Queeribbean Crossings

Confronting Gendered and Racialized Violence

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Queeribbean Crossings: Confronting Gendered and Racialized Violence

In recognition of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Day, join us for "Queeribbean Crossings: Confronting Gendered and Racialized Violence" on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Medgar Evers College. 

Queeribbean Crossings is a community-centered conference fostering conversation surrounding queer and trans Caribbean histories and contemporary lived realities of marginalization, struggle, resistance, and liberation. In particular, we think about the multi-layered flows, mobilities, and crossings of queer Caribbeanness across time, space, and history that cultivate what we now understand as the queer and trans Caribbean diaspora. Thinking through the anti-colonial, feminist, intersectional, and intergenerational lessons of the queer and trans Caribbean provides essential ongoing tools for building more equitable, safe, and generative Caribbean futures. 

The mission of this one-day conference is to generate momentum around the queer and gender liberatory projects in the Caribbean and throughout the Caribbean diaspora by fostering deeper connections across generations, nationalities, ethnicities, and gender and sexual practices and identities, as well as across the academic, artistic, and activist communities that center LGBTQ+ Caribbean people's experiences in their respective work. Following critical conversations during these initiatives, Queeribbean Crossings will center the intersections of cross-racial solidarity and intimate partner violence on themes of liberation, social justice, immigration, trans equity, decriminalization, mental health, HIV care, and other pertinent issues impacting Black, Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ Caribbean communities. 

Hosted and organized by the Caribbean Equality Project, in partnership with the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium and Medgar Evers Collegethe conference will focus on confronting gendered and racialized violence to foster critical conversations and community-driven solutions. As we are caught in challenging and precarious times of ongoing and colliding pandemics, we bring queer and trans Caribbean communities across the region and its diasporas to think collaboratively about what wellness, safety, healing, and care can feel and look like, particularly as we are caught up in the colliding forces, or crossings of violence. Queeribbean Crossings will provide critical and safe spaces to discuss, reflect, engage, and question our relationships as queer and trans Caribbean folks to our history, place, community values, and politics. In particular, our conference this year is built upon three key subject areas:
  • Cross-Racial Solidarities: Confronting Anit-Blackness and Anti-Asian Hate Violence
  • Reproductive Justice, Gendered Violence and Human Rights in the Caribbean Region and Diasporas
  • Queer and Trans Caribbean Healing: Centering Artistic Practice as and for Resilience
Queeribbean Crossings is grounded in multiple expressions of queer and trans Caribbean knowledge-making that include mainstream and dominant forms of communications, as well as art and aesthetic practice, story-telling, and other forms of alternative knowledge production. The conference will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, and cultural performances and features the NY premiere screening of the short film “Gyal” (2022) by Ryan Persadie.

The Caribbean Equality Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, registered non-profit organization. All contributions and donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

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