Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Check out our Facebook Page




https://www.facebook.com/blaqoutucr/

3rd BlaqOUT Conference
UC Riverside
April 8-9, 2016

If you would like to have posters or a postcard mailed to your organization please email us with you contact info at Email blaqoutucr@gmail.com!

You can also subscribe to our blogpost email updates by entering your email in the box on the top right of this post. That way you will be able to keep up with all the conference details.

We have some exciting things planned for year 3 so follow us on social media!

Instagram & Twitter
@BlaqOUT_UCR

Monday, October 19, 2015

Follow Us! Like Us! Email Us!


3rd BlaqOUT Conference
UC Riverside
April 8-9, 2016

If you would like to have posters or a postcard mailed to your organization please email us with you contact info at Email blaqoutucr@gmail.com!

You can also subscribe to our blogpost email updates by entering your email in the box on the top right of this post. That way you will be able to keep up with all the conference details.

We have some exciting things planned for year 3 so follow us on social media!

Instagram & Twitter
@BlaqOUT_UCR




Thursday, May 21, 2015

So many spoke words of praise and thanks for this lovely space.

 Thank you all for joining us and being a part of the

2nd BlaqOUT Conference 2015!!





Let's do it AGAIN

April 8-9, 2016

UC Riverside

(tentative dates)


Friday, April 10, 2015

TONIGHT AT 7PM "FADE INTO BLAQOUT?"

ARE YOU READY TO

"FADE INTO BLAQOUT?"

YASSSSSSSS!!!

THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT!



Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation.

Click here for more information about Patrisse Cullors
Click here for more information about Dignity and Power Now

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Workshop Schedule





WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 
Saturday, April 11, 2015



Session 1
11:00am - 12:15pm 

All Conference Workshop with Patrisse Cullors 

This workshop uses Theater of the Oppressed methodologies to explore the ways we ALL perform gender, be it by choice or force. Be prepared to recognize the ways the Black community has shaped new narratives of queerness and has contributed to radical activism and practice. 


Session 2
2:00pm – 3:00pm 

"Black Enough?" 

The Black Femme Function(s) as an Analytic Category 

Our Stories Our Way: Black Queer Identity on the Page 

"What's your label?" 


Session 3
3:15pm – 4:15pm 

"The Golden Ticket: Helping Queer Men of Color Succeed In The First Year of Higher Ed." 

Healing Through Activism and Resilience 

How to Overcome Fears and Insecurities 

Radical Self Care - Queering Wellness and Cultivating Balance 

Social Media Justice 


Session 4
4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Crafting with BlaQ Quotes 

Expressing the Feminine, Masculine, and Androgynous aspects of Black Identity. 

Me&MyBois Healing Through Transformative Masculinity

Vogue for your LIFE!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Fade Into BlaqOUT" with Patrisse Cullors



Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation.

Click here for more information about Patrisse Cullors
Click here for more information about Dignity and Power Now



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LATE REGISTRATION for the second BlaqOUT Conference!!



We have now entered into LATE REGISTRATION for the Second BlaqOUT Conference April 10-11, 2015!!

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



What are important deadlines?
  • Online application to attend: March 23rd
  • Notification of acceptance to attend: Ongoing
  • LATE REGISTRATION Online application to attend: April 1st
  • Registration payment (if accepted to attend): April 3rd

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)
  • LATE REGISTRATION fee is $10 per person (no T-shirt)
  • Please note some campuses and organizations have organized "group registration" for applicants selected to attend.
  • Please note t-shirts are no longer available for campuses and organizations who have organized "group registration" for applicants who applied after the initial deadline, due to LATE REGISTRATION.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Apply Before the DEADLINE March 23, 2015!


March 20, 2015

Dear Potential BlaqOUT Applicants,

Some of you have group registration, but you have not applied to attend. You must apply before the deadline March 23, 2015.

The links are up to apply to attend for the Second BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.

We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend.

If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on May 1-3, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals.

Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify asBlack/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.

The general application to attend is open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BlaqOUT2015
We encourage people to apply early, because of limited space and to give you time to arrange travel and registration fee payment. We will review applications weekly andprovide rolling notification regarding your application.

Once you have been selected for the BlaqOUT Conference, you have until April 3, 2015 to pay registration fees or your spot will be given to another individual. Registration is $20 with a T-Shirt included in the registrationfee. If you do not want a T-Shirt, Reduced Registration is $10.

In Solidarity,
BlaqOUT Conference Planning Committee

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FEATURED KEYNOTE
for our campus wide event
"Fade-In to BlaqOUT"
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7pm
PATRISSE CULLORS



Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation.

Click here for more information about Patrisse Cullors
Click here for more information about Dignity and Power Now


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Travel Arrangements

Hey folks are block booking rooms. So, if you need help making travel arrangements check out the "Travel & Stay" page of the website. We added another reputable hotel to the list.

