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A Man By My Own Design: Reimagining Masculinity From a Trans Experience
Thursday, February 23rd | 6:00-7:00pm
BERT 130 (85 Waterman Street)
Join writer, speaker and activist Tiq Milan as he talks about his experience as a Black trans man navigating masculinity with intentionality. In a society where gender roles often lead to toxic masculinity, Milan discusses being a “man of his own design” where he re-constructs masculinity from a feminist perspective.
Radical Black Love: A Political Act
Friday, February 24th | 5:30-6:30pm
Churchill House Basspas (155 Angell Street)
Join Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan for an exciting, thought-provoking talk about Blackness, queerness, and love in the face of adversity - both how it can heal and be a radical act of resistance. Tiq and Kim will speak to their experiences as a transgender man and a queer woman, and discuss love as a means of liberation.
For more information, please see the Facebook event.
**Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Department of American Studies, the Pembroke Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre.**
Queer of Color Film Festival
March 12-April 9
with Black Heritage Series and Women’s History Series
Screening of KIKI (Dir. Sara Jordenö, 2016)
Sunday, March 12th | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leung Gallery (2nd Floor Faunce)
in partnership with the Student Activities Office
Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing. Pizza will be served.
The Same Difference (2015), screening with director Nneka Onourah
Sunday, March 19th | 4:00-6:00pm
The Same Difference explores categorization and discrimination within the black lesbian community. Pizza will be served.
Screening of Major! (Dir. Annalise Ophelian, 2015)
Sunday, April 9th | 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Major! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Pizza will be served.
Out For Lunch with Jamal Lewis
Thursday, March 16th | 12:00-1:00 pm
LGBTQ Center (3rd floor of Faunce)
A casual discussion about race, gender, desire, and bodypositivity.
No Fats, No Femmes
Thursday, March 16th | 7:00-8:00 pm
Petteruti Lounge (2nd floor of Faunce)
Jamal Lewis explores the politics of desire and body love. Clips from their documentary, No Fats No Femmes, will be used to interrogate desire and the ways in which it is deeply informed by media, pop culture, and capitalism through interviews, archival research, and performance. The film critically engages the phrase “no fats, no femmes,” which is popularly used on queer social networking/dating sites to describe one’s dating preferences, through the personal narrative(s) of 5 Black and Brown gender-non-conforming, queer, trans, fat, femme, and disabled people.
Radical Joy & Politicized Art (a conversation with StaceyAnn Chin)
Friday, April 14th | 4:00-5:30 pm
Churchill House Baspas, 155 Angell St.
A conversation with StaceyAnn Chin and Africana graduate students Warren Harding and Katsi Roriguez about "Radical Joy." Reception to follow discussion.
Saturday, April 15th | 7:00 pm
Churchill House Basspas, 155 Angell St
with the Black Lavender Experience
MotherStruck! sets forth Staceyann Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a “serious, stable financial set up,” but wants to have a child. Told through Chin’s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience.