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People making a difference

20 Jun

Studology speaks about the Brown Boi Project and Pookz experience on one of the retreats.  (peeped the o’ so familiar Secret journal she had).

Anyway I love what the Brown Boi Project represents. I wish I could have had this when I was growing up. However it’s not too late, the program is designed for youth leaders age 35 and under. Here’s a snippet of what they’re about:

“The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice.

*Masculine of center (MoC) recognizes the cultural breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale, and the term includes a wide range of identities such as butch, stud, aggressive/AG, tom, macha, boi, dom, etc.

What is it? What do they do?

“During the 5-day retreat you will have the opportunity to work across issues and communities, talk about race, class, culture, gender and sexuality, and explore what a commitment to social justice looks like for you and how you want to help your community. These retreats bring participants from across the country to experience an intensive introduction to community organizing while doing important personal leadership development. You will receive training in understanding power, communications, cross culture coalition building, personal finance, community organizing, self-care, fundraising, relationship building, gender justice, and personal life planning. “

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “People making a difference

  1. Hers and Hers

    June 21, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I have never heard of this project. My ex is the Director of the LGBTQ center at a University, so I am going go pass this information on to her. Very good project!

     
    • teresz

      June 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Cool, spread the word:) They also featured this project in the June 11′ issue of Curve magazine.

       

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