An opening is a marker of beginning, of welcome, of exclusion, of rules both implicit and explicit, of celebration, and of movements from inside to outside, or outside to in. But what is the opening when we cannot enter? This discussion workshop, with artists and educators Dana Bishop-Root and Ginger Brooks Takahashi of General Sisters, will ask questions with and of the Tufts community and reflect on expanding the binary of open and closed that the pandemic has intensified. Through queer multiplicities of access, safety, and adaptation, we will build knowledge and imaginaries together that de-climax and de-linearize the opening. We will propose possibilities for openings as portals through which we may still enter, both together and individually, en route to collective wellbeing. This workshop coincides with TUAG’s presentation of General Sisters’ Singing We Must Rage, on view at in the Remis Sculpture Court and SMFA at Tufts Well Space for the 2020/2021 academic year.