Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Travel & On-Site Registration for QTPOC Conference February 28-29 @ UC Riverside




Friday Check-In for Opening with Angelica Ross:
We highly recommend you arrive by 6pm at the HUB 302 Lobby to check into the conference and get wrist-banded to enter HUB 302 for the Opening with Angelica Ross. Because this event is also open to the UCR campus and the community, we can only hold reserved conference attendee seating until 6:30pm on Friday.

Location:
The QTPOC Conference will be held on the UC Riverside campus in the Highlander Union Building (HUB). For a detailed map of the entire UCR campus, click here. Please note the construction site you will need to walk around between Lot 1 and the HUB, in the image above.

Parking:
Parking is FREE!! Attendants will be giving out free permits on Friday 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 11am in Lot 1. Please tell the parking attendant you are attending the QTPOC Conference and you will be given a free parking permit for the day. If you arrive after these times, stop at the Info Kiosk next to Lot 1 on W. Campus Drive to pay for your permit at the Info Kiosk window Saturday.


On-Site Registration
  • The On-Site Registration Rate to attend Saturday’s events is $20, cash only. Friday’s opening is free.
  • The Registration table will be located in the Lobby outside HUB 302 and will be available starting at 6pm on Friday and at 9am on Saturday.
  • Please note that the student group QTPOC of UCR can accept cash ONLY. They cannot accept credit cards, payment apps, checks, or any other form of payment. Several ATMs are located next to the HUB. A receipt can be provided upon request.
  • Those who register On-Site are not reserved a box lunch or t-shirt. However, we will give away extra box lunches and t-shirts on Saturday. The Habit restaurant is also open on Saturday to purchase your own food. We have plenty of morning hospitality for all.
  • Group Registration only applies to people who registered online by the deadline. We cannot swap out registered names if someone cancels.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Angelica Ross to open QTPOC Conference at UCR on February 28


ASPB and the 15th Annual QTPOC Conference present Live, Work, Pose with Angelica Ross at a free event on Friday, February 28, 2020 on the UC Riverside campus.

From the board room to film/TV sets to the Obama White House to the National Trans Visibility March in Washington D.C., Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality. She portrayed the character Candy Ferocity in the hit FX series Pose and is currently starring as psychologist Donna Chambers in American Horror Story: 1984.

Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an organization that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training and digital work. Through TransTech Social Enterprises, Ross creates social impact and brings economic empowerment to marginalized trans and LGBTQI+ communities. In September 2019, Ross also became the first openly transgender person to host an American presidential forum.

Ross will speak in HUB 302 at 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Free parking is available in Lot 1. ASL interpretation provided. DoctorJonPaul will moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board, QTPOCC Committee, Chicano Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, HUB Cultural Events, Residence Life, Dance Department, and the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Workshop schedule announced for QTPOC Conference on Feb 29, 2020

QTPOC Conference participants may attend workshops over three sessions on Saturday. Read the full workshop descriptions here.


SESSION 1
11:45am to 1:00pm
  • Anti-Blackness 101: Reparations, Representation, and Respecting Black Existence
  • Art & Empowerment: An Interactive Collaborative Workshop
  • Central American Activist History and Contemporary Activism
  • Coming Out and Living as a Queer Asian Pacific Islander
  • Encuentros Disidentes: Social Movements & Identities in Latin America
  • I'm Here: Mindfulness Circle
  • Intersections of Oppression: Disability & Race
  • LGBTQ+ & Study Abroad with Mini Fair
  • Sex Ed 101/201
  • Trash Talk: Toxic Masculinity & Centering Femmes 101


SESSION 2
2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Decolonizing "Coming Out"
  • Intersectional Poetics
  • On the Catwalk - The importance of Realness, Ovahness & Shade in Voguing & Runway
  • Sex Ed 301
  • Spilling the Chai
  • Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace


SESSION 3
3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • An Analysis of Black and Latinx Queer History
  • Brujeria and Conjure: An Exploration of How Your Ancestors Worshipped Before Colonization and the Enslavement
  • Decolonization, Indigenization, Self-Determination: Looking Beyond Land Acknowledgements
  • Decolonizing Our Desires
  • Embracing Vulnerability & Finding Community: How to Lead Authentic Lives Filled w/ Support
  • Harnessing Light and Darkness as Mirrored Fatality: How queer of color performance can be harnessed for collective healing
  • Latinx Queer Punks
  • Why is Placing Happiness in the hands of LGBTQ Students Alone Not Enough? (A Qualitative Research on Why it is Crucial to Create A More Inclusive Campus Climate)





