First Ever UndocuQueer & Trans SoCal Convening

May. 27, 2014 / By


The Immigrant Youth Coalition and the Dream Resource Center of the UCLA Labor Center are hosting the first Undocumented Queer and Trans Convening in Southern California(click for Facebook event). The convening will bring undocuqueer/trans migrants from across California to focus on three themes that are central to our community: health, criminalization and our youth.

Through the convening participants will have an opportunity to learn about and participate in the following projects:

  • Research
    • The development of a community led survey to gather data on issues and experiences of Queer and Trans migrants. The survey will be an effort created for and by queer and trans migrants to use as a tool to address the needs of the Undocuqueer/trans migrants in California. The survey will also focus on Health and criminalization and its impact on the queer and Trans community.
  • Documentation
    • We will continue to bring people together to document our experiences through writing, poetry and art. We will introduce the Undocuqueer Book; a project with over 30 writers from across the country documenting their lives.

Who: Queer and trans migrants in California convened by The IYC and DRC

Why:  The Undocumented queer youth in the migrants movement has been one of the most visible, heroic and involved group of people, many leading their own organizations and campaigns. But as we look forward and look at policies that affect us we are still excluded and our needs are not being met. This year we will define our own priorities for our communities in California and make California a healthy place for all of us.
When: May 31st, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: CARECEN(third floor)
2845 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005
Bay Area: Providing transportation
Southern California: Organized carpools
Housing: Provided for out of town participants
Food: Breakfast and Lunch provided. 

Space is limited please register so can provide enough food, transportation and housing. 


If you can’t attend please consider sponsoring a UQT convening participant! Can you donate $5, $10 or $20 dollars to make this a success?  DONATE HERE!

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