Saturday, September 8th, 2018 • 9 am to 6 pm
Wayne State University Student Center • Detroit, MI [MAP]
Please join us for a day that centers the voices of queer and trans* people of color!
The Queering Racial Justice program is for people of all gender identities, sexual orientations and racial identities to join together and:
- Learn more about how race and racism have shaped mobilizing and advocacy efforts in Detroit, MI;
- Celebrate how Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) movement building has endured through time and flourishes today;
- Provide healing and reflection spaces for leaders and organizers; and
- Deepen our leadership skills as community workers to center racial justice in our work.
Art by Wriply M. Bennet for Queering Racial Justice Institute
Plenary — Sacred Activism: Preparing the Mind, Body and Spirit for the Work of Racial Justice
The City of Detroit has a long rich history of the people responding to the challenges surrounding race, class and social inequities. During this opening session, participants will be invited to share their current realities as we learn from the past of resistance and activism that leads to a future grounded in life energy.
- Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Senior Pastor and Teacher, Metropolitan Community Church Detroit
- Emani Love, Street Outreach Worker and Drop-in Center Staff, and Facilitator of Trans*Peace, Ruth Ellis Center
Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow