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Queeribbean Crossings: Confronting Gendered and Racialized Violence
December 9, 2022 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In recognition of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Day, join us for critical reflections and collaborative discussions on transnational cross-racial solidarities and multicultural performances through a queer and trans lens. The event features the NY premiere screening of short film “Gyal” (2022) by Ryan Persadie.
The mission of this one-day conference is to generate momentum around the queer and gender liberatory projects in the Caribbean and throughout the Caribbean diaspora by fostering deeper connections across generations, nationalities, ethnicities, and gender and sexual practices and identities, as well as across the academic, artistic, and activist communities that center LGBTQ+ Caribbean people’s experiences in their respective work. Following critical conversations during these initiatives, Queeribbean Crossings will center the intersections of cross-racial solidarity and intimate partner violence on themes of liberation, social justice, immigration, trans equity, decriminalization, mental health, HIV care, and other pertinent issues impacting Black, Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ Caribbean communities.
Hosted and organized by the Caribbean Equality Project, in partnership with the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium and Medgar Evers College, the conference will focus on confronting gendered and racialized violence to foster critical conversations and community-driven solutions. As we are caught in a difficult and precarious time of ongoing and colliding pandemics, we bring queer and trans Caribbean communities across the region and its diasporas to think collaboratively about what wellness, safety, healing, and care can feel and look like, particularly as we are caught up in the colliding forces, or crossings of violence. Queeribbean Crossings will provide critical and safe spaces to discuss, reflect, engage, and question our relationships as queer and trans Caribbean folks to our history, place, community values, and politics. In particular, our conference this year is built upon three key subject areas:
For more information visit https://www.caribbeanequalityproject.org/queeribbean-crossings
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