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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

The Intersection: Making Queer and Trans People of Color Visible in Racial Justice and LGBTQ+ Movements

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:35 AM–10:55 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
1 - Salon A/B
Workshop Description

Racial Justice and LGBTQ+ Equality are often talked about as two separate issues. But for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) those issues are inseparable. This 90 minute workshop will challenge the common practice of interacting with POC spaces as exclusively straight and LGBTQ+ spaces as white only. Participants will engage in a discussion regarding the idea of intersectionality and will engage in a timeline exercise. The second half of the workshop will focus on the best practices for engaging in intersectionality when working towards racial justice in the workplace. This is an advanced workshop for participants who already have a commitment and base understanding of allyship in both racial justice and LGBTQ+ justice.

Primary Contact

James McKenzie, Multnomah County Library

Workshop Presenter's Names

James McKenzie, Multnomah County Library
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Presenter Bio

James is a Miami born, self identified transman living in the Pacific Northwest. He has over 10 years of working with the LGBTQ+ community as well as over 15 years working within Communities of Color.