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.