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Saturday, June 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
I See You: Creating Femmes of Color Visibility & Community

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The work and narrative of Black Femmes and Femmes of color have long been erased by every facet of colonialist-framed history. Our session will discuss Black and Femmes of color visibility and how we create outlets that prioritize us and our resilience. From films to collectives to online movements and hashtags, participants will walk away with strategies to amplify visibility both online and off. This session is a closed space for Black folks and People of Color while centering our narratives around Black Femmes and Femmes of Color.

Presenters
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Vanessa Durand (LA Femmes of Color Collective)

V has been a social justice activist and community organizer for the past 8 years. They have worked with numerous progressive organizations in L.A. and Washington D.C. advocating for LGBTQ-inclusive reproductive justice legislation and access to healthcare services for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming youth. V is an unapologetically fat, genderqueer femme who believes in taking selfies and using makeup as powerful tools of resistance.
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Jo de la Torre (LA Femmes of Color Collective)

Jo is a stylishly dreamy brown femme healer mami who braids (self)healing strategies, communal care, adornment, poetry, majestic tender lovin', ancestral magic and artistry into the spaces they encompass. They are a committed radical cheerleader for their loved ones/chosen familia. They wholeheartedly support accessible, not so academia-driven domestic revolutions for all gurls and femmes (nonbinary, trans, cis) and encourage intuitive erotic... Read More →
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Alyssa Hernandez (LA Femmes of Color Collective)

Alyssa is a xicana queer fat femme librarian. Born and raised in Southern California, she has worked in libraries for 20 years and believes in equal access to information for all and the power of preserving QPOC stories. Not afraid to be visible on all forms of social media and take up space, she regularly posts her outfit of the days under the #fatshion and #femmesofcolorvisibility tags.
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Kandace Creel Falcón

Kandace is a Chicana femme feminist academic. She is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead. KCF curates her Chicana experience in the Midwest through an Anzaldúan framework of autoethnography via Instagram. Creator of #ReimagineFemme.
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Dulce Garcia

Empowering With Conviction Consulting
Dulce is a fierce queer Chicana femme loving/living life in Oakland. As a sexual health educator she advocates for self-empowerment through education that is fun and accessible. Her film "With Conviction" won the Audience Choice Award at the QWOC Film Festival & recently screened in Paris, France.
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Laura Luna Placencia

Los Angeles Femmes of Color Collective
Laura Luna is a chola bon vivant, & self-identifying queer fat femme who has been curating safer spaces for LGBTQ & gender variant communities with her work in LA & on the Internet for over a decade. Co-founder of the LA Femmes of Color Collective & the #FemmesofColorVisibility hashtag. @laura_luna
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Andrea Quijada

Media Literacy Project
Andrea Quijada is a queer xicana femme executive director in New Mexico. With more than 10 yrs of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community organizer, she has a deep passion for media justice. She has co-founded various orgs in Albuquerque, including Young Women United.
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Danielle Stevens

Danielle is a radically compassionate warrior womyn & afro-futurist healer with a gentle and sharp unapologetic tongue. A dreamer in all senses of the word, Danielle is enchanted by the variability of life. As a gender-nonconfirming femme person and lover engaged in work related to anti-oppression education, social justice activism, and community organizing (particularly within femme, queer, and trans people of color communities), Danielle’s... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Student Center: Ballroom A