Qinfolk Festival Workshops

Our mission is to center queer and trans people of color and create spaces for healing.

As such, some workshops are reserved for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) ONLY.

Thank you for respecting the space.

 
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Real Talk:
QTPOC Mental Health

This workshop explores mental health from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens unpacking stigma and barriers QTPOC face while searching for a therapist. During this interactive workshop, participants will have a space to unpack mental health stigma, learn coping skills, and explore ways to seek a therapist.

AM SESSION: 10:00 - 11:30 am

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR QTPOC ONLY

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Real Talk:
QTPOC Mental Health

This workshop explores mental health from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens unpacking stigma and barriers QTPOC face while searching for a therapist. During this interactive workshop, participants will have a space to unpack mental health stigma, learn coping skills, and explore ways to seek a therapist.

PM SESSION: 1:30 -3:00 pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR QTPOC ONLY

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Allowing Mindful Pleasure for Social Change

This informative and engaging workshop uplifts the necessity of mindful pleasure in our pursuit of self-empowerment, community cultivation and social justice. We'll review how pleasure can be mindful, how it transforms our body chemistry and equips us to fight the good fight for peace. We'll learn, express, play and discuss together in circle and walk away with deeper permission and urgency to bring mindful pleasure to various aspects of our lives.

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR QTPOC ONLY

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Art and Consent

The Art and Consent Workshop is about YOU. What does consent look like for your own body? What are you boundaries? How does consent and self-care mix for you? In this workshop, we'll be exploring these questions, but in a relaxed non-academic environment. This is a place to brainstorm, do a few simple arts exercises and ultimately create your own affirmation piece about consent/boundaries/mental health/healing, whatever you need to create to care for yourself in that moment.

TIME: 1:30 -3:00 PM

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR QTPOC ONLY

 
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Mental Health and Wellness 101

This workshop provides participants with a basic knowledge of mental health, wellness and recovery in an effort to reduce stigma. The training presents mental health as a continuum of wellness and an integral part of our overall health, encourages treatment seeking behavior and self-care to manage stress. Mental Health and Wellness 101 is for everyone – parents and guardians, educators, school staff and administrators, and community partners.

TIME: 10:30a - 12:00 pm

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TransAction Financial Empowerment Program

Alternatives Federal Credit Union has launched the TransAction Financial Empowerment Program in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes to provide low-interest loans and credit lines to cover transition-related expenses. The program is among the first of its kind nationwide, mirroring PPSFL's first-in-the-state transgender healthcare services.

TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

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Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice is a framework and a movement based in the belief that every human has the right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children they have in safe and sustainable communities (SisterSong, 1994). Through a series of interactive activities participants will learn about the history of reproductive oppression and how they can enact the key aspects of reproductive justice in their activism and in their lives.

TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 pm


Our mission is to center queer and trans people of color and create spaces for healing.

As such, some workshops are reserved for queer and trans people of color

QTPOC

ONLY.

Thank you for respecting the space.

Workshops subject to change without notice.