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2018 NY6 Spectrum Conference

Connecting, empowering and expanding safety for LGBTQ+ students at NY6 schools.
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Call for Workshop Proposals 

The 3rd Biannual NY6 Spectrum Conference, March 23-25, brings together staff, faculty and students to educate about and for a diverse range of identities and experiences related to sexual orientation and gender. This year's conference will engage the main themes of art, networking, and community building in fun, meaningful, and intersectional ways.

We invite all who wish to share insightful, interactive, and informative workshops around these themes to submit a proposal by November 6 

Watch this website for updates! For more information, email lgbtq@colgate.edu

Keynote: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

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The keynote event of the conference will center radical queerness, racial justice, and have a critique of the gay rights movement. This event would be open to any Colgate community members in addition to the Spectrum Conference attendees. Miss Major, a 75 year old Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years, will focus on the history leading up to our contemporary trans rights movement in the United States, as well as the importance of intergenerational community for queer people.

Other events around the keynote will include a screening of the documentary Miss Major! during the evening of Friday, March 23, and Queer People of Color tea with students/staff and faculty before the keynote Saturday.

About the New York Six (NY6) Liberal Arts Consortium

The NY6 consortium seeks to facilitate collaboration among members in fulfilling educational missions, serving the public good, and enhancing options for students, faculty, and staff at Skidmore College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Colgate University, Union College, and Hamilton College.


The conference is sponsored this year by NY6 and the following Colgate University offices: President's Office, Dean of the College, Center for Women's Studies, Film & Media Studies, ALANA Cultural Center, Shaw Wellness Center, LGBTQ Initiatives