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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Which Events Should We Plan for QWOC Week? — We Need Your VOTE!

Posted By QWOC+ Boston on May 21st, 2010

QWOC Week 2010 — Vote for Your Favorite Event Ideas!

Dear QWOC Boston Supporter,

QWOC WEEK is an annual New England-based multicultural pride festival intended to raise awareness of issues pertaining to queer women (including trans and intersex people) of color, increase the visibility of LBGTQI people of color in within the mainstream queer community in general, and serve as a rich celebration of pride in authentic diversity for all.

Creating a calendar of events that represents this intent is no easy task. So, based on the positive feedback on the calendar we’ve received for the past several years, we have formalized some criteria that need to be adhered to in order to maximize our chances of success.

As you make your choices during the survey, bear in mind that it is our overall goal that the QWOC WEEK schedule of events include the following:

  • At least one visual art event (e.g. films, art exhibits)
  • At least one performance/musical event
  • At least one all ages event (as many of these as we can)
  • At least one family-centered event
  • At least one discussion/panel/workshop (“Diversity Speaks”) event
  • At least one health or social justice issue awareness event
  • At least one volunteer/community service event
  • At least one social or party

Thank you all for your time and careful consideration. Warning: There are some great ideas up for selection this year — so good luck!

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC Boston)

Important Note: Data collected via this survey will NOT be made public under any circumstance — this is not a public research project. We’re mainly interested in getting feedback from the community we serve in order to influence our event programming decisions for QWOC Week 2010.


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  • QWOC Week International Film Screenings: Spotlight on LGBT AFRICA (8/5)
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