Laverne Cox is a Emmy nominee, June’s Time magazine cover, Trans Activist/Artist Star of the hit series Orange is the New Black and the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. The Women’s Center, LGBT Center, and Gender and Women’s Studies are proud to host Ms. Cox for the 11th annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture! Save the date!
We’re excited to announce that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities GLBTA Programs Office is hosting the
first annual Queer People of Color Conference (QPOCC).
For and by QPOC communities in the Upper Midwest, this first annual QPOCC seeks to empower marginalized
communities through education, advocacy, and community building. The mission is to organize an annual
traveling Midwest conference for LGBTQ People of Color by creating a create a sustainable platform for QPOC
voices, experiences and stories.
The Upper Midwest includes cities and regions in: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota South Dakota and
The vision for this conference will be to build capacity for QPOC through connecting and strengthening ties. By
sharing knowledge, best practices and education through discussions, tools learned from this conference will
assist and aid QPOC to better navigate and bring excellence to the communities where we work, live and learn.
For additional information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact Conference Co-Chairs: Jason Jackson (email@example.com) and Xay Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For details on the conference, click here: SavetheDate.