Some of the BlaqOUT Conference Planning Committee working hard!

Also, check out the Facebook "BlaqOUT Conference 2015 Ride/Room Share" group.

This group is for the purposes of connecting people seeking to attend the Second BlaqOUT Conference being held on April 10-11, 2015 at the University of California, Riverside!

If you are coming from out of town this is a place to connect with others to carpool, or if you live in the area of the conference, it is a place where you can connect with people that need a place to stay.

Please keep posts and comments on topic and only post or respond if you have a need or can provide help in this area.

This is a community forum and we believe that our community members will hold principles of respect and consciousness. This community forum does not have the capacity to vet the rides or housing offered on this page – we encourage people to have transparent conversations with each other prior to agreeing or committing to housing or travel about needs and expectations.

Thank you and see you at the conference!!!!  This page is not sponsored by the BlaqOUT Conference Planning Committee it is a community forum to help get people together.

Monday, March 2, 2015

#ThisIsLuv - Multimedia Campaign

Hey BlaqOUT Conference,

I wanted to share with you some resources for those who work with and/or support LGBTQ communities of color. This month, Darnell Moore and Wade Davis launched an exciting multimedia campaign called #ThisIsLuv, designed to highlight stories and images of acceptance and love for LGBTQ people in black communities. The campaign stretches across Ebony, Tumblr and the Huffington Post.

Some of the writings include:

"How My Dad Became a Queer Black Feminist" by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

"They Loved Me as a Daughter, They Love Me as a Son" by Tiq Milan.

"A Black Bisexual Manifesto" by Crystal Fleming.

Finally, here's a link to a HuffPostLive conversation with some of the people involved in the campaign!


In solidarity,
BlaqOUT Planning Committee

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Workshop Proposal ~ New Extended Deadline!


Submit a program proposal by Friday, March 6, 2015 (New Extended Deadline!). You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14.

All presenters, including co-presenters, must also apply to attend BlaqOUT and self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent; and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum.

Please note that all rooms will include a white board, dry erase markers, and a projector. However, you must provide your own laptop. If you are using a Mac, please provide your own adapter for projector use. Internet access will be available for presenters.

Presenter Responsibilities:
  • Lead presenter should communicate conference updates to co-presenters.
  • Presenters are responsible for any copying costs incurred.
  • Presenters are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

We especially encourage you to propose programs that are interactive, create dialogue, or are action-oriented.

Please note your workshop proposal is not complete until you and any co-presenters also apply to attend BlaqOUT.

Deadlines:
  • Proposal submission: Friday, March 6, 2015 (New Extended Deadline!)
  • Proposal acceptance notification: by March 14
  • Registration payment (if accepted to attend): April 3

CLICK HERE to fill out the Workshop Proposal Form!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

We are now on Instagram and Twitter!


@BlaqOUT_UCR


Follow us and tag a friend!


Don't forget to use the hashtag


#BlaqOUTconference

FROM MAY 2014
By @lavernecox "Thanks #UCR for the trio of shirts from the @lgbtrcucr resource center #GammaRhoLambda and #BlaqOUTconference. Thanks everyone for turning out in force tonight and asking such insightful questions. You raise me up! #oitnb #girlslikeus #TransIsBeautiful #transexcellence#blackexcellence" via @PhotoRepost_app via @toi007


"Apply to Attend" or "Submit a Workshop"


The links are up to apply to attend or submit a workshop for the Second BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.

The workshop proposal form is open: 
Submit a program proposal by Friday, February 20, 2015. You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14.

The general application to attend is open:
We encourage people to apply early, because of limited space and to give you time to arrange travel and registration fee payment. We will review applications weekly and provide rolling notification regarding your application.

Friday, February 6, 2015

"Apply to Attend" or "Submit a Workshop"

February 6, 2015

The links are up to apply to attend or submit a workshop for the Second BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.

We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend.

If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on May 1-3, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals.

Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.

The workshop proposal form is open: 
Submit a program proposal by Friday, February 20, 2015. You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14.

The general application to attend is open:
We encourage people to apply early, because of limited space and to give you time to arrange travel and registration fee payment. We will review applications weekly and provide rolling notification regarding your application.

Once you have been selected for the BlaqOUT Conference, you have until April 3, 2015 to pay registration fees or your spot will be given to another individual. Registration is $20 with a T-Shirt included in the registration fee. If you do not want a T-Shirt, Reduced Registration is $10.

Questions? Email blaqoutucr@gmail.com or LGBT Resource Center Program Coordinator Toi Thibodeaux at toi.thibodeaux@ucr.edu or 951-827-2267.



In Solidarity,

BlaqOUT Conference Planning Committee