Library second floor

Schedule Overview

Friday, March 6, 2015

1:00-1:30 p.m.: Check-in and Registration

1:30-2:50 p.m.: Workshop Session 1

  • This Is Not Sex Ed With Your Middle School Gym Teacher: Safer Sex for Queer and Trans Folks (Chris Barcelos, Davey Shlasko)
  • Trans*ition Services: The Sunset of Gate-Keeping (Shelley Janiczek Woodson)
  • Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the act of Resisting (Brandie Skorker)
  • Questioning Gender, Questioning Faith: Spiritual Resources to Explore Identity (Andrew Leigh Amanda LeAnn Bullard)

3:00-4:20 p.m.: Workshop Session 2

  • Caucus on Disabled Queer and Trans Experience (Nihils Rev)
  • Cross Contamination and Disinfection: Keeping Yourself, Your Play Partners and Your Equipment Safe at Kink Events, Clubs and at Home (Bella Vendetta)
  • Making the Invisible Visible: IPV in the Queer Community (Lillian Rodríguez, Hannah Howard, Kalyn Stroik)
  • Making Queer Family Real: Building Queer and Trans Communities of Care (Adrian Ballou)
  • Queer Coalitions (Davey Shlasko)
  • [Un]cover Their Eyes!: The Intersection of TV and Sex Ed (LJ Beckenstein)
  • Speed Friending (Justin Kilian)

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Featured Presenter: Lourdes Ashley Hunter

6:00 p.m.: Dinner with Lourdes Ashley Hunter in the Faculty Lounge (QTPOC closed space)

9-11 p.m.: Cookie and Cupcake Decorating in the Center for Feminisms (a sub-free space to enjoy sweets and crafts)

9 p.m.-1 a.m: Masqueerade Dance in the Red Barn

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Clothing Swap in West Lecture Hall all day

Designated quiet space in Faculty Lounge all day (except 12n-2pm)

10:00-10:30 a.m.: Check-in and Registration

10:30-11:00 a.m.: Welcome Ceremony & Opening Performance with Cancer Rising (Devyn Manibo and Jesse Graves)

11:25-12:45 p.m.: Workshop Session 3

  • Community Support: Building Sustainable Ways to Support Each Other in Crisis (Shawn Tristan Powell)
  • Concepts of Kink (E Winter Tashlin)
  • Four I's of Oppression (Shannon DaSilva)
  • Help Make a Massachusetts Trans Activist College Network (Kelly Herbst, Mason Dunn)
  • I Just Need to Pee (Kailin Oarei)
  • Intro to Polyamory: Navigating Multiple Relationships (Kristen Winstead, Jeremy Winstead)
  • QPOC Empowerment: Fostering Community Across Campuses (Andrés Patino, Ramona East)
  • Queer Yoga (Chris Barcelos)
  • Trans* Health (Tim Cavanaugh, Fenway Health)

12:45-1:45 p.m.: Lunch provided-- pizza with vegetarian and vegan options

1:45-3:05 p.m.: Workshop Session 4

  • Connecting your campus with LGBTQ prisoners (Justin Adkins)
  • Femme Futures: Devising Multimedia Fem(me)ifestos (Devyn Manibo, Jesse Graves)
  • Out in the World (E Winter Tashlin)
  • Tacit Subjects: The ‘Closet’, Caribbean Identity, and Speaking the Unspeakable (Dianna Tejada)
  • There Is No "I" or "U" in "Queer Community" (Skramz Geist)
  • Trans Rights and Policies in Massachusetts (Mason Dunn)
  • Queer Families and Special Education: considering more than the IEP (Jeanette Beal)
  • Queerness, Videogames, and Geekery (Daniel Vasquez, Taylor Glickman)

3:15-4:45 p.m.: Keynote with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

5:05-6:15 p.m.: Workshop Session 5

  • All Queer in the Head: A Space for Discussion On and With the Mentally Ill LGBTQ+ Community (Justin Kilian)
  • Asexual Spectrum Caucus! (Sarah Duey)
  • Fenway
  • Cultivating Your Queer Writing Style (Meghan Tunno)
  • DIY Queer Cybersecurity (Safe Hub Collective)
  • Poly Family Panel (Michelle, Aimee, Micah, Ian and Laurel)
  • Presenting Outside the Binary (Marina Sterrer, Ness Bellini)
  • Zines! Putting consent into practice (Jena Duncan)

6:20 p.m. Closing Raffle and Cake!

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9 p.m.-1 a.m: Masqueerade Dance in the Red Barn

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