebrates the radical ideas and resilience of our queer and trans communities," said Jeannine Tang, from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. "Every year, SRLP is inspired by the extraordinary work of artists and community members who make this event possible. The interaction of contemporary art and revolutionary social movements have rich and complex histories -- Small Works for Big Change occupies a special place within them."

SRLP is a leading national innovator for legal advocacy and movement building on behalf of transgender communities.  SRLP’s work addresses both the root causes and effects of discrimination and violence on the basis of gender identity and expression. Since its inception in 2002, SRLP has won precedent-setting lawsuits and policy victories for transgender communities and has provided free legal services to over 1,500 low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.