Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Femme Conference 2012: Pulling the Pieces Together
Who: Femme Conference 2012 is co-chaired by Jen Valles and Krista Smith, in addition to several other committee members.
What: Femme Conference 2012: Pulling the Pieces Together
Where: Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore
4 West University Parkway
Baltimore, Maryland, 21218-2306
When: August 17-19, 2012
Why: The Femme Conference is a biannual conference that brings together academics, activists, artists, homemakers, professionals, and students to explore and discuss Queer* Femme as an identity. The conference is dedicated to creating a Femme-positive environment and propelling social change for femmes and all genders. To view a schedule of Pulling the Pieces Together, please visit this page. Registration is available up until the day of the conference. The current registration rate is $100 for the whole conference. For registration and lodging information, please visit the Femme Conference registration page.
The following is a disclosure from the Femme Conference 2012 webpage:
*We recognize that for many lesbians and same-gender-loving Femmes ‘queer’ is not a term that works and that it can often feel alienating and unwelcoming. We want to recognize that language is always imperfect, and make it clear that we use the term as an umbrella to include all of us who identify as Femme within LGBTQIA/SGL and genderphile communities. We are using this term to specifically and intentionally include lesbians and same-gender-loving women as well as genderqueers, transwomen, and folks of every sex and gender who identify as Femme and see themselves as part of LGBTQIA/SGL and genderphile communities.