Recast | Springfest @Evergreen: May 26 – May 28

From: “Caluya, Amira” <>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM

Springfest : A Music, Art, and Poetry Celebration

Hosted by First Peoples Multicultural, Trans and Queer Support Services

May 26 – 28 2021


Tune in to zoom next week and join us for an (almost)end of quarter celebration of spring, of getting through winter and welcoming the summer season. Even with being socially distanced our relations did not. We celebrate the strength and resilience of our campus community by hosting  three days of music, art, and poetry performances, featuring The Slants during our opening day, and J Mase III on our last day. Register for the zoom link to be emailed to you, read on for our schedule and performer bios!

May 26, Wednesday: A Day of Noise

Musical performances and a Q&A session with:


  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Inspired by the amazing students, faculty, and staff that performed at Equity Symposium’s Reflections: Open Mic, we are featuring the talent that’s here in our campus community at EGT (aka Evergreen’s Got Talent)
  • 7:30pm -8:30pm Zoom Karaoke

May 28, Friday: FRIYAY

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm J Mase III
  • 4:00pm – 6:00 pm Intersectional Multimedia Student Showcase
  • Last quarter 8 students were awarded the Material Grant for Creator’s, First People’s first ever grant award, and have been hard at work this quarter creating fantastic pieces with that award.
    Come celebrate their achievement, revel in the artistry, and lift up intersectional student voices with us as a part of Springfest!
    Award winners will be debuting music, poetry, screen prints, comics strips, photography, inventions and more at the intersections of their identities and social justice issues near and dear to their hearts!

Artist and Performer Bios:

The Slants  

Portland’s The Slants are one of the first and only all-Asian American dance rock bands in the world. They’ve been featured with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, BBC, NPR, and over 3,500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites across 125 countries. The band might be best known for their battle against the U.S Trademark Office over the rights to their name, which brought them before the Supreme Court of the United States. In late 2019, the band retired from live touring to focus their efforts on their nonprofit organization, The Slants Foundation, which works to empower underrepresented voices in art and activism. 

J Mase III  J Mase III is a Black/Trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle by way of Philly. As an educator, Mase has worked with community members in the US, UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA+ folks and racial justice in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities and restricted care facilities. He is founder of awQward, the first trans and queer people of color talent agency.  

 J Mase is author of And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death as well as White Folks Be Trippin’: An Ethnography Through Poetry & Prose. 

 Currently, he is head writer for the theatrical production Black Bois and is co-editor of the Black Trans Prayer Book.  

 Find him on Instagram (@jmaseiii) and

KPH and The Canary Collective 

“Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm performs under the artist name KPH & The Canary Collective because, whether playing solo or with an orchestral indie folk band, she always sings with the chronically ill canaries of the world in mind. Her health journey took her on a wild ride from being a community organizer in Seattle to an environmental lobbyist in DC to being mostly bedridden for years to now living in the desert becoming certified as a virtual life transition sound healing facilitator at an eco-conscious retreat compound in Joshua Tree, CA. For the last 3 years, The Canary Collective has been organizing “Sick Womxn & Queers Shows” around the Pacific Northwest – and now virtually – that seek to feature and fundraise for sick and disabled artists and contribute to the movements for eco and social justice.” 

James Afrok = Afrok is an artist and emcee from Olympia Washington who delivers from the heart whether rocking a stage or in the studio, whether with his family or bringing his positive perspective to the community via his unique voice. Having shared stages with the upper echelon of hip hop music Afrok is known for his energetic stage presence with a live band, harkening back to the roots of the culture while simultaneously embracing futuristic vibes. New album out soon! 

C.A.U.T.I.O.N.  Terrance Turner is a philosopher, motivational speaker, writer, author, and a spoken word artist. While incarcerated, Terrance was introduced to Gateways for Incarcerated Youth at the Evergreen State College. This program was the pivotal moment for great change in Terrance’s life. Terrance is an Evergreen Alumnus and does incredible work for the community. 



Amira Joy Norte Caluya


Coordinator for Trans & Queer Initiatives

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans & Queer Support Services

Evergreen State College

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