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Black Queer Utopia Fest

Modified: October 16, 2017
black queer utopia fest

October 21st 2017
Parkes Social Hall
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Black Queer Utopia Fest aims to promote social justice education and inclusivity on Northwestern’s Evanston campus by creating a platform for black queer artists and activists to share their personal vision of a utopia for black queer people. The festival will be free and open to all Northwestern students and the Evanston/Chicago community. 

This event aspires to change perspectives around the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, etc. (LGBTQIA+) experience at Northwestern and to create a comfortable space for black queer people to voice concerns about issues impacting their communities by amplifying voices. The event will to bring together a variety of visions and methods of artistic expression to portray the diverse perspectives of the black queer community. To do this, a variety of Chicago activists and artists will be hosted for an arts festival centered on depicting a perfect future for black queer folks.

The aim is to help bridge the divide between the Northwestern community and Chicago by granting students access to speakers and artists they would usually have to venture to Chicago to see. Bridging this divide will show students a side of Northwestern they have never experienced before, and will encourage them to see the queer community from the perspective of one of the most marginalized peoples within the queer community.

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