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brohogany:

move|me(a)nt

Yess! Whoever you are and wherever you came from.

Yess! Whoever you are and wherever you came from.

South African Activists Decry Rapes of Lesbians

Black America Web News recently published a brief article that details the work South African lesbian activists and community folk in Cape Town are organizing around corrective rape targeting lesbians. Yesterday, Monday, March 14th, there were multiple demonstrations outside of parliament and there has been much mobilization of petitions globally! 

                             

Keeping an ear to the ground of South Africa’s struggles around violence and hate crimes is a necessary stand in solidarity and in building a conscious network of effective organizing and resistance!

Enjoy the article!

Love,

Afro Qwe’re

(Source: blackamericaweb.com)

AFRO PHOTO FEATURE

"Afro Qwe’re has a special love for Darryl Stevens! The boyish charm and handsome look delivers everytime."

Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of young people and fought for many of the rights that people take for granted today. Unbowed by obstacles she encountered as a black, Puerto Rican woman, she founded ASPIRA to empower Puerto Rican youth, and created other enduring leadership and advocacy organizations in New York and California, across the United States, and in Puerto Rico. Recognized for her achievements in 1996, Dr. Pantoja was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon civilians in the US.

~ Words from The Schomburg Center

(Source: youtube.com)

None On Record

The work that Selly K. Thiam has started with None On Record is far beyond neccessary and critical! Definitely check out their site to learn more!

In Support & Solidarity of Good Work,

Afro Qwe’re

"One cannot deny that Negritude is a reality, a culture…" from journal, The Black Student by Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, and León Damas

From Negritude to Realism, by Pablo Gracia Sáez

          afrol News, 2011

(Source: afrol.com)

Papers of Duncan Teague Comes to Atlanta Research Library

Black gay activist, Duncan Teague donated his papers to the Auburn Avenue Research Library in 2009 and now celebrations of public viewings of the works are underway this weekend! If you are anywhere near Atlanta, you should definitely try to make your way to the party to share in OUR documented history…our stories!

~ Afro Qwe’re

SVP Call for Papers!

Shifting the Vantage Point invites the submission of original, engaging, well-written, truth-telling, and previously unpublished Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer [LGBT] love stories, personal essays, creative non-fiction, interviews, novel excerpts, and/poetry for a forthcoming anthology, Same-Sex, Same-Gender: Stories of Transformation, Hope and Love. This anthology is being prepared for publication online and for print at a small independent publishing house. Shifting the Vantage Point welcomes all stories of love, struggle, change, the search for identity, gender re-assignment, gender roles, living in secret, coming out, living as “butch” or “femme”, labeling in the LGBTQ community, parenting an LGBTQ child, etc.

SVP strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQ people of color.

Deadline: MAy 31, 2011

The Visibility Project! A photographic portraiture series focused on the Queer Asian American identified community.

The project seeks to break down ethnic, gendered, and sexual stereotypes through the powerful and accessible media of photography and video.

This project is very inspiring for the work that Afro Qwe’re has out to do for more than the obvious connections. Check out their site and learn a little more about what they are all about!

In Solidarity,

Afro Qwe’re

brohogany:

move|me(a)nt

Yess! Whoever you are and wherever you came from.

Yess! Whoever you are and wherever you came from.

South African Activists Decry Rapes of Lesbians

Black America Web News recently published a brief article that details the work South African lesbian activists and community folk in Cape Town are organizing around corrective rape targeting lesbians. Yesterday, Monday, March 14th, there were multiple demonstrations outside of parliament and there has been much mobilization of petitions globally! 

                             

Keeping an ear to the ground of South Africa’s struggles around violence and hate crimes is a necessary stand in solidarity and in building a conscious network of effective organizing and resistance!

Enjoy the article!

Love,

Afro Qwe’re

(Source: blackamericaweb.com)

AFRO PHOTO FEATURE

"Afro Qwe’re has a special love for Darryl Stevens! The boyish charm and handsome look delivers everytime."

Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of young people and fought for many of the rights that people take for granted today. Unbowed by obstacles she encountered as a black, Puerto Rican woman, she founded ASPIRA to empower Puerto Rican youth, and created other enduring leadership and advocacy organizations in New York and California, across the United States, and in Puerto Rico. Recognized for her achievements in 1996, Dr. Pantoja was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon civilians in the US.

~ Words from The Schomburg Center

(Source: youtube.com)

None On Record

The work that Selly K. Thiam has started with None On Record is far beyond neccessary and critical! Definitely check out their site to learn more!

In Support & Solidarity of Good Work,

Afro Qwe’re

"One cannot deny that Negritude is a reality, a culture…" from journal, The Black Student by Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, and León Damas

From Negritude to Realism, by Pablo Gracia Sáez

          afrol News, 2011

(Source: afrol.com)

Papers of Duncan Teague Comes to Atlanta Research Library

Black gay activist, Duncan Teague donated his papers to the Auburn Avenue Research Library in 2009 and now celebrations of public viewings of the works are underway this weekend! If you are anywhere near Atlanta, you should definitely try to make your way to the party to share in OUR documented history…our stories!

~ Afro Qwe’re

SVP Call for Papers!

Shifting the Vantage Point invites the submission of original, engaging, well-written, truth-telling, and previously unpublished Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer [LGBT] love stories, personal essays, creative non-fiction, interviews, novel excerpts, and/poetry for a forthcoming anthology, Same-Sex, Same-Gender: Stories of Transformation, Hope and Love. This anthology is being prepared for publication online and for print at a small independent publishing house. Shifting the Vantage Point welcomes all stories of love, struggle, change, the search for identity, gender re-assignment, gender roles, living in secret, coming out, living as “butch” or “femme”, labeling in the LGBTQ community, parenting an LGBTQ child, etc.

SVP strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQ people of color.

Deadline: MAy 31, 2011

The Visibility Project! A photographic portraiture series focused on the Queer Asian American identified community.

The project seeks to break down ethnic, gendered, and sexual stereotypes through the powerful and accessible media of photography and video.

This project is very inspiring for the work that Afro Qwe’re has out to do for more than the obvious connections. Check out their site and learn a little more about what they are all about!

In Solidarity,

Afro Qwe’re

South African Activists Decry Rapes of Lesbians
""One cannot deny that Negritude is a reality, a culture…" from journal, The Black Student by Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, and León Damas"

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Afro Qwe're is a Visibility Arts Archival Project for queer folks of African descent! Collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the written and photographic narratives of Afro Queer persons globally!