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[ February 27, 2017 | Performance & Workshop: Williams College!]

[ February 27, 2017 | Performance & Workshop: Williams College!]

 

FEATURE: Kay Ulanday Barrett
Kay Ulanday Barrett
is coming to Williams! On March 1st, at 4:30pm, Kay and the Office of Accessible Education will be hosting a panel in Griffin 3 speaking to disability and access at Williams and beyond, the specific ways these experiences and structural histories affect queer/trans people, people of color, and low-income folks. This is an event that will speak critically to ableism here and elsewhere, and provides ways to learn and improve our own communities. 

Access Notes: Please refrain from wearing any type of scent to the event, including perfumes, colognes, and scented detergent. The event will be a scent-free space. If you or anyone attending the event has access needs you would like accommodated, please contact Olivia Goodheart at ojg2@williams.edu.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Feminist Collective, the Dively Committee, the Davis Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, EComm, Williams Students with Disabilities, Queer Student Union, WGSS Department, Asian Studies, the English Department, Minority Coalition, the History Department, Comparative Literature, and the VP of Campus Life.

June 19, 2015 | Kay Facilitates at Allied Media Conference (AMC)

June 19, 2015 | Kay Facilitates at Allied Media Conference (AMC)

 

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How have you been fed by your experience of loss? How can we shift our understanding of loss from something being taken from us, to something opening within us? We will recognize and celebrate the ways we embody and radiate the energy of our lost ones through our art, activism, family-making and more. Participants will be guided through creative exercises and supported in connecting with the echoes vibrating around us. Folks will leave with new connections and gathered wisdom from the group. This session centers queer and trans spectrum folks; BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour); and sick and/or disabled folks.

Presenters

Kay Ulanday Barrett

A Campus Pride Hot List artist, Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and Trans 100 Honoree, KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter.

Mel G Campbell

mel g campbell is a queer, black, chronically ill, poet, performer, educator and occasional femme. a VONA alum and the Tangled Art+Disability Artist in Residence, mgc regularly explores themes of resilience, trauma, and intersectionality. mel is passionate about interdependence, sunshine, and their cats.

Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 128
To kick off my tour this month…

To kick off my tour this month…

[Description: three various bois/transmasculine/gender queer people with an array of brownness and blackness stand together. They have various dapper & styled aesthetics. They reach have cute smily faces.]

To kick off my tour this month, I was hosted by Jourdan (left) & Maya (right) yesterday at Columbia University’s Queer Awareness Month’s Opening Reception! Not in the photo is Jess, an awesome undergrad who also organized the event!!! I had such a wonderful time talking on whiteness, anti-black racism, #disabilityjustice, diasporic longing, & more! After my keynote, people were incredibly welcoming with thoughtful questions and even more conversation, we were kicked out the venue!
#disabilityjustice
— with Jourdan Sayers and @Maya Nikki Glover

— with Kay Ulanday Barrett and 2 others.