Friday, February 15, 2019

Workshops Announced for 3rd ¡Presente! Conference

On Saturday, March 2, the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference will offer 18 workshops to registered attendees. Full descriptions are found by clicking here.


Session 1 – 11:15am – 12:45am

  • Collaborative Practice: Envisioning a non-discriminatory Art Praxis
  • Consent Matters: Everything I Know About Consent I Learned From BDSM
  • Decolonizing Gender
  • LGBTQI+ Latinx Survivors Healing from Child Sexual Abuse Praxis
  • VOGUE! THE OLD WAY! THE ONLY WAY! LOVE IS THE MESSAGE!
  • Where Does the Garbage Go?: On Cancel Culture and Disposability

Session 2 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm

  • Anti-Blackness: It’s Not Only White People & Let’s Stop Pretending There’s Anything Micro About Micro-Aggressions
  • Challenging Transphobia in Feminist Organizing
  • Identity Document Support Workshop
  • Latina Punks in Higher Education
  • TU ME DICES NACA, OSEA SOY REINA DE LAS NACAS!
  • Written in the Stars: On Chosen Family and Platonic Love

Session 3 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Cruising Academia
  • Fat. Femme. Fashionable: Beyond Body Positivity
  • Issues and Solutions for the Salton Sea
  • QTIPOC Magic
  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Outreaching to Latino Parents of LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Tequio: Planting Seeds Across Generations

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Abeni Jones To Speak Saturday Morning at the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference

Abeni Jones Self-Portrait

Abeni Jones will speak Saturday morning at the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference on March 2, 2019 at UC Riverside.

Abeni Jones is a disabled, multiracial, trans woman educator, facilitator, artist, graphic designer, writer, and former middle and high school teacher based in San Francisco, CA. Her flagship workshop, “How to Take Care of Each Other: Community Care in Times of Crisis” was presented across the country throughout 2018, including at national conferences such as Facing Race, and Abeni is turning it into a book this year! During the day she’s a graphic designer and advertising professional for a Black history-focused nonprofit media company, and she also does freelance design work and workshop facilitation, and babysits a young trans girl. Read more about her at abenijones.net 

Apply online by February 8 to attend the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference, 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. The conference is presented by La Familia de UCRChicano Student Programs, and the LGBT Resource Center of UC Riverside.

The California Endowment, African Student Programs, Native American Student Programsand the Highlander Empowerment Referendum help make the 3rd ¡Presente! Conference possible.

Workshops Announced for 3rd ¡Presente! Conference

On Saturday, March 2, the 2nd ¡Presente! Conference will offer 18 workshops to registered attendees. Full descriptions are found by clickin...