Saturday, February 8, 2020

Online Registration Extended to Tuesday, February 11 for QTPOCC at UCR

Join the 570+ people already registered to attend the 15th Annual Queer Trans People of Color Conference, hosted by UC Riverside on February 28-29, 2020, by registering online. The Registration Deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 11. Click here for more registration info and the link to the online registration form.

In order to be covered by campus Group Registration rates, you must register by February 11. The Individual Registration rate is $20/person. Only attendees who register online by February 11 will be reserved a box lunch and t-shirt.

The QTPOC Conference includes workshops and speakers Jade Phoenix Martinez and Bamby Salcedo on Saturday, and requires registration to attend. Friday's Opening is free and open to all, and the speaker will be announced soon.

The QTPOC Conference is brought to you by the student QTPOCC Committee, Chicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center. Learn more about the history of the conference here.

Thank you to Alexis Meza for the conference artwork.

Artwork by Alexis Meza

Thursday, February 6, 2020

QTPOC Conference features Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo
The 15th Annual Queer Trans People of Color Conference, hosted by UC Riverside on February 28-29, 2020, will feature Bamby Salcedo during Saturday’s events.

Bamby Salcedo is a national and international transgender Latina Woman and President of the TransLatin@ Coalitiona national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latinxs in the U.S. Bamby has served and participated in many local, national and international organizations and planning groups. This work mediates intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, social class, HIV+ status, immigration status and more. She is also “Madrina de Honor” of UCR’s ¡Presente! Conference, inspiring students to follow in her footsteps in activism and community investment.

“It’s important that we see our humanity in one another and that we decolonize our minds. We don’t have to live by those beliefs that we have been taught, we can make our own judgments, and see that trans people are people. Once you get to know someone who is trans, you’ll see that trans people are magical in nature and we’re bad-asses.” – Bamby Salcedo, LGBTQNation Interview

The QTPOCC online Registration deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020. Register to hear Bamby speak and to join over 430 people (so far) in community at QTPOCC.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

QTPOC Conference features Jade Phoenix Martinez and her film HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW

Jade Phoenix and Alaizah
The 15th Queer Trans People of Color Conference, hosted by UC Riverside on February 28-29, 2020, will feature Jade Phoenix Martinez during Saturday’s events. Jade Phoenix will screen her film HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW during the morning welcome, and engage in a Q&A about the film. The QTPOCC online Registration deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020 - click here for more information on registering.

Tender and bold, HOW TO MAKE A RAINBOW observes a young girl (Alaizah) and her mother (Jade) over two years as they journey through the realities of a parent in transition.The story centers around Alaizah and her process of figuring out what to call her ‘papa,’ who is in the beginning years of a gender transition.Together they navigate homelessness, Jade’s exploration of gender, as well as the daily joys and struggles of growing up. In its timely exploration of our perceived limits of love, gender expression, motherhood and childhood, this film invites us to let Alaizah be our guide as we learn and unlearn alongside her the limits and possibilities of identity and connection.

Jade Phoenix Martinez is a Queer, Trans, Femme, First-Generation Filipinx-American, Keynote Speaker, Performance Poet, Film Producer, Educator, Writer and Parent. Jade’s work is a poetic expression rooted in the multiple identities she holds and how they intersect with her day-to-day fight for collective liberation, while boldly creating art and cultural content in hopes of bringing queer and trans stories into today’s current social, political and cultural landscapes. Jade Phoenix is a fierce story and truth teller, a vulnerable and dynamic performance poet, an informative and engaging film producer and activist and has utilized her platform and art to shift and create much needed conversation and dialogue, specifically for trans women/femme and gender non conforming people of color in the arts, higher education, and film.


500 Folx attend QTPOC Conference at UCR and it's magnificent

Folx attending the 15th Queer Trans People of Color Conference at UC Riverside on February 29, 2020.