Tuesday, March 05, 2013

BECAUSE Conference Call For Proposals

BECAUSE will be held June 7th, 8th and 9th at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

One BIG thing will be the combination of BECAUSE with BiReConUSA. What's that you say? BiReConUSA is an academic research conference on bisexuality  It is a fantastic opportunity to find out the latest on what's going on regarding bisexual research. 

  • Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Meg Barker (http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/staff/people-profile.php?name=Meg_Barker), founding member of BiUK and author of "Rewriting the Rules". Here's Meg giving an introduction to bisexuality research in the United Kingdom!
  • BOP has sponsored a new Bi Needs Assessment of Minnesota and the results will be presented by the lead researcher, Bill Burleson.
  • Bi films will be shown throughout the conference and Sunday will feature the World Premiere of "QUEER!", an original play of monologues giving voice to the too often voiceless members of LGBTQQIIAA communities, written and produced by Gadfly Theatre Productions. 

BECAUSE invites YOU to participate in this incredible opportunity!   We need workshops for our community like: Bi* 101, Trans* 101, Coming Out, Bi People of Color, Being Trans and Bi, and How to be an Ally.  We also need workshops for our allies like our monosexual partners/spouses, co-workers, and other folks who want to support us but may not be sure how to. 
We want to celebrate every single one of us! We want to provide the tools for us all to not just be out, but to be out, happy and THRIVING! What's the ideas you have that work?

Go to http://www.becauseconference.org/BECAUSE-WORKSHOPS.html and  enter your information. Workshop applications will close April 1st, so don't delay!

If anyone has questions, do not hesitate to email me at Louahq@gmail.com


Lou Hoffman
BECAUSE community programming