Events for Heal the Bay
Queers on the Pier
June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be prepared to have your wigs snatched! Queers on the Pier, a virtual drag show celebrating #PrideMonth, will feature an amazing cast of performers and celebrate inclusivity in environmental spaces through representation and aquatic-themed drag art and dance.
The meaning of queerness:
n. The state or condition of being strange. The term “queer” has a number of definitions but historically, the term “queer’ has been used in a derogatory way to dehumanize, harm, and humiliate members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In today’s society, any sexual orientation other than heterosexual is scrutinized, invalidated, and othered. Like most things in life however, sexual orientation exists on a spectrum and to have variations on sexual behavior is a naturally occurring phenomena. Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community have reclaimed the term “queer” as an all-encompassing expression to include all the various members of the community, and that is how we at Heal the Bay are aiming to utilize this term as well. Radical inclusion and increased queer representation are the essence of this show, and Queers on the Pier will deliver this in the form of performance art, interviews with queer scientists, and with talks on queerness that exists in our oceans. Welcome to the Show!
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Heal the Bay’s Calendar features Aquarium, Beach, Outreach, Community Science and Youth events in Los Angeles County.
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Wanna roll up your sleeves and become a Heal the Bay Volunteer? We have five distinct volunteer programs that we offer. Each program has a specific training associated with it as well as its own volunteer roles.
Aquarium – Aquarium volunteers work at Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier. They support various public programs from interpreting at touch tanks to ensuring the success of private events. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over Los Angeles.
Beach – Beach cleanup volunteers support our Adopt-A-Beach and Coastal Cleanup Day programs. Our Beach Captain volunteers support Nothin’ But Sand public beach cleanups and Suits on the Sand private cleanups, and have the opportunity to attend Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain training.
Outreach – These volunteers take Heal the Bay knowledge all over Los Angeles. Speakers Bureau volunteers present both virtually and in-person in classrooms, business meetings, at beach cleanups, festivals, and more.
Community Science – MPA Watch Volunteers survey marine protected areas (MPAs) in Malibu and Palos Verdes. They monitor, collect data, and get to walk along some of California’s most stunning beaches.
Youth – Middle and high school students register their school club with Club Heal the Bay to be part of a larger environmental advocacy community. In return, clubs receive recognition and rewards for their civic action projects. To get started as a Heal the Bay volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation.
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