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QWOC Talk: Discussion on Masculinity within Queer and Trans Communities of Color
Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Reframing Masculinity: A Discussion on Masculinity within Queer/Trans Communities of Color
Please Note: EVERYONE is welcome to attend this discussion. However, we will be focusing on masculinity within people of color communities, which means that non-POC (on either side of the gender spectrum) are allies in this space.
WHAT In the next installment of the QWOC Talk series, QWOC+ Boston will be facilitating a discussion to understand and challenge our ideas of masculinity.
WHO We welcome participants from all parts of the gender spectrum to join the conversation and share your experience(s) with masculinity, whether as trans men, studs, bois, high femmes, gay boys, in-betweeners, all or none of the above. Together we can work to understand and move towards transforming these ideas within ourselves and within our communities.
HOW The discussion will be held in workshop format; we will open as a larger group then break into smaller affinity groups (twice within the larger discussion) in order to build a deeper understanding of normative concepts of masculinity within our communities.
WHY Our aim is to highlight and redefine perceptions of masculinity, specifically within communities of color, while working to understand our personal identity in relation to the messages we receive from society about masculinity.
*We recommend that you register to reserve your spot ASAP as we can accommodate no more than 75 participants. For questions or inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't wait till Nov 20th? We encourage you to jump right into the conversation on our blog: http://www.qwocboston.org.
About QWOC+ Boston: Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) is a volunteer-run social justice organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people of color and allies in the Greater Boston area, and the host committee of QWOC Week, New England's (and the nation's) only multicultural pride festival for LGBTQ women of color.
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Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston)
QWOC+ Boston is a social networking organization dedicated to increasing diversity by creating and sustaining safe spaces for LGBTQ women of color and allies in the Greater Boston area.
We've hosted numerous facilitated discussions and workshops; planned seminars and coordinated weekend conferences; produced live performance shows and exhibitions; hosted film screenings and literary readings; we're the organizers of QWOC Week, a week-long festival featuring a variety of events intended to increase visibility for LGBTQI people of color and allies, and we throw one helluva party during Boston pride.
Join the movement. Visit http://www.qwocboston.org/