Please Note: This event has sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis if space becomes available.
All of Us or None of Us: Intersections and Allyship.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Seating is limited, so RSVP at:
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
This presentation explores multiple intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community—including race, gender and ability—as powerful sites of community organizing. Milan approaches activism as an important agent for changing systems and examines how diverse groups have different bases of accountability and issues they mobilize around. By establishing a shared language and deconstructing systems of oppression, Milan emphasizes the importance of sustainability and self-care. Drawing on her background as the daughter of a librarian and one of the owners of the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world, Milan addresses the cultural shifts made by Queer and Trans folks, using current social media-based examples. Attendees will gain a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others, and tangible strategies for solidarity and how to act in allyship.
Kim Katrin Milan is a queer, multi-racial womyn of color, and the co-founder and Executive Director of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color and allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration. She has ten years of local and international community development experience, and recently hosted Laverne Cox at “Supporting Our Youth,” a dialogue for LGBTQ youth. Kim also engages in community-based healing initiatives including teaching Queer and Brown Girls Yoga, and retreats for femme-identified Folks of Colour and Indigenous Folks. She is also one of the owners of the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.
LGBTQ History Month is an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, as well as the history of the gay rights movement. Alongside Milan’s lecture, the Library will feature an art wall with posters of queer activists of color, works by LGBTQ poets of color from the Archive for New Poetry will be on display, and recent books on the diverse intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community will be available for check out. The exhibit runs from October 1 -November 3, 2016 on the second (main) floor of the Geisel Library building in the East Wing.
This event is proudly sponsored by:
UC San Diego Library, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Black Studies Project, the Cross Cultural Center, the Critical Gender Studies Program, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, the LGBT Resource Center, and the Women’s Center.
For more information, contact Alanna Aiko Moore at (858) 822-5918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.