Queer Yo Mind Conference 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
The following three fabulous and transformative keynotes will be participating in a discussion on Queer and how they have redefined it through their work, something you will NOT want to miss!
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black feminist troublemaker from Durham, North Carolina. Alexis is the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind educational program and the co-creator of the Mobile Homecoming experiential archive, amplifying generations of LGBTQ Black brilliance. Alexis earned her PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women's Studies from Duke University in 2010 and is widely published in national print and online publications and scholarly journals.
As a 21st century cyber-enabled schoolteacher Alexis currently runs the Indigo Afterschool program for creative black girl geniuses in 6th grade, Indigo Night School a ritual space for grown Indigos to hone their new moon intentions and Brilliance Remastered an international service reconnecting visionary under-represented graduate students and emerging community accountable scholars with their profound purpose and the communities they love.
Alexis was named one of UTNE Reader's 50 Visionaries Transforming the World in 2009, a Black Women Rising Nominee and a Reproductive Reality Check Shero in 2010, a recipient of the Too Sexy for 501C-3 trophy in 2011 and one of the Advocate's top 40 under 40 in 2012.
Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer aesthetics, theories of state violence, and anti-coloniality. Eric is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and along with Chris Vargas, directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers(2012). A coeditor of the anthology Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011) which won the Prevention for a Safe Society award and was recently named a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Eric’s other writing can be found in the journals Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance as well as in numerous collections. Eric, a formally homeless youth from Richmond, VA, now lives in San Francisco, CA and continues to collectively organize with Gay Shame and Critical Resistance to abolition prisons and build worlds we all can inhabit.