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Queer Studies Conference 2012

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
9:30-10:45            Addressing the Community Needs of LGBT Youth of Color
Organized by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law
Moderator: Bianca D. M. Wilson, Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams InstituteLaura E. Durso, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Project Access: Addressing the Community Needs of Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Male Youth of Color in Los Angeles

Angeliki Kastanis, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
The RISE Initiative: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children & Youth In Foster Care

Lisa Powell, Attorney at Law and Co-Founder, Black Lesbians United (BLU)
LGBT Youth Mental Health Project

10:45-11:45 Keynote Address

Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona
For Those Who Were Never Meant to Survive: Queering Attrition in Arizona

11:45-1:00 Queer Indigeneities Unsettling Settler Colonialism
Moderator: Mishuana Goeman, UCLA

Jodi A. Byrd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We Are All Native Here: Colonial Critique and Its Queer Errant

Qwo-Li Driskill, Oregon State University
Asegi Archive: Cherokee Gender, Sexuality, and Memory

Dan Taulapappa McMullin, Claremont Graduate University
Tiki Porn: Appropriation of Pacific Islands Cultures by Western Kitsch, Art, and Film

1:00-2:00        Lunch
2:00-3:35     The Other Archive of Desire:  Remapping LGBT Histories
Moderator: Maylei Blackwell, UCLAKai M. Green, University of Southern California
Towards a Black Queer Geography: The Struggle Over the Uses of Erotic in a Time of  Crisis

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind
Breathe: A Colored Ritual for Queer LA

Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, University of California, Santa Barbara
Racializing Risk, Sexualizing AIDS: (Gay) Latino San Francisco, 1980s

Alice Y. Hom, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Unifying Differences: Lesbian of Color Community Building in Los Angeles and New York, 1970s-1980s

3:40-5:15 Transnational Aesthetics/Erotics
Moderator: Uri McMillan, UCLAVanessa Agard-Jones, New York University
A Serial Killer in the Family

Chitra Ganesh, Visual Artist
Her Head in the Flames?

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Theorizing Translocas and Translatinas: Trans Queer Feminist Thought

Roy Pérez, Willamette University
The Queer Excesses of Martin Wong’s Nuyorico

5:15-6:15 Keynote AddressJafari Sinclaire Allen, Yale University
All the Things We Are Now: A Meditation on Black Queer Genealogies
6:15 Reception
306 Royce

Brought to you by UCLA Queer Studies Conference, hosted by the UCLA LGBT Studies Program, and co-sponsored by ISG

Friday, October 19, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA, 314 Royce Hall, UCLA

Contact

Amisha
agadani@ucla.edu
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