j_d_b (j_d_b) wrote in queerconference,

FREE conference in Brooklyn, NY, USA

Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
12 noon - 8 pm
Brooklyn College Student Center
in our beautiful 7th Floor Penthouse with outdoor deck


FREE and open to the public (community members must register online)
FREE lunch and snacks
FREE rapid HIV testing 12-3pm
ASL interpreting services will be provided
Access to gender-neutral bathrooms will be provided

As Brooklyn College celebrates its first year housing CUNY's first and only undergraduate LGBTQ Studies program, the BC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is proud to present QUEERING BROOKLYN: Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings.

On April 27, 2010, students, scholars, and local community members will come together to address issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities in Brooklyn.  The conference will include presentations, panels, film, and performance art examining topics of immigration, police and interpersonal violence and community response, queer and trans youth in the public education system, and more.  Guests include keynote speaker Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University, performer Ignacio Rivera, and activists and community leaders from FIERCE, SOS Collective, Audre Lorde Project, Immigration Equality, APICHA, and GLSEN.

We present this day of scholarship, art, and dialogue to assert that even at a time when public institutions such as CUNY are under attack and our national LGBTQ agenda leaves so many behind, we as students and New Yorkers will continue to strive toward a broader vision, conversation, and representation of our communities. In this vein, QUEERING BROOKLYN is free and open to the public.


12:15 - 2:15pm - Film screening of Fenced OUT with community organizers from FIERCE and SOS Collective  / FREE LUNCHEON

2:15 - 3:30pm - Keynote address by Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University

3:40 - 4:55pm - LGBTQ Immigration and Transnational Realities: panel with community members and activist from Immigration Equality, Audre Lorde Project, APICHA and screening of short film Sexual Exiles

5:05 - 6:20pm - Guest workshop for educators by trainers from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

6:30 - 8:00pm - "It's Complicated" - A mixed-media performance by Ignacio Rivera

View our website for the complete program: http://www.BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com/conference.


For more information and to register for the conference, please, visit http://www.BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com/conference.
Community members are required to register to attend this FREE conference.


The conference will take place in the Brooklyn College Student Center, located on Campus Road between Amersfort Place and E 27th Street.  The nearest subway stop is "Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College" on the 2/5 train.

All day-time programming will take place in the Penthouse, 7th Floor.
Evening performance will take place in the Bedford Lounge, 2nd Floor.
FREE rapid HIV testing will take place 12-3pm in the Cosmic Lounge, 5th Floor.

The Brooklyn College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is an organization for queer and trans students and our allies.  For more information about the conference and our organization, please, contact us at conference@BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com.

QUEERING BROOKLYN community outreach flyer can be downloaded here:
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