Sunday, June 8
MPLS Central Library -Doty Room
300 Nicollet Mall
MPLS MN 55401
This gathering will be ASL interpreted!
Rosanna currently works at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center and Penzeys Spices. Rosanna has a vast history of organizing including: Chrysalis' Lesbian Coming Out Group; GLCAC which became OutFront Minnesota on the Speakers Bureau bringing in People of Color; on the film "My Girlfriend Did It" documenting and educating people about same sex domestic violence with Casa de Esperanza; as a board member of the National Committee Against Domestic Violence; MN Coalition for Sexual Assault; Stirfry (a Lesbian and Bisexual group of POC women); and singing with Roxy Hall.
Join us to hear Rosanna tell of organizing in queer communities of color. She will also grace us with her classically trained singing voice.
Organizing during 1985-2000 in LBTGQ Communities of Color.
Harry Waters Jr.
Nicole M. Smith
Hannah Quinn Rivenburgh
2:00–2:30pm – Snacks and mingling, contribute to the story quote page or timeline
2:30-2:45pm – Welcome and meet featured storyteller
3:00-3:45pm – Break into small groups and share your own stories - Many storytelling formats to choose from.
3:45-4:15pm – Come back together as a big group and share insights and highlights from small group discussions.
Snacks and mingling until 4:30pm!
We recommend arriving early, this is going to be a well attended event.
The event will be potluck style, so if you are able to bring something to share, please do! Food helps create community!
Interested in being a guest speaker or helping put on the next event? Contact one of the event organizers (Rebecca Lawrence or Scott Artley).
*Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate. Thanks!