Dearest Friends and Compatriots,
This spring, Elsewhere and Queer People of Color (QPOCC) launch the next session of QueerLab: a project to create I Don’t Do Boxes, a publication gathering stories from LGBTQ identifying youth in the southeast. The theme for this year is Act Out.
The project will provide a platform to share stories, collect oral histories and imagine artworks that feature experiences by and for queer youth. Workshops and editorial meetings will be hosted every Wednesday from 6-8pm, (March 11 - June 3) at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro. QueerLab is open to anyone from the community, inviting you to share stories, project ideas and to join us for the production of the magazine.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
QueerLab kicks off this Wednesday, February 25th at Beloved Community Center where we’ll introduce the project and welcome an editorial board of youth and community members. If you can’t make it, you can join the project in whatever capacity you can--whether its ongoing, or for a drop-in engagement.
- What: QueerLab Interest Meeting
- Where: Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington St. Greensboro, NC
- When: Wednesday, February 25, 6-8pm
We are now seeking youth and folks from the community to become a:
- Foreign Correspondent or Investigative Reporter: Share a story, or conduct a remote investigation from wherever you live interviews, photographic essays etc.
- Editor: Work with a youth-led editorial team as an “advisor” and pop into a QueerLab session on Wednesday evenings at Elsewhere (March 11 - June 3; 6-8pm).
- Distributor: Help circulate the news online as a social media specialist, distribute copies in the real world, and help us print our first issue.
To get involved contact Patrick McDonnell at email@example.com or visit goelsewhere.org/queerlab to sign-up and for more information.
QueerLab is a collaboration between Queer People of Color (QPOCC) and Elsewhere’s CoLab program, a youth-led platform for digital storytelling. Funding for QueerLab is provided in part by the Guilford Green Foundation.