Monday, April 23, 2018

Parking Information

Below are some details for parking at UCR for both Friday, April 27th and April 28th
Parking will be free, but please read below on details and where to park.

Fade-In to BlaqOUT - featuring Nia & Ness
Friday, April 27, 2018
Free Parking in Lot 1 ONLY
The Friday conference opening is free and open to all, providing a space to learn about Black & LGBTQ lives.  Learn more about the Nia & Ness performance by reading the blog post.
* Free parking begins at 5pm and goes to 8pm. You will have to pay if you arrive earlier than 5pm or later then 8pm. 
* Directional signs will be displayed directing cars to Lot 1 saying "BlaqOUT.”
* Directional signs will also be around directing pedestrians to the Highlander Union Building (HUB 302)

5th BlaqOUT Conference
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Free Parking in Lot 1 ONLY 
* Free parking begins at 8am and goes to NOON. You will have to pay if you arrive later than NOON. 
* Directional signs will be displayed directing cars to Lot 1 saying "BlaqOUT.”
* Directional signs will also be around directing pedestrians to Highlander Union Building (HUB 302)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nia&Ness, to perform at UC Riverside

Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met and became a couple in 2013, and founded their company in 2016. They have performed at multiple venues on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the South, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, and on Radio Free Brooklyn; performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; and were the winners of the 2017 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest.

Currently, Nia & Ness are on tour and will be performing run. at the opening night for the
5th BlaqOUT Conference at the Fade into BlaqOUT event April 27, 2018!

Strong. Powerful. Wise.

run. is our evening-length, dance-poetry story as two, black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship, who navigate the daily struggles and joys of life in NYC. We invite our audience to enter our world as observers, listening in on our intimate, strong, and loving conversations about and influenced by our identities. We hope those experiencing run. will bring what they've learned into their own lives and interactions with others across various and intersectional backgrounds.

To follow them on their journey, check them out on social media.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


We have now entered into LATE "LATE" REGISTRATION for the
5th BlaqOUT Conference April 27-28, 2018!!

CLICK HERE to apply online for the BlaqOUT Conference (Late "Late" Registration)

What are important deadlines?
  • LATE "LATE" REGISTRATION Online application to attend is open until further notice
  • Notification of acceptance to attend: Ongoing
  • Registration payment (if accepted to attend): TBD

How much does it cost?
  • Regular Registration Fee is $20 per person (t-shirt is included)
  • Reduced Registration Fee is $10 per person (no T-shirt)