Are we, as QTPOC, a strong arm of a bigger movement (such as the mainstream gay movement) or are we leading a movement of our own? At our national BOLD Gathering, we will talk about movements and organizing and leadership as the US population changes to majority people of color. How can we, as QTPOC people, affect the creation and direction of a movement that brings about the change for which we dream and work? What do we need to know?
Panelists: Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, Malachi Larrabee-Garza
This moment we are in, when the world is undergoing great upheaval and change, offers great opportunities and challenges for us. Some examples of opportunities are the fast ways to communicate and connect through technology; an US that will soon be majority people of color; an increased interest in queer relationships and their place in society; people rising up around the world to claim their freedom. Some examples of challenges are the failed economy and the increase of unemployed and poor people; the attack on immigrants; the growth of the rightwing and the power it has found in the Tea Party; and tensions between and among communities of color. What’s our movement moment? What skills and understandings do we need to meet it?
Panelists: Trishala Deb, Kenyon Farrow