JOIN US! Wednesday, March 7th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in BLC 4040 for the Digital Scholarship Lab and the Sex and Slavery Lab as we discuss black femme digital practice with Bianca Laureano (founder of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network and the LatiNegrxs Project) and Amber J. Phillips (Reproductive Justice Advocate, writer, and co-host of the Black Joy Mixtape). Laureano and Phillips, both organizers and creatives, will discuss how they use digital tools to celebrate joy, discuss mourning, and create space for black femme identity to thrive online and in real life. This is an intimate, casual conversation and a safe space for LGBTQ people of color and straight people of color–come as you are and let’s chat.
Bianca Laureano is an award-wining educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), The LatiNegrxs Project, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity?(2015) and Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017) and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca has been on the board of CLAGS, the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, and The Black Girl Project. She recently started ANTE UP! as she noticed the needs of many communities doing justice work and finding limited support in their own growth and development.
Amber J. Phillips is a freedom fighter for petty Black Feminists everywhere. Known as the High Priestesses of Black Joy, Amber J. Phillips is a social justice organizer & digital strategist who works to advance the rights of women, young people, people of color, & low-income communities. In addition to being a Founder & Co-Director of the startup digital organizing firm BLACK, Amber is the Senior Manager of Youth Leadership & Mobilization at Advocates for Youth. She proudly serves on the Board of Directors of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective & is a writer with Echoing Ida.