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Exploring Erasure: Queer People of Color & History

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on 27 February 2015

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Exploring Erasure: Queer People of Color & History
Mandy Carter
Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Poor People's Campaign
Hired at War Resistance League
Founded Southerners on New Grounds
One of two LGBT+ identified people to speak on the anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Founder of National Black Justice Coalition
Bayard Rustin
Organized Journey of Reconciliation
Formed American Committee on Africa
"Speak Truth to Power: A Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence,"
Key organizer of March on Washington
Worked for gay rights, foreign policy (WLR), & labor movements
Marsha P. Johnson
Sylvia Rivera
Activism started with Civil Rights Movement
Stonewall Riots
Gay Liberation Front
Gay Activist Alliance
Barbra Smith
Born in Cleveland
Protested with sister at desegregation protests in 1964
One of the founders of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
helped build and maintain the Black Feminist Movement
Currently working in Albany,NY with mayors office of social justice movements/initiatives
“out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist.”
Mattachine Member
Stonewall Riots
STAR: Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries
Gay Liberation Front
AIDS activism
Discussion Time
How do you think erasure effects our history?
Do you think events like black history month help in combating erasure?
Will erasure be less common when people are more accepting of intersecting ideas?
"The winners write history..." What does this imply in erasure?
Patrisse Cullors
Co-Founder along with Alicia Garza & Opal Tometi of #BlackLivesMatter
Coalition to End Sheriff Violence
Freedom Harvest artist collective
Direct Support at Ferguson & St. Louis
Carter Brown
Founder of Black Transmen, Inc.
The Non-Profit utilizes many campaigns: Trans HIV/AIDS awareness, Sexual Abuse Awareness and Transgender Homelessness
Located in Dallas, TX
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