Schedule 2016 |

Schedule 2016

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updated 3/3/15 (schedule subject to change)


Friday, March 4th 2016

Check-in/Registration (open all day)

Friday 12:30-1 p.m.

(FPH, Lobby)


Friday 1-2:15 p.m.

J Mase III

Workshop Session 1

Friday 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Queering God, Perverting Christ, and Eroticizing Spirit (FPH, 101) 
White Spaces in Academic Places: Acknowledging Privilege and Oppression in our Everyday Work) STAFF/FACULTY ONLY (FPH, 105)
Cosplay World: Is It As Good As It Seems CLOSED QTPOC (FPH, East Lecture Hall) Canceled 
How Bodies Matter: Exploring Intersections of Disability and LGBT Identity (FPH, 107)
Queer Craft Space (FPH, Faculty Lounge)
Clothing Swap (FPH, WLH)
QTPOC chill space (FPH, 104)

Workshop Session 2

Friday 4:00-5:20 p.m.

I Can't Hear You 'Cuz the Music's Too Loud: Navigating consent in the party scene (FPH, 101)
Queer and Trans Therapeutic Writing (FPH, 105)
Why are We Distancing Ourselves from Trans Sex Workers? (FPH, East Lecture Hall)
Is My Ex Going? (FPH, 107) CLOSED QTPOC
“Not Even a Unicorn Prison:” Gender Segregation and the Carceral State (FPH, 108)
Kink and Trauma For Abuse Survivors (FPH, Faculty Lounge)
Clothing Swap (FPH, WLH)
QTPOC chill space (FPH, 104)

QTPOC Dinner

Friday 6-8 p.m. (FPH, Faculty Lounge)

with J Mase III, Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander 

Queer High School Prom

Friday 9 p.m. (Robert Crown Center)

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Check-in & Registration

Saturday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (FPH, Lobby)

Welcome Ceremony

Saturday 10:30-11 a.m. (FPH, MLH)

Lorelei Erisis

Workshop Session 3

Saturday 11:25 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Reclaiming the Past: A Beginner’s Guide to History as Activism (FPH, 101)
Collectively Tackling Microaggressions (FPH, 102)
Sex-Ed Nightmares (FPH, 106)
Low on Spoons, but Full of Heart: Navigating Chronic Illness and/or Disability in Relationships (FPH, 107)
Concrete Closets, with Black and Pink (FPH, 108)
But Can I Pay My Rent Tho?!: Surviving as a TQPOC Artist (FPH, ELH) ClOSED QTPOC
Clothing Swap (FPH, WLH)
QTPOC chill space (FPH, 103)


Saturday 12:45-1:30 p.m.

Pizza Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free (FPH Faculty Lounge)

Workshop Session 4

Saturday 1:45-3:05 p.m.

Queer Feminists, as Sex Worker Allies (FPH, 101)
From Closet to Conversation: Beyond “Coming Out” (FPH, 102)
Enough is Enough -- Uplifting QTPOC Authenticity & Community (FPH, 104)  CLOSED QTPOC
Sex Negativity Never Happened? (FPH, 105)
Beyond “Who Gets the Check?”: Navigating Mixed-Class Queer Relationships (FPH, 106)
Modeling for Gender: Video Series Presentation and Discussion (FPH, 107)
How I Survived the Gay Rights Movement as a Trans Person of Color (FPH, ELH)
Clothing Swap (FPH, WLH)
Self Defense for Queer and Trans Folks (Merrill Living Room)
Ace Caucus (Dakin Living Room)
QTPOC chill space (FPH, 103)


Saturday 3:15-4:45 p.m.

"Who’s Going to Give Me Admission"

Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander of Black Trans Media (MLH, FPH)

Workshop Session 5

Saturday 5:05-6:15 p.m.

NO BINARY! NO BORDERS!: The Capricious History of Anarchism and Queerness (FPH, 101)
Know Thyself: Creating Visual & Written Representations of Attraction (FPH, 102)
Telling Our Own Fortunes: Making Tarot Gay (FPH, 104)
Geeks and QTPOC: Building Communities Through Video Games (FPH, 106) CLOSED QTPOC 
Poly Family Panel (FPH, 107)
GaySL: A Crash Course in LGBTQ American Sign Language (FPH, 108)
Clothing Swap (FPH, WLH)
QTPOC chill space (FPH, 103)

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