The curators of the Axis Mundo exhibit will discuss the people, places, events, and art work of queer Chicano artists from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Many of the artists hail from our surrounding communities and their work makes visible the “queer networks” forged across this time frame and weaves through the Chicano and LGBT movements.
A panel of American Indian community members and scholars discuss the Indian Child Welfare Act legislation, designed to protect the rights of children and families when there is involvement with the protective services system. Blessing ceremony at 3:30 pm. Panel at 4:30 pm.
Pronounced as “cutie pock,” stands for queer and trans people of color. QTPOC Thursdays is a weekly gathering space for queer and trans people of color to ask questions, explore, and dialogue about gender, sexuality, race, ableism, politics, pop culture and so much more every Thursday.
Journalist Clay Cane shares from his collection of personal essays on the nuances of race, class, gender, sexuality, and faith in society. With honesty and humor, Cane candidly reflects on the heartbreaking, triumphant, and unforgettable moments in the lives of people of color who identify as LGBT and also as people with a religious/spiritual life.
Audre Lorde, acclaimed black lesbian feminist poet and activist, died 25 years ago this month (Nov. 17, 1992). Little is known about her years in Berlin, near the end of her life, where she ignited the Afro-German Movement and encouraged a generation of black German women to assert their identities and rights in a society that attempted to silence and isolate them. Directed by Dagmar Schultz, 2012, 79 minutes.
The Women of Color Conference explores women's identities and experiences, as well as issues related to empowering women, political involvement, community activism, and personal wellness. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Cross Cultural Centers front desk or online at http://www.calstatelausu.org/ccc.php.