In advance of CUQSC 2016, the organizing committee is requesting ideas and proposals for workshops, discussion groups, performances, panels, or any other kind of programming! Whether it’s something you’d like to see or something you’d like to do, please get in touch!
What we’re looking for:
Ideas for topics, speakers, and/or formats for workshops, panels, performances, discussion groups, or other programming. If you’ve got an idea for a topic that needs to be on the schedule or a person who would be a really good addition to the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for workshops you’d like to organize. Proposals are just a way for you to tell us what your workshop will be about, how you’re going to organize it, and if there are any logistical considerations like the type of space you need, accessibility considerations, etc. If you have an idea, but don’t know where to start, or if you want more direction for a proposal, get in touch at email@example.com!
The organizing committee is particularly focussed on prioritizing the voices and contributions of black, Indigenous, and racialized queer and trans people.
What we can provide:
Space and materials for your workshop (including printing).
We have budgeted to waive the registration fee for workshop presenters and to provide a small $100 honorarium to presenters who are not attending the conference.
As an unfunded conference organized by student organizations, the Canadian University Queer Services budget is limited, but please be in touch if you have an idea or proposal, but would require further funding to make it happen.
Here are some topics that our organizing committee have been thinking about:
- Aging and queer and gender identities;
- Building collective resistance through art;
- Building global queer and trans communities;
- Building intergenerational communities;
- Class-based struggles, queer and trans people living in poverty;
- Critiques about academia in queer and trans communities and access to academic spaces;
- Fatphobia and thin privilege in queer and trans communities;
- Healing through our communities;
- Indigenous and African Nova Scotian queer and trans struggles;
- Intersections between queer and trans identities, mental health, and disabilities;
- Narratives about and access to health care;
- Performance-based workshops, specifically focused on folks who don’t have access to performance;
- Programming in languages other than English;
- Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC) identities and intersections;
- Resilience and magic;
- Rural queer identities, challenging urban-centrism;
- Strategies for building solidarity with struggles against racism, misogyny, colonialism, ableism, and poverty;
- Strategies to mobilize queer and trans communities;
- The role of the internet in queer and trans communities;
- Transmisogyny, issues facing trans feminine people and trans women;
- Victories in struggles for queer and trans liberation; and
- White anti-racist organizing and solidarity.
We’re also interested in hearing from people who are interested in holding closed spaces for people from a particular community.
Please submit proposals and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.