Our histories as queer folks, QPOC, have always been in conversation with the Black Radical Tradition, and with broader anti-imperialist and decolonial struggles all over the world. Is our duty to honor that legacy, and to understand the politics of, and fight alongside, the folks that have laid the groundwork for the moment we’re in now. We have to understand why there are calls for police and prison abolition, why we have to joint those calls, and what that means for our Central Oregon community, and our future as LGBTQIA+ folks living in this community.
Come to this teach-in to learn about these histories and engage in dialogue with other queer folks in Central Oregon about why this moment is calling for us to embrace a more radical politic. We strive to create an environment where the teacher-student hierarchy is disrupted, and as such we will learn from each other and will all be asked to share our opinions/feedback in this series of events.
If you do not identify as LGBTQIA+, this space is not for you. Additionally, if you are LGBTQIA+, please understand that this space is meant for folks who wish to learn about and challenge white supremacy, racial capitalism, settler colonialism, homonationalism, US/European imperialism, and patriarchy. Please seriously assess whether you’re ready to engage with these topics and whether you’ll be able to contribute productively.