700 people attend QPOC Conference 2011

Over 700 people from 40 campuses attended the QPOC Conference hosted by
UC Riverside in 2011. The 2012 QPOC Conference will be hosted by CSU
Northridge. Check back here for dates and contact info.

Ryka Aoki To Join La Maricolectiva at Opening Performance of QPOC Conference on Friday. April 8 at UCR

Ryka Aoki will share her spoken word talents at the opening performance of the Queer People of Color Conference at UC Riverside, April 8-10, 2011. Ryka will also present a featured workshop on “Beneath Grassroots: Changing the world with no strings attached” and will close the conference with a keynote on Sunday.

Ryka Aoki is a writer, performer, and educator who has been honored by the California State Senate for creating Trans/Giving, LA’s only art/performance series dedicated to trans, genderqueer, and intersex artists.

La Maricolectiva Performance To Open QPOC Conference Friday, April 8, 2011 at UC Riverside

La Maricolactiva bring their spoken word, slam poetry, cabaret and stand up, spanish, english y espanglish with a kick of jota slang to UC Riverside on Friday, April 8 to open the 6th Annual Queer People of Color Conference. Co-sponsored by ASPB, their performance is open to the entire UCR campus and anyone registered to attend the QPOC Conference.

Submit Your Proposal Online to Host QPOC Conference 2012

Bring the 7th Annual QPOC Conference to your campus in Spring 2012 by submitting a proposal to host online. This year’s conference organizers will review your proposal and announce the host campus during thr closing ceremonies on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

D’Lo To Provide Sneaky and Soulful Ways to Change the World and Ourselves at QPOC Conference, April 8-10, 2011

D’Lo, a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer, will present a featured workshop at the Queer People of Color Conference this April at UC Riverside. D’Lo’s workshop will make a link between/performance/writing and the sneaky ways we want to be subversive in this world. D'Lo will guide participants in a series of exercises that unleash the creative spirit.

Kenyon Farrow, QPOC Conference Keynote Speaker, Named "Modern Black History Hero" by BET

Kenyon Farrow, who will deliver a keynote at the Queer People of Color Conference April 8-10, 2011 at UC Riverside, was recently recognized by BET for his community activism. Black Entertainment Television aired this television spot honoring Kenyon as a "Modern Black History Hero."

Vincent Cervantes, Queer Chicano Speaker on Religion, Theology, Race, Gender, and Sexuality, To Present at QPOC Conference

How do we create a decolonized theology of spirit and queerness? What are the social, existential, and embodied experiences of being queer and Chicano/a? National speaker and social activist Vincent Cervantes will help us think differently about traditional theological notions of spirituality and sexuality, and seek ways to overcome and disrupt normative boundaries, at the Queer People of Color Conference.

Vincent Cervantes is a queer Chicano writer, speaker, blogger, and social activist who works to educate and inform others through his words and performance. Inspired by storytelling, Vincent seeks to keep talking so that others too will share their stories.

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