UCSC Queer People of Color Mixer: Coloring the Woods

You are invited to the annual

Queer People of Color Mixer: Coloring the Woods

Tues. Nov 12, 6-10 pm at the ARCenter  (in between McHenry Library & the Music Center)


Come mingle and get to know each other while showing visibility and support for the Queer People of Color (QPOC) community here at UCSC.

Faculty, Staff and Students are welcome to share scholarship and networking opportunities. The formal program is from 6:30-7:30pm. Afterwards, there will also be an informal activity, as well as music, dancing and refreshments.

This is a space for queer people of color to meet other QPOCs to build connections and community and to support diversity on campus.Queer People of Color include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming folks who also identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander, African American, Native American, Chican@, Latin@, and mixed heritage. This is an all inclusive event;friends and allies are welcome.

RSVPs are encouraged but not required.   

Facebook Event   https://www.facebook.com/events/662411767112957/

Please forward this invitation to your QPOC/QPOC friendly colleagues as some may not receive this email.

For more information and any disability accommodations, please contact us at queerpoc.ucsc@gmail.com

Co- Sponsors to this event are: The Queer People of Color Group, Cantú Queer Center, Ethnic Resource Centers, Educational Opportunity Programs, and the African American Resource and Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, ARCenter, Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center,  El Centro, Familia X, Oakes College, Student Union Assembly and the Commissioner of Diversity, Queer Student Union, Qulture, SHOP, Theta Pi Sigma and the Women’s Center.



Jonathan Menendez is a digital media entrepeneur/producer that focuses his work on the empowerment of marginalized communities through emergent media, specifically trans-queer people of color. His projects include the production of a documentary on gay Latino culture in L.A., the founding and creative development of xQsi Magazine and Qulture. He founded the Latin@ Queer Arts and Film Festival that is a collaboration with the LA LGBT Center. He has shared his work as a panelist at The Queer Media Conference, The People of Color Film Festival: FUSION and the the Queer Students of Color Conferences. He has worked as a consultant for AIDS Project Los Angeles/UCSF under the department of research with George Ayala to ensure a diverse sample of Latino recruits for a study. He just completed his graduate degree with an emphasis on Digital Art and New Media from the University of California Santa Cruz where he also served as a teaching assistant for two years.

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