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Queer.Art.Matters. — A Virtual Symposium on Resistance, Embodiment and Power (Panel 2)

April 17, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Free

Queer.Art.Matters. — A Virtual Symposium on Resistance, Embodiment and Power seeks to recognize and honor the innumerable cultural contributions of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ people to the American social fabric. Organized into three panels, the symposium invites a cadre of artists, scholars and activists to discuss how their respective work resists white supremacist, anti-black, patriarchal and classist exclusion by offering creative visions of future possibilities beyond the demonic ground upon which the current world order is built. Panelists will discuss topics including the ballroom scene, embodied queer aesthetics and queer disruptions in Fine Art.

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  • Gia Love
  • Fatima Jamal
  • Cuauhtémoc Lauren
  • Richard Clark
  • Mecca Williams
  • Shoniqua Roach, Ph.D.
  • Kiyan Williams
  • Aeryka Hollis−O’Neil
  • Alex “The Drag Therapist” Jenny

Panel 2: T.G.I.F. (Thank Goddexx I’m Fabulous): Embodied Queer of Color Critique through Aesthetics
This panel considers how multiply marginalized people harness aesthetics as an embodied form of critique that enables members of said communities—specifically Black and Brown queer, transgender and nonbinary people—to combat the myriad cultural messages, both direct and implied, which suggest that these lives are devoid of meaning or purpose. Panelists will ruminate on how they think about and utilize the power of aesthetics to cultivate meaningful lives in the midst of neverending slights, attacks and devaluation.