Queer Leadership Retreat is an annual weekend retreat hosted by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual + Resource Center. The purpose of the retreat is to foster identity and community for UC Davis scholars, particularly first year and first year transfers. We aim to center and support queer and trans people of color in our work.
Some of the objectives of the retreat include: -Empowering LGBTQIA+ scholars as both individuals and community leaders -Providing safe spaces to build community, gain support, self reflect, and self care -Educating ourselves and each other while raising awareness about issues w/in the community(ies) -Developing strategies and enhancing skills for consciousness-raising by exploring our intersecting identities -Discussing our needs, setting community goals, and taking the first step to putting them into action
The retreat will include a mixture of workshops, recreational and team-building activities, and a source of academic resources and peer support. The retreat will be a unique opportunity for student-scholars to network, learn, and share their knowledge and experiences. We hope that you will apply to enjoy this weekend with us!
Our theme this year is “Liberation Through Love: Reimagining Relationships and Community”, with the intent of dismantling all forms of oppression by building healthy loving relationships with others and then by expanding on those relationships to form community. Bell hooks writes, "The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.” We want to share our skills and knowledge in building self-preserving and sustainable relationships so that folks can grow and thrive to come together and fight systems of oppression.
APPLICATION DUE BY: Friday, 27 October 2017 at 11:59pm.
You will hear back from us if you are selected to attend the retreat by Friday, 3 November 2017.
If you have any issues or questions please contact us at: email@example.com