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2022 Racism Under The Rainbow Conference (Virtual)

The Racism Under The Rainbow™ Conference uplifts the wellness of ALL LGBTQ+ people + our ALLIES by engaging community conversation through workshops, performances, films, and an online LGBTQ+ Pride art exhibit and by activating practices for a sustainable, equitable LGBTQ+ community.

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2022 Racism Under The Rainbow Conference (Virtual)
2022 Racism Under The Rainbow Conference (Virtual)

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT – Apr 16, 2022, 4:00 PM PDT

Zoom

About the Event

CONTACT

Kin Folkz, Spectrum Queer Media 

Queer Healing Arts Center      

3411 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland CA

510-239-7197 | Info@QueerArtsCenter.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

The Queer Healing Arts Center Presents “Racism Under The Rainbow™: Envisioning An Equitable New Normal”

The Racism Under The Rainbow™ Conference uplifts the wellness of ALL LGBTQ+ people + our ALLIES by engaging community conversation through workshops, performances, films, and an online LGBTQ+ Pride art exhibit and by activating practices for a sustainable, equitable LGBTQ+ community.

ONLINE EVENT

On Friday, April 15th, 2022, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pacific Time and Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time, Spectrum Queer Media invites the entire LGBTQ+ and Ally community to participate in the Queer Healing Arts Center’s 2022 online conference entitled “Racism Under The Rainbow™: The LGBTQ+ Community Envisioning An Equitable New Normal”. Free and by donation tickets (suggested price $10+) are available at queerartscenter.com/calendar. You will be emailed a reminder and a Zoom link 2 days prior to the event.  Become a Sponsor/Promotional Partner at QueerArtsCenter.com. Media Inquiries: Info@QueerArtsCenter.com      

MISSION + BACKGROUND      This empowering gathering is part of the Racism Under The Rainbow™ community forum created over 6 years ago by Kin Folkz (nee Monica Anderson of Spectrum Queer Media) and Evelyn Carmack to share effective strategies and build skills to end Anti-Blackness and Implicit Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community. This latest edition, typically presented in a variety of brick-and-mortar spaces, marks the second time that this impactful series of LGBTQ+ wellness events, anti-racism skills + equity building workshops, town hall conversations, and insightful, interactive breakout sessions will be experienced in a virtual space with an international audience.        

OBJECTIVES      Co-presented by Spectrum Queer Media and The Queer Healing Arts Center, this 2-day 2022 Racism Under The Rainbow™ conference with sessions (k-3rd grade) (4th-8th grade) (9th grade - adults):

  • highlights the LGBTQ+ communities which are most vulnerable to societal inequities;
  • outlines ways to support marginalized LGBTQ+ communities (including a call to action: (TheBlackFlip.com);
  • shares contributing and preexisting factors that lead to the disproportionate risks and abuses faced by marginalized LGBTQ+ people of all ages; and
  • envisions sustainable equity practices and resources that could become incorporated as part of our healthy collective “new normal”.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE  Online platform: ZOOM with captions 

FRIDAY APRIL 15th, 2022      

8am-8:45am Pacific Time       

WELCOME       

The Racism Under the Rainbow™ wellness event opens on Friday April 15th with a welcome grounding session that includes guided breathwork + meditation, a DJ-assisted soundscape, and the review of community agreements.

8:45am-9am Pacific Time       

INTRODUCTION of WORKSHOP LEADERS      

The grounding session ushers participants into the first of four workshops each addressing racism within the LGBTQ+ community from 4 different lenses. The workshop leaders + moderator are: Andrew Jolivette, Mike Wong, Kin Folkz, Janetta Johnson, and Charles Anderson.

9am-9:50am Pacific Time   

WORKSHOP ONE  THE BLACKFLIP PROJECT: TRANS NB LED NATIONAL ACTION UPENDING INSTITUTIONAL IMPLICIT BIAS + ANTI BLACKNESS 

Kin Folkz, PhD abd - Founder + Executive Director of the Queer Healing Arts Center + Senior Specialist at The BlackFlip Project        

10am-10:50am Pacific Time   

WORKSHOP TWO  INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO RADICAL LOVE + HEALING PAST TRAUMA 

Andrew Jolivette, PhD - Ethnic Studies Department Chair + Professor in Native American + Indigenous Studies (UC San Diego)         

11am-11:50am Pacific Time   

WORKSHOP THREE  ASIAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES on ALLYSHIP AND BLACKNESS 

Mike Wong, MS - Math and Statistics Program Director at UC Berkeley & Artistic Director of Marching and Pep Bands at San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band        

Noon-12:45pm Pacific Time  

LUNCHBAG SESSION  VISIONING + GROWING EQUITY 

Following the workshops, participants will be invited into small group discussions to:

  • share how COVID-19 has impacted our prejudices, our phobias, and our indifferences;
  • identify sustainable practices and paradigm pivots that we can collectively nurture in order to build equity; and
  • source concrete ways to personally support the work of dismantling racism, sexism, xenophobia, and colorism in the LGBTQ+ community during this global pandemic.

Brown Bag Lunch Community Conversation

This discussion group will be led by Racism Under The Rainbow™ Facilitators - who will take notes to share during a follow-up culminating report-back meeting in June 2022 for Pride month.         

