Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bitter Brown Femmes To Open 3rd ¡Presente! Conference at UCR


Bitter Brown Femmes will open the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference at UCR on Friday, March 1, 2019. 


Bitter Brown Femmes is a podcast hosted by Ruben (Queer Xicano Chisme) and Cassandra (Xicanisma) that tackles social, political, emotional, and community issues. It was born of a necessity to take the Latinx/Chicanx community dialogue beyond mere identity empowerment and feel good/comedic fluff (that although, have their place, oversaturate social media) and into a realm that is critical of identity and society while advocating for marginalized peoples.

"We also aim to disrupt liberal complacency in systems of oppression by living up to our motto of: Dismantling Shit While Talking Shit!"

Friday's opening is FREE and open to the public. ASL interpretation provided. Free parking provided.

Saturday's conference events require an online application/registration, due February 8, 2019.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

3rd ¡Presente! Conference Set for March 1-2, 2019 at UC Riverside


La Familia de UCRChicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center of UC Riverside invite you to join Un Espacio For Our QT Community at the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference on March 1-2, 2019.

The ¡Presente! Conference is a queer college conference for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) with a focus on people who identify as part of the Latin/South/Central American diaspora, including but not limited to  Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Brown, Latinx, Chicanx, and Indigenous people. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend.

The Call for Workshops/Presentations is now open, with online submissions has been extended to Thursday,December 20, 2018. The online Application/Registration form is also open for those wishing to attend Saturday's events. Anyone who submits a workshop or presentation program proposal will have their registration fee waive if accepted to attend, regardless of whether their proposal is accepted.

For the past two years, UCR has hosted the ¡Presente! Conference, with over 30 campuses represented. Participants' cultural backgrounds included Afro-Columbian, Afro-Indigenous, Afro Latina, Afro-Mexican, Apache, Bolivian, Brazilian, Brown, Brown Chapinx,  Central American, CentroAmericanx, Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, Chilean, Columbian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Ecuadorian American, Guatemalan, Guatemanteca, Hispanic, Hispanic Mexican, Honduran, Indigenous, Latina, Latino, Latinx, Mayan, Mestiza, Mescalero Apache, Mexica-Chihimeca, Mexican, Mexican American, Mexicana, Mexika-Chichimeca, Mixed, Mixtec, Multi-Ethnic, Nahua, Native, Nicaraguan, Oaxacan, Oaxaquena, Panamanian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Purhepecha descendant, Raza, Salvadoran, Salvadoran American, Salvadoreña, Salvadoreño, SalviMex, Tejanx, Tejano, Wixarika, Xicana, Xicano, Xinanx, and many other identities.and many other identities.

The California Endowment and the Highlander Empowerment Referendum help make the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference possible.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Join Gabby Rivera & Poesía Peligrosa at ¡Presente! Opening on Friday, February 9 at UCR




Everyone is welcome to attend the FREE ¡Presente! Conference opening in the Highlander U nion Building / HUB 302 on Friday, February 9. This event features both Gabby Rivera, a writer for America Chavez (Marvel's queer latinx superhero), and UCR's Poesía Peligrosa.

Join us at 6pm for visual art displays and community. Gabby Rivera will speak at 7pm on "Inspiring Radical Creativity," as well as do a book signing. Afterwards, the stage is available for Open Mic.

ASL interpretation will be provided for Gabby Rivera's talk.

Gabby Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. The author of Juliet Takes a Breath, she’s also the writer of the new Marvel series America Chavez—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero.

Poesía Peligrosa is a quarterly event celebrating arte en nuestra comunidad (art in our community). Poesía Peligrosa is sponsored by Teatro Quinto Sol, M.E.Ch.A. de UCR and Chicano Student Programs.

The 2nd !Presente! Conference is sponsored by La Familia de UCR, Chicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center. Gabby Rivera's appearance is co-sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board*. This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

*ASPB co-sponsorship does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Gabby Rivera, Juniperangelica Cordova, & Bamby Salcedo to speak at 2nd ¡Presente! Conference



The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference on February 9-10, 2018 at UC Riverside will feature Gabby Rivera, Juniperangelica Cordova, Bamby Salcedo, and 14 workshops and programs. While applications are still being accepted for the Wait List to attend Saturday's events, Friday's opening featuring Gabby Rivera will be free and open to all.

Gabby Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. The author of Juliet Takes a Breath, she’s also the writer of the new Marvel series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever—that’s catching headlines from The New York Times, CNN, Vogue, and beyond. She will speak on "Inspiring Radical Creativity." Her talk is free and open to all on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7pm in HUB 302. ASL interpretation provided.


Juniperangelica Cordova is a young, brown, queer, trans femme from Azusa, Ca. As the child of an immigrant father and chingona mother, Juniperangelica’s perspective and passion stems from the roots of her people and the goals of liberation. Juniperangelica's work and wisdom is informed by her experiences navigating the world as a homeless teenager for 6 years, while understanding school to be her sanctuary. As a transfer student from Citrus College, Juniperangelica is studying the intersections of social resistance and state repression at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as a member of the ASUC Senate. Juniperangelica’s work for social justice is fueled by the next generation and her love for her niblings Adrian & Jackie. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” -Mexican Proverb


Baby Salcedo is the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latinxs in the US. Bamby has served and participated in many local, national and international organizations and planning groups. This work mediates intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, social class, HIV+ status, immigration status and more. She is returning to the ¡Presente! Conference, a Madrina to young folx in her community.

The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference is organized by La Familia de UCR, Chicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center, and is co-sponsored by the Associated Students Program Board* and The California Endowment. The 2nd ¡Presente! Conference is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

*ASPB co-sponsorship does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2nd ¡Presente! Conference Set For February 9-10, 2018 at UC Riverside



La Familia de UCRChicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center of UC Riverside invite you to join Un Espacio For Our QT Community at the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference on February 9-10, 2018.

The ¡Present! Conference is a queer college conference for Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend Saturday's events. Friday's opening is free and open to all.

The Call for Workshops/Presentations is now open, with online submissions due by November 15, 2017. The online Application/Registration will open October 15, 2017 for those wishing to attend Saturday's events.

In 2017, UCR hosted the inaugural ¡Presente! Conference, with 33 campuses represented. Cultural backgrounds included Afro-Indigenous, Brazilian, Brown, Central American, Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, Chilean, Columbian, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Honduran, Indigenous, Latina, Latino, Latinx, Mayan, Mestiza, Mescalero Apache, Mexica-Chihimeca, Mexican American, Mexicana, Mixed, Mixtec, Multi-Ethnic, Native, Nicaraguan, Oaxaquena, Panamanian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Purhepecha descendant, Raza, Salvadoran, Salvadoreña, Tejanx, Tejano, Xinanx, and many other identities.

The California Endowment, the UCR Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and the Highlander Empowerment Referendum help make the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference possible.

Bitter Brown Femmes To Open 3rd ¡Presente! Conference at UCR

Bitter Brown Femmes will open the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference at UCR on Friday, March 1, 2019.  Bitter Brown Femmes is a podcast host...