QWOC+ Boston is a group that promotes diversity by creating and sustaining safe spaces for LGBT people of color in the Greater Boston area.
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QWOC Week 2009 Calendar of Events

Posted By QWOC+ Boston on July 8th, 2009

Sunday August 2nd at 3PM
QWOC+ Boston and DykeNight Productions present the Official QWOC WEEK Kick-Off Event: Uni-T Dance and Boat Cruise

In collaboration with Men of Color Creating Change, Boston LGBT Social Circle of Color, She Has Edge Entertainment, and Boston Gay Women’s GroupMASSACHUSETTS BAY LINES, INC. 60 Rowes Wharf Boston MA 02110
Cost: $20 Advanced, $25 at the Dock
Purchase tickets by clicking on the Uni-T Dance Boat Cruise Flier on the sidebar =>

Monday August 3rd at 7PM
OUTside the Box: Opening Night for the LGBTQ People of Color Visual Art Exhibit

Co-sponsored by ACT Roxbury and Dorchester Arts Collaborative
HURET & SPECTOR GALLERY 10 Boylston Place Boston MA 02116
Cost: FREE
All Ages Welcome
Tuesday August 4th at 7PM
Diversity Speaks on Queer Multiculturalism: a Discussion about Coming Out to Different Cultures and Communities of Color

Hosted by the Center for New Words’ “Feminism and Dessert” Program and
Co-Sponsored by Somos Latinos
YWCA 7 Temple Street Cambridge MA 02139
Cost: FREE (including dessert!)
All Ages Welcome
Wednesday August 5th @ 6:30PM
QWOC+ Boston in Collaboration with Spectra Entertainment presents
OUTSPOKEN: A Queer People of Color Spoken Word and Performance Artist Showcase
Hosted by the Smart, Funny, and Real-Talkin Letta Neely!

Featuring Performances from London Bridgez, YaliniDream, Letta Neely, and More!
Co-Sponsored by Truth Serum Productions and Chubrub Productions
Performances: 7PM, Dance Party: 10PM, DJ Hayze
CHOICES LOUNGE 379 Somerville Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Cost: $10 at the Door
All Ages Welcome, 21+ to Drink
Thursday August 6th at 6PM

Call to Action: a Volunteer Drive and Community Organizing Fair
Hosted by Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons

Summer Networking Social to Follow Afterwards
Co-sponsored by Union of Minority Neighborhoods and The Progressive Project
CLUB CAFE 209 Columbus Ave Boston MA 02116
Cost: FREE
Friday August 7th at 7PM
Lights, Camera, Activism: Film Screenings of “City of Borders” and “Society”

Co-sponsored by MIT Women’s & Gender Studies Program, MadFemmePride, Truth Serum/Cinemental
MIT STATA Center, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139
Cost: FREE
All Ages Welcome
Saturday August 8th 10AM – 12:30PM
MIND, BODY, AND SOUL Mini-Conference

Hosted by Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change: Connecting Simmons to the Community and the Community to Simmons
Co-Sponsored by The Network/La Red (Platinum Sponsor) and Fenway Health (Gold Sponsor)
Featuring Concurrent Sessions:
  • The Art of Balance: Maintaining Emotionally Health Relationships within the QPOC Community presented by the Network/La Red
  • The Effect of Primary Food on Your Mood presented by Nancy Giovanni of SavorYourExistence.Com
  • Introduction to the Benefits of Meditation (Including a Guided Meditation) led by People of Color Meditation Group
  • Intra-Community Organizing: Bridging the Racial, Gender,and Inter-Generational Divides within the LGBT / QPOC Community
The Kotzen Room, Simmons College
Advanced Registration Required (Includes Breakfast)
All Ages Welcome
Saturday August 8th 1PM – 5PM
Family Day at the Park

Hosted by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans Parents of Boston Meetup
Food Sponsor: The Pita Pit
Cost: FREE
All Ages Welcome
Saturday August 8th 8PM – 1AM
BLACK TO WHITE: Official QWOC WEEK Cocktail Party for Men and Women of all Colors

Hosted by Queer Women of Color and Friends and Men of Color Creating Change
TAVERN IN THE SQUARE 730 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02139
Cost: $10 Online
Sunday August 9th 11AM-2PM
Soul Brunch

Hosted by Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston), Massachusetts South Asian Lamba Association (MASALA), Queer Asian Pacific Association (QAPA), and Men of Color Creating Change (MOCCC)
THE BEEHIVE 541 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116
Advanced Tickets Required (~$30/pp, only 30 seats available)
All Ages Welcome
  • What Does It Take to be Black, Female and Healthy in America?
  • RENAISSANCE — Women and Trans People of Color in Hip Hop & Slam Poetry (11/30)