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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Things are coming together!


Things are coming together!
Get ready for the
5th BlaqOUT Conference
@UC Riverside
April 27-28, 2018



BTW ...

I know you all are really excited for the 5th BlaqOUT Conference!
However, here is an updated list of other conferences and retreats
to keep you occupied until we are all together again.


2017-18 California Conferences & Retreats

Upcoming National / Regional Conferences

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shane Ortega, the Army’s First Openly Trans Soldier






Shane Ortega
the Army’s First Openly Trans Soldier
To Speak at UC Riverside
Monday, November 13, 7pm @ HUB 302





In 2015, Shane Ortega is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant, and is the first openly trans soldier in the U.S. Military. He served three combat tours and has been on over 400 combat missions. He has lobbied nationally against the ban on transgender military service, that was removed during the Obama administration but reinstated by President Trump. Shane works nationwide with noted LGBTQ activist organizations on trans equality. Shane has been featured in The Advocate, The Huffington Post and on CNN for his expertise and visibility in his field. Sergeant Shane Ortega will tell his story of bravery and trailblazing for trans military inclusion.



ASL interpretation provided.
Presented by Veterans’ Services, ASPB, and the LGBTRC.
This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Melanin Monday with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins

Hello All,

I know you all are patiently waiting for the the BlaqOUT Conference 2018 at UC Riverside!

However, here is something for you to do if you happen to be in or around the Riverside, Ca area on Monday, October 16, 2017.


MON (10/16) = Melanin Monday with Dr. Jon Paul Higgins, 3pm – 4pm@ 133 Costo Hall (ASP)



UC Riverside Address: 900 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92521
Driving Directions from Highway 60 Exit at University Avenue and turn Left Turn right at the light onto West Campus Drive.  Stop at the information kiosk and ask for directions to Costo Hall and to get information on where to park.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Other conferences and retreats 2017-2018



I know you all are really excited for the 5th BlaqOUT Conference!
However, here are other conferences and retreats
to keep you occupied until we are all together again.

See you all in 2018!
5th BlaqOUT Conference
April 27-28, 2018
@ UC Riverside



2017-18 California Conferences & Retreats

Upcoming National / Regional Conferences

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BlaqOut2017!

So many wonderful beings!

Love. Love. Love.




See you all in 2018!
5th BlaqOUT Conference
April 27-28, 2018
@ UC Riverside



Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Conference Registration: 
Workshop/Presentation/BlaqTalk:
To apply to do a workshop or BlaqTalk :
 https://goo.gl/forms/dEqGYz7RsmktZcBi2

Host Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites,
1771 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA 95616
Call and reference BlaqOut conference Group for $179.10 - 2 queen bed room rate (per night)
We have 15 rooms reserved.
Note: This particular weekend will be quite busy as it’s UC Davis annual Picnic Day, so hotels will books fast.  Rooms must be booked by March 7, to receive the group discount.




Thursday, January 19, 2017

UC Davis To Host 2017 BlaqOUT Conference





We are excited to announce that the 4th Annual BlaqOUT Conference will take place April 21-23 at the University of California, Davis. The three day conference is designed to create a networking, empowerment and critical community building opportunity for folks within the Black/African Diaspora and LGBTQIA+ community.

This is a structured conference featuring workshops from undergraduate and graduate scholars, staff, community members and activists with identities within the BlaQueer Diaspora. This year's BlaqOUT conference will be FREE to attend, with a capacity of 150 people. The 2017 theme is  Love My BlaQness and Yours Too!

So, why I Love My BlaQness and Yours Too? This year we want to celebrate the many manifestations, ethnicities, languages, hxstories, shades, and even curl-patterns of Blackness/BlaQness. We celebrate that Blackness/BlaQness is not monolithic.

Need To Knows
The UC Davis BlaqOUT committee is working hard to uphold the BlaqOUT legacy of #BlaQexcellence. As of right now, here are things to know:

Date:
Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Location:
UC Davis
Theme:
I Love my BlaQness and Yours too
Registration Cost:
FREE with capacity for 150 
Application Release Date:
February 3, 2017
Workshop Proposal Application:
February 3, 2017
Registration Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Confirmed speakers/entertainment:



BlaqOUT Website:

BlaqOUT Facebook Page:

BlaqOUT Conference 2017 Email:
blaqoutconference@gmail.com

BlaqOUT 2017 UC Davis Committee
#StayBlaQ! 
  • Tori Ann Marie Ameyamor Porter, Community Coordinator, LGBTQIA Resource Center
  • Mat Adrienne-Marielle Talton, Community Coordinator, LGBTQIA Resource Center
  • Charlie Monique Anderle, Identity Development Coordinator, Student Recruitment & Retention 
  • Danté Larmont Williams, UC Davis Scholar & Community Darling
  • Chaz Ashley Cruz, Assistant Director, LGBGTQIA Resource Center
  • Monae Roberts, Program Coordinator Cross Cultural Center

  • Karimi Ndwiga, Community Programmer, Womxn’s Research and Resource Center

History
The BlaqOUT Conference was founded in 2014 by Toi Thibodeaux of UC Riverside's LGBT Resource Center.