To see zines from past years, click here.
To see zines from past years, click here.
We are calling for submissions for our 2012-2013 zine!!! PC members should fill out their membership section along with a submission! You can also just fill out the membership section with no submission.
Submissions will also be open to non-Columbia affiliated queer and trans* people of color.
Our 2011-2012 zine can be found here.
FB event: here http://www.facebook.com/events/157445471081991/ (non Columbia ID holders must comment on the FB to have access to the dinner)
Join Men’s Peer Education and Proud Colors for a workshop and reception queer South Asian spoken word artists & activists DARK MATTER!
Friday, April 12
WHITE FETISH WORKSHOP & SOLIDARITY DINNER
This workshop is designed for queer people of color, a space for us to gather and discuss how we desire and are desired in white supremacist realities. Some of us have chosen romantic separatism as a result of racist trauma, personal-political enactments, or both. Others of us find ourselves fetishized and mobilize that fetish as a site of power and subversion. Still others find ourselves falling always for the white queers, wishing we could have more agency in the process, be more intentional about who we desire and how. We begin with art: performances of two spoken word pieces on the mental gymnastics of anti-raciss ttempting to politicize our desires. We continue with collective storytelling, and challenge ourselves and each other to explore the difficult questions. Into what kind of relationships are we willing to extend our politics? What does it mean for each of us to politicize our desires? Is it possible to enact allyship in the bedroom or is intimacy designed to bring out white supremacy? What are the boundaries we are each always negotiating? How do we desire in ways that are both authentic and nourishing to our psyches and bodies?
5:00PM-6:30PM HAMILTON 602 (QPOC only WORKSHOP)
6:30PM-7:30PM LERNER SATOW (QPOC only DINNER)
POETRY PERFORMANCE — ALL ARE WELCOME (7:30PM-9:00PM)
“‘Because you’re brown honey gurl’ is a queer of color artistic intervention in the gaystream. How do we distinguish our ways of desiring, thinking, feeling, relating, and creating from the economies of white supremacy? How do we turn to sex, intimacy, and desire in response to histories of ancestral violence and contemporary violent racialization? How do we use art as a way to heal and decolonize from legacies of violence and actually re-imagine this violence as sites of resilience and fabulosity? How do we envision a (a)sexual praxis that is about solidarity and revolution rather than manipulation and capitalism? We’re not tryna get gay married honey gurl. We’re building solidarity outside those refracted beams of white light we call rainbows. And renegotiating ways of loving our bodies. Join us for an evening of poetry, discussion, and community. Decolonize//queer//repeat.”
Alok Vaid-Menon is a South Asian artivist who has performed & organized with queer movements around the world. They are committed to building radical queer movements and bodies that resist white supremacy and imperialism and like making art that thinks about these, and other what ifs. You can read some of their work at http://returnthegayze.tumblr.com/ andhttp://queerlibido.tumblr.com/.
Janani is a South Asian electron spinning around the Bay Area making art and scholarship. They like thinking about apocalypse, decolonizing the food system, and making space for quantum queers everywhere. You can read some of their poetry at http://queerdarkenergy.posterous.com/. They’re also assistant editor over at http://blackgirldangerous.org/.
For more information, see their website: http://darkmatterrage.wix.com/darkmatter
Co-sponsored by: Columbia Queer Alliance, Chicano Caucus and the Asian American Alliance
March 5 9PM
552 W 114th St.
Come and join Proud Colors as we celebrate our brown queerness with our 1st Annual Open Mic Night! We’d love for people to come and share their poems, stories, voices, and other outlets of expression. There are no limits to what you can do. This open mic is a celebration of being queer people of color and our experiences, however we choose to document them. So come and share!
There’ll be snacks and good company, so you won’t want to miss it.
Tuesday, February 19 at 9pm in the IRC (552 W. 114th St.)
Do you know who Marsha P. Johnson is? How about James Baldwin? Maybe Bayard Rustin or Audre Lorde? These influential and powerful voices were, and still continue to be, largely overlooked when analyzing the rich contributions of Black individuals to our society. We are often told the histories of mainstream Black leaders such as Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, and the list goes on, yet the individuals mentioned in the first few lines have all but become forgotten or invisible to a vast majority of people. It’s time to reclaim and learn the histories of some of the amazing queer and trans* people who have enacted change for our various communities in a great number of ways.
Come and join Proud Colors as we remember and retell their histories. We’ll have snacks and the usual laughs.
E Board at Ivy Q 2013
Come and join Proud Colors this Tuesday as we tackle our own perceptions and discuss those perceptions of others concerning black queerness within contemporary media outlets. What does Frank Ocean’s “coming out” and the way it has been handled by media outlets and perceived by his fans say about male black queerness as it manifests itself in R&B? Is queerness just another marketing strategy for Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj, and who consumes this black queerness that they often tend to selectively acknowledge?
We want to know your opinions, so stop by for an hour (or more) of discussion on how black queerness is navigated, discussed, and treated in the context of the media outlets, and how that unique media component in their queerness affects our own perceptions.
Proud Colors E Board: Fall 2012
From left to right: Kyle, Gerardo, Xavier, Inez, Kylie (not pictured: Diana)