Elements Womyn of Color Conference begins Tomorrow, 10/7

6 10 2010

Featuring: Grammy Award winning artist  Dionne Farris,  Film Screenings | 17 Workshops | Meet the Board Event | Inter-Generational Brunch | & More!


Anticipating Oct 7 in Philly? Here’s a Taste of Grammy Award Winner Dionne Farris

21 08 2010

In less than two months, women/womyn of color will come together for Crossroads and Crosswinds: Connecting Across Race and Space. This, the 2nd Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference presented by Elements Organization, will feature workshops, a film screening, inter-generational brunch and other opportunities for honest conversations and relationship building. [click here for conference information]

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Grammy Award winner Dionne Farris will perform during the conference. I’m sure you are familiar with her work and artistry. The Archivists Society is honored to share a short film from her video album “Remember My Name – Vol. 1” (2007).

Here is her 1997 jam from the Love Jones soundtrack, “Hopeless”(written by Van Hunt).

Dionne Farris was a part of the “extended musical family” of Arrested Development and featured in a few of the group’s songs. Here’s my favorite, “Tennessee” (1992).

The Black LGBT Archivists Society is excited for this conference, its organizers and each attendee (and to Dionne Farris for blessing Philadelphia with her gift).

Click here for additional information on the 2nd Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference.

Elements Present 2nd LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conf in Philly, Oct 7-10

18 08 2010

The Elements Organization just announced details for their 2nd Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference on October 7-10 (Philadelphia). By the theme alone, its set to be an enriching time: Crossroads & Crosswinds: Connecting Across Race and Space. According to the promoters, the “conference will convene over 200 participants from around the country to have honest, soul-quenching discussion with dynamic speakers, facilitators, and artists,” including Grammy Award winning performance by Dionne Farris.
You can find the following information in this post:

1) Conference Registration
2) Facilitators Interested in Presenting
3) Vending at the Conference
4) Volunteering/Scholarships

1) Conference Registration:
(Click here: www.windtickets.eventbrite.com)

Cost: A 4-day pass to all conference activities will cost $55 for adults and $30 for youth 16-18. If you cannot attend all conference events, you can purchase tickets for each day of the conference separately.

Deadline: The registration deadline is October 1st. Please register as early as possible; the conference will cost more after the registration deadline.

Scholarships: Limited Scholarships are available. Please read below for more information.

To register, please click here: www.windtickets.eventbrite.com

2) Facilitators Interested In Presenting

Anyone with expertise in the conference themes – Sexuality/Sexual Practices, Relationships, Spirituality/Wellness, Gender Expression/Body, and Social Justice – is encouraged to apply to do a workshop at the conference. Preference is given for powerful, engaging workshop ideas that illustrate an understanding of root challenges within the LGBTQ womyn of color community and strategies for our collective healing and development.

To submit a proposal click here:
Deadline for submissions is September 1

3) Vending

Calling all entrepreneurs! This conference provides an excellent opportunity for visibility, exposure, and enterprise. A limited number of vending spaces are available. Please bring your own tables – within specific size guidelines. Vending costs $65.

For further information and an application, please click here:
Deadline for submissions is September 15

4) Volunteering/Scholarships

In spirit of the building this event as a space/forum for community building, growth and connection, The Elements Board is calling for volunteers to support this year’s conference activities. Volunteers play an essential role in successful production – and are compensated by receiving more than half off the 4-day conference pass. For more information about volunteering, or any questions regarding financial assistance of any kind for the conference, please e-mail info@ourelements.org