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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Things are coming together!


Things are coming together!
Get ready for the
5th BlaqOUT Conference
@UC Riverside
April 27-28, 2018



BTW ...

I know you all are really excited for the 5th BlaqOUT Conference!
However, here is an updated list of other conferences and retreats
to keep you occupied until we are all together again.


2017-18 California Conferences & Retreats

Upcoming National / Regional Conferences

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shane Ortega, the Army’s First Openly Trans Soldier






Shane Ortega
the Army’s First Openly Trans Soldier
To Speak at UC Riverside
Monday, November 13, 7pm @ HUB 302





In 2015, Shane Ortega is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant, and is the first openly trans soldier in the U.S. Military. He served three combat tours and has been on over 400 combat missions. He has lobbied nationally against the ban on transgender military service, that was removed during the Obama administration but reinstated by President Trump. Shane works nationwide with noted LGBTQ activist organizations on trans equality. Shane has been featured in The Advocate, The Huffington Post and on CNN for his expertise and visibility in his field. Sergeant Shane Ortega will tell his story of bravery and trailblazing for trans military inclusion.



ASL interpretation provided.
Presented by Veterans’ Services, ASPB, and the LGBTRC.
This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Melanin Monday with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins

Hello All,

I know you all are patiently waiting for the the BlaqOUT Conference 2018 at UC Riverside!

However, here is something for you to do if you happen to be in or around the Riverside, Ca area on Monday, October 16, 2017.


MON (10/16) = Melanin Monday with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins, 3pm – 4pm@ 133 Costo Hall (ASP)



UC Riverside Address: 900 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92521
Driving Directions from Highway 60 Exit at University Avenue and turn Left Turn right at the light onto West Campus Drive.  Stop at the information kiosk and ask for directions to Costo Hall and to get information on where to park.