June 13, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UPDATE: We have postponed this event, stay tuned for further virtual community gatherings.
BUTCH Voices is inviting you to an online community gathering space where butches and masculine of center folks, and our allies can connect virtually! During this pandemic we see the need for community now more than ever.
We hope that you and your families are as healthy and safe as you can be. We send our gratitude and appreciation to the front line workers helping to keep us healthy and safer, keeping our food systems going, providing mutual aid, and all of the ways that we are supporting our communities during this time. We send love out to those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, and those navigating healthcare.
For our virtual gatherings, we will have a monthly topic Send us your topics! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. These virtual events will have butch/MoC folks at the center of the conversations. Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please be mindful about the time and space we each take up during the event.
As any BUTCH Voices event: BIPOC, trans folks of all identities, people with disabilities, and those at the intersections of these and other marginalized communities are centered and prioritized.. If you need accommodations not listed here please let us know. If you need ASL interpretation, please let us know at least one week prior, so that we can have interpreters on hand.
Tips for using Zoom: you can change your screen name to a preferred name, and add your pronouns there. We encourage folks to turn your camera on, so that we can connect with each other visually. Set aside the time to be fully present if you are able. We know that folks are multi-tasking, but we want to take the time to really connect.. We value this time together as butches/MoC folks, and need these spaces in the best of times, much less during a pandemic. We will ask folks to post questions in chat, and use the raise hand function to monitor folks’ participation so that our conversations go smoothly. BUTCH Voices is a trans inclusive, anti-oppressive space. If participants don’t respect one another, they will be asked to leave. Full stop.