Identifying as a queer youth of color can sometimes be overwhelming! There are the wonderful moments of love and pride and joy, but there may also be times when we’ve felt sad, alone, hopeless, angry, threatened, unsafe, or attacked. How tough does life get when, on top of school, family, friends, and drama(!), we’re also forced to deal with racism, classism, sexism, and homo/trans/queer-phobia in our communities? When it sometimes might seem as if the world just wants us to stop, shut down, shut up, and disappear, what are we, as a generation of queer teens of color to do in the face of oppression and struggle? How can we still find meaning in our complex identities, empower ourselves, foster growth in our community, and pursue higher education? UCSD’s Queer People of Color (QPOC) invites you to our 10th annual QPOC High School Conference: “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!” to share dialogue, meet students from across San Diego, and discuss issues such as identity, leadership, higher education, community, and activism.
Can’t stop resisting, won’t stop persisting.
Can’t stop living, won’t stop existing.
Can’t stop loving, won’t stop learning.
Can’t stop dreaming, won’t stop BEING the fabulous queer youth of color we are.
UCSD QPOC High School Conference 2011: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: University of California, San Diego
Check-in and registration begins promptly at 8:00 AM in the Cross-Cultural Center, Communidad Room in Price Center East.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. This conference is provided at no cost, and is open to all students, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the conference, please fill out this form completely. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be seen by the QPOC HSC conference staff. The deadline for all registration applications is Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm.