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

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

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