New information posted!

We’ve updated information regarding lodging, entertainment, and our schedule for the 2017 Midwest Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color Conference.

Annoucements regarding our opening and keynote speakers will be coming soon!

Looking forward to seeing you all in April!

-2017 MQTIPOCC Planning Committee

A Message for our QTIPOC Family

We want to begin by saying that we are here for all of you. We know that this country was never made for people like us. It has never operated in a way that was in support of us. This is not new – we know it and we’re sure you do as well.

We believe that we need to be in solidarity with each other now more than ever to fight against tyranny, bigotry, and hate. We have to show love for each other and practice self-care and self-love as well as community care and love. We need you to know that you matter. Your life matters. Your mental health, emotions, and physical well-being matter.

We do not blame you for your anger, hurt, tears, or sadness. We would not dare ask or tell you to feel anything different. We will not push hope on you because we understand the feeling of being hopeless. Others may try to gaslight you. It is okay to let them go and cut them off for your own safety. Your survival is resistance in every form.

We encourage you to organize with others if you have the capacity to do so. We encourage you to protest and engage in civil disobedience. We encourage you to support indigenous-owned and POC-owned businesses. We encourage you to donate what you can to pro-POC, pro-wom, pro-LGBTQ, pro-indigenous, pro-Muslim, pro-Jewish, pro-immigrant, and pro-marginalized communities organizations. We encourage you to call out others if you are in a position where you feel safe enough to do so. We encourage you to take up the space you deserve and embrace your identities loudly and proudly. We encourage you to go out for positions of leadership wherever you are able to ensure that your voice is heard.

Do your best to stay safe. Even though we may not know all of you by name, know that we love and care for you. We will continue to work to create a space for you and just for you. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Love,

Your Midwest Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color Conference Planning Committee

 

Registration Forms OPEN!

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Midwest Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color Conference!

Find the form in the registration tab or fill out the form below!

Queer Artists of Color Submission Interest Form now open!

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QTPOC is searching for Queer and/or Trans Artists of Color to showcase in an Art Gallery specifically for uplifting and celebrating Queer and/or Trans Artists of Color and their work. The gallery will be held alongside the 2017 Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color Conference April 28th-April 30th. We are accepting all forms of media including but not limited to: print, painting, drawing, music, film, fashion, spoken-word, other forms of digital media, and much more. We will work with whatever you are willing to submit. This search is not limited to the Columbia, Missouri area. Don’t hold back and don’t doubt yourself. You and your work are good enough! Submissions are due by March 28th, 2017. If you are interested and want more information, please email us at mizzouqtpoc@gmail.com.