INSTITUTE NEWS & EVENTS
Check out our upcoming events! Registration open now!

Trans/Space is Expanding with TC Tolbert!

image description: black background with blurry, yellow and gold light orbs. TC Tolbert pictured in the bottom right of the flyer happily smiling, wearing sunglasses, and holding a goat. image text: Trans/Space is Expanding: Online creative poetry workshops w/ TC Tolbert. FREE. Wednesdays 9/16/20 - 11/18/20. 6PM - 8PM (AZ). Register at: https://tinyurl.com/transspace



Divinatory Poetics for Witchy Queers with Kristen E. Nelson

image description: background of flyer made up of tarot cards strewn about. Kristen E. Nelson pictured in a black and white photograph in the upper right hand corner of the flyer, wearing a white knit cap and holding an object between her two index fingers. image text: Divinatory Poetics for Witchy Queers w/ Kristen E. Nelson. October 1st, 2020. 6-8PM. FREE to attend. Register at: tinyurl.com/witchyqueers; Sponsored by: The Institute for LGBT Studies. 
iLGBTS is proud to co-sponsor...
Register now for MOCA Tucson's 10-week workshop series Stay Gold: The Queer Imaginary!


TUESDAYS, Oct. 6th - Dec. 8th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
ONLINE
Ages 13-100 | FREE | Registration required

"Art exists where language fails." - Sheila Pepe

In this 10-week ONLINE program, participants in Stay Gold will learn about installation art, receive a kit with the materials needed to create mini-installations, and learn new skills as they move through the process. Through video tutorials and live Zoom meetings, teaching artists will work with participants to work through their ideas and troubleshoot creative ways to make their imagined spaces real.

Many queer and LGBTQIA+ people have had to imagine worlds in which they could exist openly and freely. This queer imaginary offers a respite from a world that would often rather not accept or accommodate difference. This program provides the opportunity to explore these imaginaries and create openings to further explore what it means to be queer in a world where we must choose to live outside the "norm" or conform. As beings who are constantly becoming and refuse to allow our narratives to be told about us and without us, we believe it is important to highlight the imaginary and use this as an opportunity for community-building, skill-building, and conscious co-creation.


Learn more about Stay Gold & MOCA here. Register for this opportunity here
QUEER CONEXIONES: This Week!
STEM Student? LGBTQ+? Join oStem every Tuesday!

Image text: Hey Wildcat! Are you...a STEM Student? LGBTQ+? Join oSTEM! Online until Sept. 28th. Email us for a Zoom link! Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30PM. Want to learn more? uaostem@gmail.com. Socials! Professional Development! Annual conference! oStem - Out in, Science, Technoligy, Engineering and Mathematics.
This Wednesday: Trans BIPOC Support Group (SAGA)!

Image text: Trans BIPOC Support Group! 2nd Wednesdays of the month, 7-9PM. Email the facilitator, Yann (they/them), at TransBIPOC@sagatucson.org for more information and for the Zoom link. Or, join our private Facebook group to receive the link the day of. 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Save the date: 2020 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture featuring micha cárdenas!

Image text: Poetic Operations: Trans Color Art in Digital Media with micha c├írdenas. Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture 2020. Friday, Oct. 16th. 5:30 - 7:00PM (AZ Time). FREE. Zoom webinar. Register at: tinyurl.com/poeticop. English captioning, ASL Interpretation, Spanish interpretation (all provided). Email smaaske@arizona.edu with any questions/accessibility needs. Sponsored by: Institute for LGBT Studies & College of Humanities, Public & Applied Humanities. 
CONFERENCES, CALLS, CLASSES, and FUNDING
Call for workshop proposals: THEMposium 2021!

Deadline for submission: November 1st, 2020 | 5PM PT

THEMposium is a key program of THEM Youth Ensemble, Arizona's music program for LGBTQ+ and allied young people. THEM offers explicitly
gender-affirming music education and is oriented around principles of youth empowerment, community care, and musical excellence. Performances by THEM have included not only vocal and instrumental music, but also elements of spoken word and original narration, visual art, digital media, and movement art.

THEM Youth Ensemble invites proposals for paid 60-90 minute workshops at the second annual THEMposium, which will take place on March 19-20, 2021. Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to): performance as a tool for social transformation, performance for wellness and healing, performance as community and identity creation, performance for artistic and individual expression. Access the full call for proposal in English here. Access the full call in Spanish here. Submit proposals here. Learn more about THEM youth ensemble here
LinksGBTQ+
Follow the Institute on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter