Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Other conferences and retreats 2017-2018

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

See you all in 2018!
5th BlaqOUT Conference
April 27-28, 2018
@ UC Riverside

2017-18 California Conferences & Retreats

Upcoming National / Regional Conferences

Thursday, June 29, 2017


So many wonderful beings!

Love. Love. Love.

See you all in 2018!
5th BlaqOUT Conference
April 27-28, 2018
@ UC Riverside

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Conference Registration: 
To apply to do a workshop or BlaqTalk :

Host Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites,
1771 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA 95616
Call and reference BlaqOut conference Group for $179.10 - 2 queen bed room rate (per night)
We have 15 rooms reserved.
Note: This particular weekend will be quite busy as it’s UC Davis annual Picnic Day, so hotels will books fast.  Rooms must be booked by March 7, to receive the group discount.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

UC Davis To Host 2017 BlaqOUT Conference

We are excited to announce that the 4th Annual BlaqOUT Conference will take place April 21-23 at the University of California, Davis. The three day conference is designed to create a networking, empowerment and critical community building opportunity for folks within the Black/African Diaspora and LGBTQIA+ community.

This is a structured conference featuring workshops from undergraduate and graduate scholars, staff, community members and activists with identities within the BlaQueer Diaspora. This year's BlaqOUT conference will be FREE to attend, with a capacity of 150 people. The 2017 theme is  Love My BlaQness and Yours Too!

So, why I Love My BlaQness and Yours Too? This year we want to celebrate the many manifestations, ethnicities, languages, hxstories, shades, and even curl-patterns of Blackness/BlaQness. We celebrate that Blackness/BlaQness is not monolithic.

Need To Knows
The UC Davis BlaqOUT committee is working hard to uphold the BlaqOUT legacy of #BlaQexcellence. As of right now, here are things to know:

Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
UC Davis
I Love my BlaQness and Yours too
Registration Cost:
FREE with capacity for 150 
Application Release Date:
February 3, 2017
Workshop Proposal Application:
February 3, 2017
Registration Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Confirmed speakers/entertainment:

BlaqOUT Website:

BlaqOUT Facebook Page:

BlaqOUT Conference 2017 Email:

BlaqOUT 2017 UC Davis Committee
  • Tori Ann Marie Ameyamor Porter, Community Coordinator, LGBTQIA Resource Center
  • Mat Adrienne-Marielle Talton, Community Coordinator, LGBTQIA Resource Center
  • Charlie Monique Anderle, Identity Development Coordinator, Student Recruitment & Retention 
  • Danté Larmont Williams, UC Davis Scholar & Community Darling
  • Chaz Ashley Cruz, Assistant Director, LGBGTQIA Resource Center
  • Monae Roberts, Program Coordinator Cross Cultural Center

  • Karimi Ndwiga, Community Programmer, Womxn’s Research and Resource Center

The BlaqOUT Conference was founded in 2014 by Toi Thibodeaux of UC Riverside's LGBT Resource Center.