Q Center Grad Brownbag Event

Mark your calendars!

The Q Center Grads Brown Bag Series is starting out on a high note! Come join us for a talk by Kris Butler, MSW Candidate in the School of Social Work, on Thursday, February 21st at 2 pm. Details below, and flyer attached. Please circulate widely!

"Resiliency Forged by Coupled Queer People of Color against Discrimination"
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2:00 PM, Q Center, 315 HUB*

Kris Butler, MSW Candidate
School of Social Work
University of Washington, Seattle

Queer people of color often experience negative reactions associated with racism and heterosexism that influence the nature of intimate relationships. In this participatory research project, I examine the effects of racial discrimination on intimate partner relationships and support systems for individuals within same-gender multi-racial partnerships. My primary goal is to examine the relationship between personal experiences with racism and motivation to choose an intimate partner of color. I will present findings that suggest individual partners of multi-racial partnerships have perceived ideas about potential discrimination that influence their decision in choosing intimate relationship partners as it relates to understanding racism as a divisive issue. In contributing to existing literature, I create a more expansive understanding of how people of color cope with marginalization within the queer community in addition to examining the protective factors that increase resi!

The Q Center Grads Brown Bag Series seeks to provide a space for Q Grads to workshop their ideas and network with one another, providing possibilities for collaboration and growth. If you are interested in becoming a speaker at one of these events, please contact Kai Kohlsdorf at kai3.

*While all are welcome, this workshop is particularly developed for people of color. Please be aware of that if and when you choose to contribute your voice.

Resiliency Flyer Kris.docx