Program



PLENARY

Queer Freedom as Divestment from Whiteness

Naomi Christine Leapheart, M.Div, United Church of Christ
Malcolm Shanks, Race Forward
Rev. Lois M. Parr, Reconciling Ministries Network, United Methodist Church; Allies for Change

How is the mainstream LGBTQ movement a colonizing force that sustains white supremacy? What investments have LGBTQ movements made in whiteness and anti-Blackness? How can these colonizing investments be interrupted by centering Blackness — Black queer narratives, scholarship, critique, and imagination — within our movement? Hear from Black queer organizers and white queer comrades in a truth-telling discussion about how queer liberation is tied to divestment from whiteness.