L.O.C.S Collective, Inc.

Building Community and cultivating resources for LBTQ+ women, non-binary people of color, and our allies.

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7TH ANNUAL LESBIANS+ OF COLOR SYMPOSIUM

Catalysts of Change

03.09.19

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

1585 MASSACHUSETTS AVE

LANGDELL NORTH (225 VORENBURG)

CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

On Saturday, March 9, 2019  join us at the 7th Annual LOCS a day of powerful sessions and talks facilitated by dynamic speakers! LOCS ensures an affirming, inclusive, and diverse environment and reflects all aspects of our vibrant community.

2019LOCS  KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Raquel Willis is a Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color. She is a National Organizer for Transgender Law Center, the largest organization in the U.S. advocating on behalf of transgender and gender nonconforming people. She is also a part of Echoing Ida, a national Black women’s writing collective. Raquel is a thought leader on gender, race and intersectionality. 

 

Jenna Tenn-Yuk (she, her) is a writer, speaker, facilitator and performer. She has spoken nationally at the Walrus Talks, TEDx, Parliament Hill and numerous conferences, engaging audiences through personal storytelling and spoken word. She speaks on being LGBTQ+ and Christian, and empowering people to express their truths.

Grace Moreno is a senior executive, startup nurturer, and mission-driven entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience leading state and national nonprofit organizations.
 
As executive director of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Grace is currently fostering economic growth and viability for LGBT-owned and allied businesses, corporations, and professionals
throughout the Commonwealth.
 

 

2019 Guest of Honor 

Xoài Phạm is a Vietnamese trans woman descended from a long lineage of women warriors. She is happiest when eating fruits on the beach. She is committed to building a world that nurtures all oppressed peoples. She is especially passionate about sex workers’ rights, trans people of color, and Indigenous sovereignty. 

"WE ARE THE LEADERS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR" - GRACE LEE BOGGS

2019LOCS  Presenters

Tankewah Hinds

Mikelina Belaineh

Misty Cranston - Bates

Nicole Shawan Junior

2019 Sponsors 
2019 Community Partners 
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