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ALOK - for UCSC students, staff, faculty

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 4:00pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division

UCSC students, staff, and faculty are invited to a comedy performance by internationally acclaimed poet, comedian, public speaker, and actor ALOK. Followed by a panel discussion.

This is a campus-only event. UCSC ID required at entry to event.
A ticket is required for entry. Available on Eventbrite.
(Use your email address when selecting your complimentary ticket.)

The event is presented by the Arts Division and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Sponsored by these UCSC supporters:
Digital Arts and New Media
Beyond Compliance
Division of Student Affairs and Success
Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center
Porter College
Dean of Students Office
Baskin School of Engineering
Humanities Division
Education Department

ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed poet, comedian, public speaker, and actor. ALOK’s literary works “Beyond the Gender Binary,” “Femme in Public,” and “Your Wound, My Garden,” have garnered global recognition. Their dynamic presence has captivated audiences in over 40 countries, with sold-out shows at venues including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London Soho Theatre, and headlining numerous Just For Laughs Festivals. ALOK can currently be seen in Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda comedy special on Netflix and is slated to take center stage at the Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles in May 2024. Their show has been described as "provocative and powerful" (Chortle) and a "Jaw-dropping celestial event" (TO DO LIST LONDON). The docu-short “ALOK,”which made its debut at Sundance, follows ALOK’s compelling performances in the films “Absolute Dominion” and “Complicated Order,” coupled with their roles in television series like “SORT OF”, “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness” & “Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne.”ALOK’s relentless advocacy for LGBTQ rights and the dismantling of traditional fashion norms have garnered them accolades including the ACLU Centennial Bill of Rights Award. As the visionary behind #DeGenderFashion and the Creative Partner for UGG’s eagerly anticipated 2024 Pride collection, they are pioneering a transformative era in fashion. Their leadership is paving the way for a fashion industry that celebrates unbridled personal expression, championing a culture of inclusivity and the celebration of unique identities.

photo: Eva Schwank