New Series! Queer with Melanin Poppin'

A Workshop Series for LGBTQ+/Two-Spirit Students of Color & their Allies

Exploring Self & Community: Who I Am. Who We Are.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017: 6-8 pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave

Our identities move with us through the world in ways that simultaneously provide us with a powerful sense of pride, ebb and flow as we evolve, and can be sources of pain and uncertainty. In this session, geared towards students who identify as LGBTQ+/Two-Spirit and people of color, we will name the intersections of our social identities related to race, gender and sexual orientation. In this naming we will consider how we experience these identities in the University of Chicago community and how our experiences support and/or hinder our ability to build community here. This session will be facilitated by Kendra Malone (she/her), Director of LGBTQ Student Life.

Body Devotion: Uplifting Our Health
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017: 6-8 pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave

How do you feel about your body as a LGBTQ+/Two-Spirit person of color? How do you think about the health of your body? Engage with your body? Andrew Richardson (he/him) MSN, APN an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with the University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for HIV Elimination will lead a discussion on health considerations specific to our needs. To make the most out of our time together complete the brief survey to identify the health topics you would most like to have addressed which is included in the registration information.
 

Re-Envisioning Resilience: Shedding Light on Internalized Homophobia & Racism
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017: 6-8 pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave

Using exercises from the Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.), as created by Brazilian activist and educator Augusto Boal, participants will take a self-reflective journey into their own internalized bias’ in relation to their race, gender and sexual orientation. Through movement and play we will both identify these internalized beliefs while also exploring strategies for releasing and healing these limiting views of ourselves. Note that this session will ask participants tap into emotional experiences that can be extremely challenging, with this in mind it is strongly encouraged that participants have also attended the first two sessions in the series. Adia Gooden, Ph.D. (she/her) clinical psychologist in Student Counseling Services will be available for student support as necessary. This session will be facilitated by Kendra Malone (she/her), Director of LGBTQ Student Life and trained T.O. “Joker”.
 

Registration Required. Please do so here.