Tuesday, Oct. 2
Radical Black Love: A Political Act
Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Join Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan for an exciting, thought-provoking talk about blackness, queerness and love in the face of adversity – both how it can heal and be a radical act of resistance. Tiq and Kim will speak to their experiences as a transgender man and a queer woman, and discuss love as a means of liberation.
Kim Katrin Milan
Co-Founder of The People Project & Activist for Justice and Inclusion
Milan’s ‘The People Project’ is an initiative to bring forth local and international community development through alternative education, art-activism and collaboration. Her presentations are anchored in a modern version of The Golden Rule. Rather than assuming the way you want to be treated is the standard for all, Milan encourages audiences to treat people the way they want to be treated, which means we have to ask and listen.
Journalist, Transgender Advocate & Media Consultant
Tiq Milan has been an advocate and media maker in the LGBT community for more than a decade. An educator and mentor, Milan carved a niche for himself as one of the leading voices for transgender equality. He has won several awards from organizations including The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, Black Transman Advocacy Inc., The National Trans Latina Coalition and The National Pride Index. He’s also been recognized by BET, Ebony Magazine, and MTV.
Sponsored by the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture Endowment, The Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, Women’s, Gender & Sexualities Studies, the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, and the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education.