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Call for Workshop Proposals for Mind, Body, and Soul Health Conference for LGBT People of Color

Posted By QWOC+ Boston on June 25th, 2010

Ever have one of those days, weeks, months where you feel tired mentally, physically, and spiritually? Ever feel like you needed some inspiration, some information, some type of organization is your life? We feel you.

QWOC+ is happy to announce this year’s Mind, Body, and Soul Conference – chicken soup for the LGBTQI Person of Color soul. The conference will be held at Simmons College, with co-sponsorship from Simmon’s Institute for Leadership and Change, on Saturday, July 31st.

But we need you to make it happen. We’re looking for proposals from individuals. health practitioners, experienced community organizers, and non-profit organizations who are willing to engage in real talk about the health of marginalized group within the queer community.

Here are a few of our ideas:

1) Nutrition
2) Feng Shui
3) Herbal Medicine
4) Sex
5) Self-Development
6) Building Healthy Communities/Relationships
7) Exercise/Physical Exercise
8) Healing for Trauma
9) Spirituality
10) Your idea of what’s most relevant to the queer community of color

To get a better idea of what we’re looking for, check out information on last year’s conference: 2009 Mind, Body, and Soul Mini-Conference

Proposals should include the following information:

1) Title
2) Session Overview
3) The Why: Please elaborate on how you think this topic is relevant / how it would contribute to the conference
4) What do you hope to achieve with your session?

Note: No need to worry about finalized details — we just want the general idea and will work with you to fully develop your session if it is selected.

*Presentations should be for at least one hour, and at most an hour and a half.

Please send proposals and inquiries to: mbs@qwocboston.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    • Gina Sage

      This sounds wonderful. These topics and practice's should be the most important part in our daily lives. The problem is that most people either don't know how to access the information, or where to start therefor not doing anything at all.
      I was brought up catholic as in most religions meditation is part of daily life. I am not a practicing catholic but have had support from my mother to keep looking. The church talks about meditation, but how come no one ever taught me?
      Since the age of thirteen I have been on a journey looking at many different practices in many different religions. I have been looking now for over forty years. Sitting, for up to a week in meditation, around the clock, on a peace village in Vermont. Going to Ashrams at nine thousand feet above sea level in the Colorado Rockies. What I have learned in that time has been if it doesn't feel comforting, don't do it, keep looking. There is no ending in finding nirvana, being on the path is the destination.
      If I can help out please let me know.