Queer POC Summit

I’m so sad that I can’t go but I’m sure it will be amazing! 
University of California at Berkeley’s student group Young Queers United for Empowerment (YQUE!) in collaboration with Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) and members of other respective communities will be hosting the 3rd Annual Queer People of Color (QPOC) Summit at the Berkeley campus on Saturday April 26th, 2008 from 10-6pm.  Last year’s summit was also hosted at UC Berkeley with a successful attendance of over 100 participants.  The organizing committee is excited to have the opportunity of hosting the summit at UC Berkeley again, and we look forward to providing another great even this year.
The QPOC summit will gather students, activists, and community members all over California to dialogue around the intersections between race, age, and sexuality.  The theme of the summit this year is: “(re)Generations of Solidarity: Shifting Lenses, Igniting Hearts.”   The purpose of this summit is to provide a safe space where members of the QPOC community can engage in a cross generational dialogue with each other.  By sharing conversations and exchanging perspectives across generations, we hope this will generate new energy and inspire new passion in the QPOC communities.  In addition, along with bringing several members of QPOC communities together, this summit is important because participants will have an opportunity to strengthen social and networking ties between individuals and their respective communities.
We write this letter to formally invite you to attend the summit since your presence will be a valuable contribution.  Feel free to invite other members from your respective organization/campus and/or please spread the word.  To register, please send an email to: qpoc_2008@yahoo.com by April 15th with: 1) your name, 2) name of organization and/or institutional affiliation, and 3) number of people if coming as a group.  If you would like to be considered for conducting a workshop at this year’s summit, please send an email for more information. 

Thank you and we hope to see you soon,
QPOC planning committee @ UCBerkeley; qpoc_2008@yahoo.com

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