Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with featured speaker Kim Katrin Milan

Date/Time
10/06/2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Please Note: This event has sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis if space becomes available.

kim-katrin-milan-1100-by-400Join award-winning educator, activist, writer and artist Kim Katrin Milan, for

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:

AllofUsorNoneofUs.eventbrite.com

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 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 aamoore@ucsd.edu.

 

PARKING INFORMATION

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins parking structure. More information on parking on campus.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 northbound.
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
5. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

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