A QTBIPOC* Network Gathering
What would food justice look like if we achieved collective liberation for Queer and Trans Black and Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPoC)? In this gathering, we will share collective strategies that center food and earthwork as tools for decolonization to combat issues of isolation, trauma, and accountability within our movement spaces. Our network gathering will be a chill space for fellow QTBIPoC to connect, affirm queer and trans identities through our own and our plant ancestor stories, talk about queer ecology, strategize and eat together! This network gathering will also serve as a space for us to collect stories from QTBIPoC farmers for an upcoming podcast. Our intention is to honor our multifaceted strategies for liberation as sacred rituals that will transcend volatile political times and nourish our collective spirit.
Coordinators of this network gathering are Cris Izaguirre, Audrey Kuo, kumari giles, Glenda Ullauri, Ceci Pineda, and Ashleigh Eubanks.
Call for Participation
Interlocking Roots for Food Justice
We are a group of Queer Trans* Black Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPoC) who understand food and land work as a pathway to organizing and doing anti-oppression work. We are using our network gathering as a space to collect stories from QTBIPoC doing food and land work in order to fight isolation and build collective power. We will engage in the various ways our relationships with food, whether its through farming, cooking, organizing etc., serve as sites of resistance that sustain our communities and movements. Our network gathering will be a chill space for fellow QTBIPoC to connect, affirm queer and trans identities through our own and our plant ancestor stories, talk about queer ecology, strategize and eat together! We especially want to lift up the voices and experiences of QTBIPoC farmers who often do this work in isolation, disconnected from other QTBIPoC. So this gathering will also serve as a space for us to begin collecting their stories for an upcoming podcast!