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Queer Yo Mind Conference 2012

Queer Yo Mind Committee

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Queer Yo Mind Conference 2012

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Student/Low-Income/Elders   more info Ended $15.00 $0.00
Faculty, Presenters, Graduate Students, Community Organizers   more info Ended $60.00 $0.00
Groups of 10   more info Ended $15.00 $0.00
Student/Low-Income/Elders   more info Ended $25.00 $0.00
Faculty, Presenters, Graduate Students, Community Organizers   more info Ended $75.00 $0.00
Groups of 10 Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Mission Statement

Queer Yo Mind is a public conference that works to use Queer as a tool to empower and unite people from all backgrounds to critique and “dismantle” [as Audre Lorde would say] the dominant LGBTQ politics and realize the radical potential of queer community and queer scholarship. Queer Yo Mind bridges the gaps between academia and activism by fostering a space of exchange. The notion of queer employed by the conference includes, but extends past gender expression and sexual orientation in an effort to empower queer communities. Queer Yo Mind operationalizes the concept of queerness that respects and supports the complex intersections of one’s races/ethnicities, gender expressions, religions, socioeconomic statuses and backgrounds, nationalities, languages, abilities, and/or sexual orientations. This critical, intersectional space brings together ideas and activism in an effort to queer both mind and body to affect change in the hetero-/homonormative structures of political activism and academic scholarship.

Keynote and Transforming Queer

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

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 Stanley

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.

Have questions about Queer Yo Mind Conference 2012? Contact Queer Yo Mind Committee

When & Where

Cesar Chavez Student Center - San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Queer Yo Mind Committee


Queer Yo Mind is a public conference highlighting intellectual scholarship and activism across all disciplines and historical periods. From its inception, the conference has focused on redefining queer in an effort to empower queer communities and engage underrepresented peoples in an intellectual conversation. In 2012, the conference committee refocused its mission on bridging the gaps between community activism, empowerment, and academic scholarship and focused on queer minds and queer embodiment. The effort of the conference is to make visible the complexities and intersections of queer communities and work against the unilateral hetero-/homonormative media construction of a normative queer movement. We launched our new mission statement in the spring of 2012.
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