On Saturday I had the great pleasure of presenting my "Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Black Bi Histories and Culture (with games!)" workshop at the BlaqOUT Conference hosted by University of California, Riverside.
In a fun turn of events I was honored with the opportunity to read some poetry to close out the conference. I chose "This Love Has Always Existed" which I originally wrote as part of my appeareance in the 2006 Emmy winning reality docu-series, "Black. White." It is wonderful to see the changes we've had for LGBT people in the last ten years, even if our road is not finished and our path yet complete.
I was also extremely honored to take a selfie with BlaqOUT Conference keynote speaker, Mandy Carter. Mandy Carter is a Durham, North Carolina African-American lesbian social justice activist with a 45-year movement history of social, racial and LGBT justice organizing since 1968. Ms. Carter helped co-found two groundbreaking organizations: Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).
Dropbox link to the "Intersection Electric" presentation is here if you'd like to educate yourself on the rich history of black, bisexual culture and queerness!
|BiNet USA M&M's proved popular!|
|Photo credit: BlaqOUT Conference, University of California, Riverside|
|BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham with Mandy Carter, NBJC and SONG co-founder|