Queer & Trans People of Color Conference 2017
REGISTRATION is officially closed!
We are asking for $5-20 sliding scale registration fee per person. If you can afford to contribute $20 or more we greatly appreciate it! Registration fees will be used to fund food, conference swag and venue costs for QTPOCC.
Venmo: @UCSCQTPOCC- please also include the name and pronouns you would like listed on your conference name badge.
As some of you may know running a conference requires many hands! If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering for the conference please direct them to the forms below. Please note that we do not want QTPOC individuals volunteering for a conference that they are supposed to be enjoying. So we are asking our white queer/trans allies and our straight poc allies to volunteer for our conference. Volunteers will be required to attend a training that is designed to make sure the conference remains a safe space. Volunteering is only available for UCSC affiliates.
The 12th Annual Queer and Trans People of Color Conference will be May 5th-May 7th at UCSC and we need volunteers for all three days! Please fill out the following google form if you would like to volunteer:
All volunteers will be required to attend a training on May 3rd- location and time TBD!
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
Her presence in the spoken word world as a queer Samoan womyn and activist has granted her opportunities to perform in places ranging from the White House to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France. The most memorable moment in her career was receiving President Obama’s Champion of Change Award (2012) for her activism as a spoken word poet/organizer in her Pacific Islander community.
Terisa's writing blends the personal with the political in a way that calls for healing, courage, justice, and truth. Her work has been featured on CNN, NBCNews, NPR, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, The Guardian, BuzzFeedand Upworthy.
An alumnus of the University of California- Santa Cruz, she is a former UCSC Grand Slam Champion (2011), as well as a former member of the UCSC Poetry Slam Team (2010; 2011), helping her team place 2nd in the nation at the 10th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (2010). She is a 3-time member of the Da Poetry Lounge/Hollywood Slam team (2012; 2013; 2014), helping her team place 2nd in the nation at the National Poetry Slam (2013). When she's not competing, she is coaching college poetry slam teams and mentoring young writers in writing workshops.
Off stage, Terisa is involved in community organizing work revolving around issues such as youth advocacy, educational attainment, Pacific Islander/Indigenous rights, LGBTQQIA rights, gender-based violence, and other causes she is passionate about. She recently received her Masters in Marriage/Family Therapy from USC and aims to merge art and therapy in her career as a therapist/educator.
Define American Presents:
Prieto, a new autobiographical solo show in development
Written by Yosimar Reyes directed by Kat Evasco
Follow 8 year old Yosimar as he makes his journey navigating being undocumented and queer in East Side San Jose. His over protective grandmother recycles bottles and cans for a living, his chismosa vecinas peek from their windows as the neighborhood boys tease him for being feminine. To deal with the pressures of being a Diva in the hood Yosimar creates an imaginary world of books and 90’s R&B.
Short film screening of Libertad and Q&A with Alejandra to follow
"Twenty years ago, a young indigenous man fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States, running away from prejudice and in search of opportunities his hometown would have never provided while pledging to someday return to make things better for the loved ones left behind. Today, this resilient spirit is returning home as Alejandra, a transgender woman and healthcare advocate whose faith and love for her family has fueled her path towards breaking gender, faith, educational and transnational limitations.
Libertad is a transnational tale of solidarity and a look at the pivotal role allies played along Alejandra's journey to claim her place in the universe as she continues to help others find themselves. As her loved ones await Alejandra's return to the place she longs for yet sometimes fears, will her journey come full circle or will prejudice prevail?" film description taken from http://www.libertadfilm.com/
Chaz will be hosting our QTPOC Open Mic & performing some of their work!
chaz is a Black queer (BlaQ), multidisciplinary poet, educator, organizer, creative from the desert and cities of Southern California. Their work is informed by their interest of sharing truth, stories, and exploring identities, as an ever evolving Blaq, 1st generation academic, lovechild. He also identifies with being a #fixer, thanks to Scandal.
Check out some of chaz's writing at openlychaz.tumblr.com
Please note that the times listed below are tentative and things may shift closer to the conference date...
|Friday, May 5th, 2017|
|6pm-7pm||Registration & Open mic sign-ups||
Performing Arts Lot 126
Parking is $4/vehicle
QTPOC Open Mic
|Saturday, May 6th|
|8:30am-9:30am||Registration & Breakfast||
Classroom Unit 2
|Hahn Student Services Lot 101
|Keynote #1: Terisa Siagatonu|
|11:30am-1pm||Workshop Session #1||Social Sciences 1 & 2||N/A|
|3pm-4:30pm||Workshop Session #2||
Social Sciences 1 & 2
|4:40pm-5:10pm||Workshop Session #3|
|5:45pm-6:45pm||Alejandra Santiag0- short film and Q&A||
Performing Arts Lot 126
(Parking is $4/vehicle)
|7pm-8:30pm||Yosimar Reyes, "Prieto" performance|
|Sunday, May 7th|
|9am-10am||Brunch||Oakes Learning Center||
(Free on the weekends)
|10am-11am||Caucus session #1||
Oakes Lower Lawn
|11am-12pm||Caucus session #2|
HOTELS & COMMUNITY HOUSING
We have blocked off a few rooms at the following hotels in Santa Cruz at a discounted rate for QTPOCC attendees. Some UCSC students are also offering community housing in their dorms, apartments, homes off campus for folks not traveling with university contingents. For more information about community housing please contact the QTPOCC planning committee directly at email@example.com
Community Housing for students
Please fill out this form if you are interested in staying with a UCSC student during the conference.
If you're a UCSC student and would like to offer your room, couch, living room etc. for conference attendees, please fill out this form!
Book directly by April 24th: contact (831) 425-5455
2250 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
PARKING ON CAMPUS
Free Parking After 5pm and weekends in the three Remote lots (East, West, and North).
FRIDAY, MAY 5th
7-9PM- Performing Arts Parking Lot 126
Parking is $4 per vehicle. There will be parking attendants seeling permits in the lot.
SATURDAY, MAY 6th
- Hahn Student Services Parking Lot 101 is FREE all day
- East/West Remote parking lots are FREE all day, but both locations are a short hike to each venue.
- 5-9pm- Parking is $4 per vehicle. There will be parking attendants selling permits at the lot entrance.
SUNDAY, MAY 7th
The West Remote parking lot next to Oakes College is FREE all day
Traveling in large groups by bus?
There will be designated parking lots for busses to park. Information will be posted closer to the conference date.
Santa Cruz City Bus
There are multiple city buses that bring you to campus from the downtown Santa Cruz metro station. The bus fare is $2 one-way trip & $6 for a day pass.
The #16 bus is recommended if you are close to downtown Santa Cruz or staying along Laurel/Mission street.
The #19 bus passes by the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and goes up Bay ave.
More information will be posted regarding bus stops on campus soon…