The Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup would like to invite students, faculty and staff to the upcoming LLCC Student Life Soup and Story program: QueerCore with QueenEarth (Melissa Smith) on Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. to noon in the Robert H. Stephens Room. An open mic will follow until 12:45 p.m.
Lunch is $5 for faculty/staff. (Students are free.) Be sure to register by Monday, March 16 if you would like lunch!
QueerCore: Behind the Music is an educational concert series that highlights Queer stories through art. Hosted by QueenEarth (Melissa Smith), this traveling open mic features her coming out stories and invites community members to share their own. Since 2012, QueerCore has been a catalyst for community conversations about identity and inclusion. With discussion and Q&A, participants will be given tools to imagine their path beyond college. They will leave this event with answers about how to navigate the world as creative leaders for themselves with a roadmap for equity to influence tomorrow. #imagineifyoumadeyourownway
View a preview of what to expect here: https://youtu.be/-HTQayoIVjU.
A community event, through performance art, creative expression, and storytelling, QueerCore seeks to give a voice and visibility to artists of the often underrepresented GLBTQA community. This show is also meant to encourage community members to “come out” and share stories and triumphs, and to celebrate the parts of ourselves that make us unique. For some that “different” part is our sexuality. For others, it may be their skin color, religion, accent, etc. Aren’t we all, always, coming out?