RADICAL MAMA: A Conversation About Queer Black & Latinx Parenting & Creating Futuristic Families
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Join BGD for a conversation with Mia McKenzie—award-winning author and creator of Black Girl Dangerous and the BGD Blog— and CarmenLeah Ascencio—radical social worker and educator—about the joys and challenges of queer, Black and Latinx, feminist parenting; building a futuristic queer family of color; acquiring and sharing land among queer families of color; and creating intentional spaces, connections and communities for queer Black, Latinx and other people of color who are raising kids.
Moderated by Dr. Moya Bailey.
FREE and open to the public*
On-site childcare will be provided for attendees who need it. If you’d like to use our on-site childcare during the event, leave a comment on the event page HERE so we know how many kids to expect. And please arrive 15 minutes early to the event, to sign your child(ren) in. We are currently raising funds to help cover the cost of on-site childcare. If you’d like to contribute, follow the donate button on the right side of this page.
Accessibility: This event will take place in the 2nd floor library, a wheelchair-accessible space. There is an elevator. Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Parking and transportation: The Orange Line stops at Ruggles Station, a 3-minute walk to the venue. For people driving, there is street parking close to the venue. There is also a parking lot, Renaissance Park, which is a 7-minute walk to the venue and costs $10 (flat fee) on Sundays. We can provide parking reimbursement to queer families of color who are bringing kids and need to drive but for whom the parking garage fee may be a burden. Please bring your garage ticket to the event if you are in need of help covering that cost.
*WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT?
This event is open to anyone who is interested in hearing about our experiences of parenting and family-building as radical queer women of color. If you are not a queer woman of color and would like to attend, you are welcome, as long as you understand the need for, and respect, women-of-color-centered space and want to listen and learn in a connected, respectful manner.