1pm - 1:45pm Pacific Time

WORKSHOP FOUR  BLACK TRANS + NB LIVES MATTER: Effective Strategies To Grow Cultures of Black Trans Resistance, Safety + Rejuvenation 

Janetta Johnson - Executive Director of The Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project

1:45pm - 2pm Pacific Time      

WRAP UP + POLL + REMINDERS (ex. review Saturday Schedule).

FRIDAY - ALL DAY VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT

AVAILABLE AT QUEERARTSCENTER.com beginning April 15th throughout the Spring 2022 Racism Under The Rainbow Conference

An online art exhibit “Essential Beings” - presented by Queer Healing Arts Center Lead Curator Kin Folkz. 

The exhibit entitled “Essential Beings” features the work and testimony of QTBIPOC creatives examining the intersections of LGBTQ+ identity, race, color, gender, class, and immigrant identity as they relate to our experiences both before and during COVID-19.

RSVP

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DAY 2 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY APRIL 16th, 2022

Online platform: QHAC Website with captions

9:45 am - 10:00 am Pacific Time

WELCOME

The Racism Under the Rainbow™ wellness event opens on Saturday, April 15th with a welcome grounding session that includes guided breathwork + meditation, Land, Land Steward + Ancestor acknowledgments.

10:00 am Pacific Time - will be available online until 5:00 pm Pacific Time

YOUTH: FILM SCREENING  + PRE-FILMED MODERATED PANEL CONVERSATION

10:00 am Pacific Time - will be available online until 4:00 pm Pacific Time

TEENS: FILM SCREENING + PRE-FILMED MODERATED PANEL CONVERSATION 

10:00 am Pacific Time - will be available online until 4:00 pm Pacific Time 

ADULTS: FILM SCREENING 

Noon - 1:00 pm Pacific Time

LUNCHTIME CHILL SESSION:  Performances by Black + Brown Queer musical artists and spoken word artists as a grounding session.

1:00 pm Pacific Time

LIVE-STREAMED MODERATED PANEL CONVERSATION

Each panelist will discuss TLGBQIA+ equity topics raised by DAY ONE attendees led by a moderator.       

The Moderator:

Charles Anderson (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)       

The panelists:

Janetta Johnson - Executive Director of The Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project

Andrew Jolivette, PhD - Ethnic Studies Department Chair + Professor in Native American + Indigenous Studies (UC San Diego)

Kin Folkz, PhD abd - Founder + Executive Director of the Queer Healing Arts Center + Senior Specialist at The BlackFlip Project

Mike Wong, MS - Math and Statistics Program Director at UC Berkeley & Artistic Director of Marching and Pep Bands at San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

SATURDAY - ALL DAY VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT

AVAILABLE AT QUEERARTSCENTER.com beginning April 15th throughout the Spring 2022 Racism Under The Rainbow Conference

An online art exhibit “Essential Beings” - presented by Queer Healing Arts Center Lead Curator Kin Folkz. 

The exhibit entitled “Essential Beings” features the work and testimony of QTBIPOC creatives examining the intersections of LGBTQ+ identity, race, color, gender, class, and immigrant identity as they relate to our experiences both before and during COVID-19.

RSVP

You will be emailed a reminder and a Zoom link 2 days prior to the event.      

RSVP LINK: QueerArtsCenter.com 

SPRING 2022 RACISM UNDER THE RAINBOW™ ORGANIZERS       

QUEER ARTS CENTER + SPECTRUM QUEER MEDIA       

Imani Smith - Queer Healing Arts Center Program Director      Nkosi Smith - Queer Healing Arts Center Tech Director   

SPRING 2022 RACISM UNDER THE RAINBOW™ COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS     

Donations (both monetary + in-kind) for this free event are welcomed at QueerArtsCenter.com.  To become a promotional partner or sponsor contact Kin Folkz @ 510-239-7197 or Info@QueerArtsCenter.com.

A partial list of Spectrum Queer Media’s past community partners includes community supporters like Shane Hensinger, Consul-designate of Seychelles, Director of CINTOC. Visit Oakland; The City of Oakland Office of the Mayor; The Michelle Meow Show; PrideSafeZone.org; and Queer In Oakland. 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

#RacismUnderTheRainbow #QueerArtsCenter #sQm #artheals #ParadigmPivot #NewNormal #TheBlackFlip

Website: www.QueerArtsCenter.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/QueerArtsCenter

IG: www.instagram.com/yourkinfolkz/    IG: www.instagram.com/queerartscenter/  Twitter: ​​www.twitter.com/YourKinfolkz   TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@queerartscenter  

DONATIONS:       Donations for this event are welcomed at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1668059923535271/  PAYPAL: OurKinFolkz@gmail.com           VENMO: @ArtHeals

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

Schedule


  • 45 minutes

    DAY 1 WELCOME: Meditation, Breathwork +DJ-Assisted Soundscape

    ZOOM

  • 15 hours 59 minutes

    FRIDAY - DAY 1 VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT

    QueerArtsCenter.com
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    Sat. April 16 - Each panelist will discuss TLGBQIA+ equity topics raised by DAY ONE attendees led by a moderator.

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